Gimme Love (song)

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"Gimme Love"
Single by Seyi Shay featuring Runtown
ReleasedNovember 16, 2018[1]
FormatDigital download
Seyi Shay singles chronology
"Gimme Love"
"Ko Ma Roll"
Runtown singles chronology
"No Permission"
"Gimme Love"
"Oh Oh Oh"

"Gimme Love" is a song by Nigerian singer Seyi Shay. It features vocals from Runtown and serves as the lead single from her upcoming second EP. Produced by Sarz, the song was officially released on November 16, 2018.[2][3] It won the Best R&B Single at The Headies 2019.[4]

Background and composition[edit]

According to Seyi Shay, “The whole song was pretty much a freestyle that came from the emotions I was feeling at the time. I just got on the mic and started singing to the beat.”[5]

"Gimme Love" is an Afrobeats-inspired take on R&B and was produced by Sarz. It's sensual without being intense. The lyrics carry passion and urgency.[1]

Music video[edit]

An accompanying music video for "Gimme Love" was released on 21 January 2019 and was directed by Clarence Peters.[6]

On 13 September 2019, Seyi Shay released another video of the song, this time featuring Teyana Taylor in a remix.[7] It was shot in Harlem, New York, US and was directed by Walu and produced by JM Films.[3]


Year Award Category Result Ref.
2019 The Headies Best R&B Single Won [4]


  1. ^ a b Ohunyon, Ehis (16 November 2018). "Seyi Shay - 'Gimme Love' ft. Runtown". Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Seyi Shay Premieres New Music Video for "Gimme Love" featuring Runtown". pm studio. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Seyi Shay & Teyana Taylor Connect For 'Gimme Love' Remix". OkayAfrica. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Full list of winners at Headies 2019". The Nation Newspapers. 21 October 2019. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Artists We Know You Will Love". Jaguda. 16 October 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  6. ^ "New Video: Teni - Case". Afrobeatnights. 29 January 2019. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Teyana Taylor Crosses Borders To Find Seyi Shay On "Gimme Love" Remix". HotNewHipHop. 15 September 2019. Retrieved 5 November 2019.