Kele Kele Love

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"Kele Kele Love"
Kele Kele Love cover.jpg
Single by Tiwa Savage
from the album Once Upon a Time
ReleasedNovember 4, 2010
FormatDigital download
GenreAfropop, R&B
Songwriter(s)Tiwatope Savage
Producer(s)Harmony Samuels
Tiwa Savage singles chronology
"Kele Kele Love"
"Love Me (3x)"

"Kele Kele Love" is a song by Nigerian R&B recording artist Tiwa Savage, released as the first single from her debut studio album Once Upon a Time (2013). Upon its release, the song was met with positive reviews.[1]


In an interview with Showtime Celebrity, Tiwa said she had doubts about the song's longevity.[2] In the same interview, she spoke about the song's composition, saying: "I think issues are universal. Even though Kele Kele is Nigerian, it’s something that anyone can easily know because it’s universal." Furthermore, Tiwa said that "Kele Kele Love" is a mixture of her experiences as well as the experiences of others.[2] In the aforementioned interview, Tiwa also said that the expectations she got from her first release was greater than expected.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the single was shot and directed in Los Angeles by Jerry Chan. It was co-directed by Tiwa and Tee Billz.[3] The music video was uploaded to Tiwa Savage's Vevo account on April 6, 2011, and to her YouTube account on July 28, 2011.


"Kele Kele Love" won the Best R&B Soul Song award at the 2011 Afrotainment Museke Online Music Awards.[4] The music video for "Kele Kele Love" was nominated for Most Gifted Female Video at the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards.[5] Moreover, the music video was also nominated for Best Use of Choreography at the 2011 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA).[6] The song earned Tiwa Savage a Next Rated nomination at The Headies 2011.[7]

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Results
2011 The Headies Next Rated Nominated
Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted Female Video Nominated
Afrotainment Museke Online Music Awards Best R&B Soul Song Won
Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) Best Use of Choreography Nominated

Track listing, covers, and remixes[edit]

"Kele Kele Love" was remixed by The Busy Twist, a production duo from London that describes their music as "African influenced bass music". The duo's version of "Kele Kele Love" is a mixture of Afropop and funk.[8] Dj Sean,[9] Sym 19,[10] Shimzie,[11] Dowty Ebi,[12] and N6 (a radio personality for CoolFM), released their own rendition of the song.[13] "Kele Kele Love" was also remixed over a house instrumental.[14]

1."Kele Kele Love"3:42
2."Kele Kele Love (House Remix)"3:27
3."Kele Kele (The Busy Twist Remix)" (by The Busy Twist)3:32
4."Kele Kele Love (Remix)" (by DJ Sean)3:54
5."Kele Kele Love (remix)" (by N6)3:50
6."Kele Kele Love (remix)" (by Dowty Ebi)3:51
7."Kele Kele Love Remake" (by Sym 19 featuring Solidstar)3:55
8."Kele Kele Love (Remix)" (by Shimzie)3:23

Video release history[edit]

Platform Date Format Label
Vevo April 6, 2011 Digital download
YouTube July 28, 2011


  1. ^ "On Set With Tiwa Savage: Behind the Scenes at the video shoot for "Kele Kele Love"". Bellanaija. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Kele Kele love is my personal experince – Tiwa Savage". Vanguard. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  3. ^ "New Video: Tiwa Savage – Kele Kele Love". Bellanaija. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Afrotainment Museke Online Africa Music Awards 2011 Winners" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Reminder: 2011 Channel O Awards Nominees". justcurious. Archived from the original on 31 August 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Nigerian Music Video Awards [NMVA] 2011 Nominees… Darey & Jodie Top The List of Nominees". Jaguda. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  7. ^ "The Headies 2011: Ice Prince, 2face, Dr Sid, Darey top Nominees List". 360nobs. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  8. ^ "The Busy Twist - UK funky remix of Tiwa Savage's Kele Kele". This Is Africa. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Kele Kele Love [Remix]". Hulkshare. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Audio:- Sym 19 - Kele Kele Love Remake featuring Solidstar". Nigeriansounds. 6 November 2012. Archived from the original on 21 December 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  11. ^ "Shimzie-Kele Kele Love-Remix". YouTube. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  12. ^ "Tiwa Savage ft. Dowty Ebi (DE9) - 4. Kele Kele Love Remix". YouTube. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  13. ^ "N6 – Back When (Remix) + Kele Kele Love (Remix)". Notjustok. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  14. ^ "Now Playing: Tiwa Savage – Kele Kele Love (House Remix)". Bellanaija. October 5, 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2013.