Nigerian artists who have made Barack Obama playlists
Nigerian artists who have been featured on Obama’s Playlists
The Nigerian Artists That have Made Barack Obama music playlists
Every year, former U.S. President Barack Obama shares his playlists featuring his favourite songs of that year and Nigerian artists have gradually been featuring on the list.
Obama’s lists come in two forms, his summer playlist; which is usually released during the month of August and his end-of-year list which is released at the end of the year in December.
Here are the Nigerian artists who have been a constant feature on Barack Obama’s Playlists.
- Nigerian songs that made waves internationally
- Top Nigerian songs that have made an international impact
Burna Boy will be the first Nigerian artist with the highest number of songs to have appeared on Obama’s playlist.
In 2022 his heartbreak hit, “Last Last” made it to the end-of-year playlist.
Whatever you think of the cute dimpled artist, he is definitely a favourite of Obama as he has appeared on the Former US President’s Summer playlist on several occasions.
In fact, he is one of the first Nigerian artists to ever feature on the Summer playlist and he did it the same year he made his debut in the Industry.
In 2019, his song, “Iron Man” was the lucky Nigerian song to be featured on the Summer playlist at Number 42 and the same song also appeared on the 2019’s End-of-year list.
In 2022, his hit song, “Calm Down” made it onto the end-of-year music playlist.
Wizkid is another favourite Nigerian musician of Obama, having appeared on his playlist twice in 2020.
In that year, Wizkid appeared on the summer playlist with his H.E.R-assisted “Smile” and in the end-of-year music playlist, his global hit song, “Essence” was the only Nigerian song to make the cut.
Tems first appeared on the 2020 Summer Playlist thanks to her feature on Khalid’s “Know Your Worth” remix while at the end-of-year list she appeared on it as a result of her assisted collaboration, “Essence”.
In 2022, she made it to the summer playlist again but this time with her solo song, “Vibe Out”.
- Nigerian Artists who have written songs for international artists
- Nigerian record producers who have produced songs for international musicians
Pheelz and BNXN made an appearance in the 2022’s summer playlist with their hit collaboration, “Finesse‘.
Davido was featured on the 2020’s summer playlist for his “Know Your Worth (Remix)” collaboration with American crooner Khalid and the English duo, Disclosure.
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