Nigerian artists who have made Barack Obama playlists

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Nigerian artists who have made Barack Obama's playlists
Nigerian artists who have made Barack Obama’s 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.


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Burna Boy

Nigerian artists who have made Barack Obama's playlists
Burna Boy

Burna Boy will be the first Nigerian artist with the highest number of songs to have appeared on Obama’s playlist.

Burna Boy first featured on the in 2019 with his hit song, “Anybody“, then in 2020 made it into the summer thanks to the collaboration, “Be Honest” with .

In 2022 his heartbreak hit, “Last Last” made it to the end-of-year playlist.

Rema

Nigerian artists who have made Barack Obama's playlists
Rema

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 on several occasions.

In fact, he is one of the first Nigerian artists to ever feature on the Summer 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 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

Wizkid

Wizkid is another favourite Nigerian musician of Obama, having appeared on his twice in 2020.

In that year, Wizkid appeared on the summer 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.

Nigerian artists who have made Barack Obama’s playlists

 

Tems

Tems first appeared on the 2020 Summer 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 again but this time with her solo song, “Vibe Out”.


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Pheelz and BNXN made an appearance in the 2022’s summer with their hit collaboration, “Finesse‘.

Davido was featured on the 2020’s summer for his “Know Your Worth (Remix)” collaboration with American crooner Khalid and the English duo, Disclosure.

was featured on the 2022’s end-of-year with her empowering single, “Rush

 

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