Former President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, has included songs by Nigerian musicians, Burna Boy and Ayra Starr, in his current favorite songs of summer 2023 playlist, shared via his tweeter handle on, Thursday, 20th July, 2023.
The Nigerian music stars joined other superstars like Jorja Smith, SZA, J Hus, Drake, Nas, and Rosalia on the playlist that comprises both classic and new records.
‘Sittin’ On Top Of The World’ by Grammy award-winning Nigerian singer, Burna Boy featuring US-based British rapper, 21 Savage, and Ayra Starr’s ‘Sability’ were the only afrobeats songs on the playlist.
This is not the first time either Burna Boy or Ayra Starr had featured on Obama’s annual summer playlist with ‘Last Last’ and ‘Rush’ making the cut in 2022.
Wizkid, Rema, and Tems are also other Nigerian artists who have featured in the list.
Story: Christy Dung