Some top Nigerian singers have made it to former US President Barack Obama Summer playlist.
The Summer playlist contains a list of 35 songs he selects each year.
Obama named songs by Nigerian artists Tems, Burna Boy, Pheelz, and Buju among his 2022 summer playlists.
Obama made this known via his Twitters page on Tuesday night, where he shared 44 songs.
Also, Drake and Rihanna’s “Too Good,” Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul,” Koffee’s “Pull Up,” Kacey Musgraves’s “Keep Looking Up,” and Vince Staples and Mustard’s “Magic.”
Older picks include D’Angelo’s “Spanish Joint,” Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You,” Wyclef Jean and Lauryn Hill’s “Guantanamera,” Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy,” Rakim’s “When I B On Tha Mic,” and Aretha Franklin’s “Save Me.”
Obama in a tweet said: “Every year, I get excited to share my summer playlist because I learn about so many new artists from your replies—it’s an example of how music really can bring us all together.”
“Here’s what I’ve been listening to this summer. What songs would you add?”
Tems is on the list for her “Vibe Out” hit which recently made it to Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Burna made it to the list with his 2022 hit song “Last Last”.
Pheelz and BNXN ‘Buju’ also got a spot on the list with their “Finesse” hit song which led to so many social media trends.
Also, the former American president shared a list of his favourite books, including Lan Samantha Chang’s “The Family Chao,” Ezra Klein’s “Why We’re Polarized,” Yascha Mounk’s “The Great Experiment: Why Diverse Democracies Fall Apart and How They Can Endure,” Antoine Wilson’s “Mouth to Mouth,” Charmaine Wilkerson’s “Black Cake,” and Sports Illustrated writer Chris Herring’s bestselling book “Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks
Every year, I get excited to share my summer playlist because I learn about so many new artists from your replies—it’s an example of how music really can bring us all together.
Here’s what I’ve been listening to this summer. What songs would you add? pic.twitter.com/9OgPq0SRy4
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 26, 2022