Afrobeats, Nigeria’s largest music export, continues to gain grounds in international scenes with some of its ambassadors gaining a spot on the 2022 summer playlist of former American President, Barack Obama.
On Obama’s current summer playlist, Burna Boy’s ‘Last Last’, Tems’ ‘Vibe Out’ and Pheelz’s ‘Finesse’ with Beyonce’s ‘Break My Soul’, Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Die Hard,’ made the cut this year, and several other records from a diverse list of artistes.
The former President’s summer and year-end picks in recent years which have visibly shown support for Afrobeats have included Rema’s Iron Man’, Wizkid & Tems’ ‘Essence’, Burna’s ‘Anybody’ and others.
Obama tweeted on Tuesdat the playlist signified an example of how music really can bring us all together.
“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?” Obama tweeted.