Every year Barack Obama puts out a list of songs he enjoys during the Summertime, including a wide variety of genres, soundscapes and generations of artistes. This year’s Summer Playlist curated by the U.S ex-president has contributions from four (4) Nigerian singers, namely—Tems, Burna Boy, Pheelz and BNXN fka Buju.
The final track on Tems’ sophomore EP (If Orange as a Place)—Vibe Out—sits comfortably in the No. 2 spot on page 1 of the 2022 Barack Obama’s Summer Playlist. Last Last by Burna Boy appears in the second column of page 1 on the 14th position; Pheelz’s breakout single, Finesse featuring BNXN rounds up the list of Nigerian songs included on the Summer Playlist.
Pheelz and BNXN are first-timers on the annual Barack Obama’s Summer Playlist but Burna Boy (2019) has previously featured on it alongside Rema (2019), Wizkid (2020) and Tems (2020).
The 2022 Barack Obama’s Summer Playlist is available only on Spotify. Listen: