Burna Boy & Ayra Star make Obama’s Annual Summer Playlist.



Former President Barack Obama, known for sharing his annual summer playlist, revealed his yearly playlist selection yesterday.

As always, Obama’s annual playlist comprises a delightful blend of timeless classics and contemporary gems. Among the handpicked tracks are two sensational songs from Nigerian stars Burna Boy and Ayra Starr, solidifying their place on the global stage.

Obama took to Twitter on Thursday night to share the playlist, expressing his excitement to present the tracks he’s been enjoying through the summer. He asserted that it’s an exquisite mix of both old favorites and fresh discoveries, a reflection of his eclectic taste in music.

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Notably, Burna Boy’s magnetic tune, ‘Sittin’ On Top Of The World,’ earned a spot on Obama’s esteemed list. This marks the second time he has been featured in the former President Obama’s Annual summer playlist, with his song ‘Last Last’ making the cut in 2022.

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Equally, Ayra Starr’s track ‘Sability’ made its way onto the Obama’s Annual playlist, cementing her position as a rising star with immense global appeal. Ayra had already made her mark on Obama’s radar in 2022 when her hit single ‘Rush’ earned a spot on his end-of-the-year playlist.

These talented Nigerian artists now share a list with a host of other international superstars like Jorja Smith, SZA, J Hus, Drake, Nas, and Rosalia, showcasing the diverse and enriching range of music they bring to the world stage.

Obama’s recognition of Nigerian talent goes beyond Burna Boy and Ayra Starr, as he has previously featured other Nigerian artists such as Wizkid, Rema, and Tems in his playlists. Their inclusion reflects the growing influence and appreciation of Nigerian music on the global platform.

As Obama continues to share his love for literature and music, his playlists serve as a testament to the power of art to transcend borders and bring people together through shared cultural experiences.


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