Wizkid & Tems’ song make Obama’s playlist of 2020

“Essence” a track off Wizkid’s ‘Made In Lagos‘ album featuring Tems, has made Barack Obama’s annual list of favourite songs for 2020.

The former US president took to his social media page on Saturday to share a total of 30 tracks drawn across different musical genres.

Obama said the songs were selected with the help of his daughter, Shasha, who he described as the “family’s music guru”.

The ex-president also enjoined other music lovers to check out songs on the list.

“Here are some of my favorite songs of the year. As usual, I had some valuable consultation from our family music guru, Sasha, to put this together. I hope you find a new song or two to listen to,” he wrote on Twitter.

Among songs on the list are ‘Savage Remix’ by Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé and ‘Damage’ by H.E.R.

The development further stretches what has been an incredible year for Nigerian artistes in the global music landscape as the country’s genre of music continues to gain wider acceptability.

Last year, ‘Anybody’, a song by Afro-fusion star, Burna Boy, and ‘Iron Man’, a single by Mavin Record’s singer, Rema, featured in Obama’s list of favourite songs.

Below are Obama’s favourite songs of 2020:

  1. ‘Remix’ – Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé
  2. ‘Love Is The King’ – Jeff Tweedy
  3. ‘Franchise’ — Travis Scott ft. Young Thug and M.I.A.
  4. ‘Nada’ — Lido Pimienta ft. Li Saumet
  5. ‘Can’t Do Much’ — Waxahatchee
  6. ‘The Bigger Picture’ — Lil Baby
  7. ‘Ghosts’ — Bruce Springsteen
  8. ‘Levitating’ –Dua Lipa ft. DaBaby
  9. ‘The Climb Back’ – J. cole
  10. ‘Repeat’ — J Hus ft. Koffee
  11. ‘Damage’ — H.E.R.
  12. ‘Goodbye Jimmy Reed’ — Bob Dylan
  13. ‘Summer 2020’ — Jhené Aiko
  14. ‘Brave’ — Ruston Kelly
  15. ‘Uwrongo (Edit)’ — Prince Kaybee, Shimza, Black Motion, and Ami Faku
  16. ‘Better Distractions’ – Faye Webster
  17. ‘Lemonade’ — Internet Money ft. Don Toliver, Gunna, and NAV
  18. ‘Blue World’ — Mac Miller
  19. ‘Cut Em In’ — Anderson . Paak ft. Rick Ross
  20. ‘Starting Over’ — Chris Stapleton
  21. ‘Mecca’ — Spillage Village, JID e EARTHGANG
  22. ‘La Dificil’ — Bad Bunny
  23. ‘Essence’ — WizKid ft. Tems
  24. ‘All My Girls Like To Fight’ — Hope Tala
  25. ‘Kyoto’ — Phoebe Bridgers
  26. ‘Sun Came Out’ — Gunna
  27. ‘Remember Where You Are’ — Jessie Ware
  28. ‘4 My PPL’ – Goodie Mob
  29. ‘Distance’ — Yebba
  30. ‘One Life, Might Live’ — Little Simz

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