In keeping with his usual tradition, former US President Barack Obama has shared a list of songs that made the cut on his Summer 2020 playlist.
“Over the past few months, I’ve spent a lot of time listening to music with my family. I wanted to share some of my favourites from the summer,” he tweeted.
Making it to Mr Obama’s playlist are three African musicians namely dancehall artiste Shatta Wale, Afrobeat artiste Wizkid and Burna Boy.
Over the past few months, I’ve spent a lot of time listening to music with my family. I wanted to share some of my favorites from the summer—including songs from some of the artists at this week’s @DemConvention. Hope you enjoy it. pic.twitter.com/2ZFwdN46jR— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 17, 2020
On the list is ‘Already’ by Beyonce which features Shatta Wale and Major Lazer. The song was released in 2019 on The Lion King: The Gift album.
Although it was popular last summer, ‘Already’ increased in popularity in 2020 after Beyonce released a visual album Black Is King which features songs on the 2019 Grammy-nominated album.
Ghanaians were ecstatic to have seen Shatta Wale meet with the Queen Bey to shoot the video which currently has over 19 million views on YouTube.
Also on the list was ‘Be Honest’ by Jorja Smith which features Nigerian Grammy-nominated singer Burna Boy.
‘Be Honest’ which was released in August 2019 currently has about 51 million views on YouTube.
Lastly making it on the list is Afrobeat artsite Wizkid with his 2020 hit song ‘Smile’. The song features R&B artiste and Grammy award winner H.E.R.
Because of the pandemic, the duo has however not shot an official video for the song yet.