Burna Boy, Rema, Ayra Starr make Obama’s favourite songs of 2022


‘Last Last’, the hit song Burna Boy, and ‘Calm Down’ by Rema have featured on Barack Obama’s favourite music of 2022.


The former US president unveiled the playlist, which features 25 songs, via his social media handles in the early hours of Saturday.


The list — drawn across different musical genres — also includes ‘Rush’, the hit track by Ayra Starr.


Other songs on the list include ‘Break My Soul’ by Beyonce, ‘The Heart Part 5’ by Kendrick Lamar,  ‘Shirt’ by SZA, and ‘About Damn Time’ by Lizzo.

In a post accompanying the playlist, Obama said the year 2022 witnessed a lot of great songs.


The former president also asked his fans to recommend songs and artistes “I should check out”.


“I always enjoy sharing my end of year music playlist with all of you — and this year we heard a lot of great songs. Here are some of my favorites. Are there any songs or artists I should check out?” he wrote.

Obama started the tradition during his last days as the leader of the “free world” when he partnered with Spotify, the US streaming platform, to handpick his favourite songs.


Burna Boy and Rema’s songs made the former president’s 2019 favourite songs of the year.


In 2020, ‘Essence’, Wizkid’s collaborative song with Tems, also made the list.


The ex-president, however, did not include any Nigerian artiste in its list for 2021. 

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