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Wizkid, Tems Make Obama’s Favourite Songs Of 2020

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‘Essence’ a track off ‘Made In Lagos‘, an album by Wizkid 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 Shasha, his daughter, who he described as the “family’s music guru”. He 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 Burna Boy, Afro-fusion star, and ‘Iron Man’, a single by Rema, Mavin Record’s singer, 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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