The former US President, Barack Obama, in his most recent list of his top songs for 2023 highlighted the musical skills of Davido, Asake, Burna Boy, and Tems which clearly demonstrates the increasing popularity of Afrobeats across the globe.

The former US President has an annual custom of sharing his properly selected music and this Friday we were privileged with a list full of afrobeats artists.

Obama’s 2023 Musical Picks

The hits included “Unavailable” by Davido, with Musa Keys, “Sittin On Top Of The World” by Burna Boy featuring 21 Savage, “Me & U” by Tems, and “Amapiano” by Asake featuring Olamide were among other tracks.

This list also contains an extensive variety of genres  with other renowned artists like Dave, Yng Lvcas, Jon Batiste, Mitski, and Megan Thee Stallion 

Nigerian Voices Echo Globally

The former US President’s list has featured Nigerian artists on many previous occasions,for example the previous list of his top songs composed of tracks by Rema, Ayra Starr, and Burna Boy won awards in 2022.

The recognition that is recurring shows the growing popularity that African artists are receiving on a global scale, as well as the obvious appeal of Afrobeats.


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