Asake, Davido, Barack Obama, Tems, and Burna Boy

Former US President Barack Obama has released a list of his favorite songs for the year 2023. The list features a total of 28 songs from several artists across the globe.

The 2023 list features 7 artists from Africa, and that is Burna Boy, Asake, Tyla, Olamide, Tems, Davido, and Musa Keys.

Obama has made it a tradition to share his favorite songs, books, and movies.


Taking to his socials he said: “Here are some of my favorite songs from this year. Let me know if there are any artists or songs I should check out,".

In the Friday list of favorite songs is TOG by Karol G and Shakira, I Remember Everything by Zach Bryan ft Kacey Musgraves, Sprinter by Dave and Central Cee, Since I Have A Lover by 6lack, Cobra by Megan Thee Stallion, Joiner by Blondshell, Midnight Gospel by Ale Araya ft Joseph Chilliams, America Has A Problem by Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar and Water by Tyla.

The Returner by Allison Russell, Unavailable by Davido ft Musa Keys, My Love Mine All Mine by Mitski, Sittin' On Top of The World by Burna Boy ft 21 Savage, Vampire Empire Big Thief, Younger and Dumper by Indigo De Souza, Toxic Trait by Stormzy ft Fredo, Where You Are by John Summit and Hayla, and La Bebe (Remix) by Yng Lvcas and Peso Pluma.


On My Mama by Victoria Monet, Cast Iron Skillet by Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, WY@ by Brent Faiyaz, Amapiano by Asake and Olamide, Lose Control by Teddy Swimms, Crazy Love by Rita Wilson and Keith Urban, Drink The River by Gabe Lee, Road To Freedom Lenny Kravitz, It Never Went Away by Jon Batiste and Me & U by Tems.

Before that, Obama had shared a list of his favorite movies of the year 2023. The list of 14 had three of the most favorite including Rustin, Leave The World Behind and American Symphony.

The former President also released the list of his favourite books with the top five being The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride; The Maniac by Benjamin Labatut; Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond; How to Say Babylon by Safiya Sinclair and The Wager by David Grann.

The list of favourite books was released on December 2022.