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Shatta Wale Featured on Obama’s Annual Summer Playlist

Shatta Wale
Photo of Shatta Wale courtesy of Shatta Movement Empire.

Shatta Wale Becomes the first ever Ghanaian act to be featured on Former POTUS Barack Obama’s Annual Summer Playlist.

Has tradition now has it, Former President of the United States of America Barack Obama once took to his social media pages on the 17th August, 2020 to announce what is quickly the most anticipated playlist update of all time!

And to every Ghanaian’s excitement, Beyoncé’s smash hit-single “Already” which features Ghana’s very own dancehall superstar Shatta Wale made it onto the playlist.

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The only other African act to be featured on the playlist is Nigerian afrobeat star Wizkid for his recently released “Smile” featuring HER, which is taken off his forthcoming “Made In Lagos” album.

The star-studded list includes the likes of: Leon Bridges (“Texas Sun” with Khruangbin), Common (“Forever Begins”), John Legend (“Don’t Walk Away” with Koffee), The Chicks (“Gaslighter”), Billie Eilish (“My Future”), Maggie Rogers (“Love You For A Long Time”), Billy Porter (“For What It’s Worth”), and Jennifer Hudson (“Feeling Good”).

Other notable additions to Obama’s annual list of summer jams include Rihanna and Drake’s 2016 joint “Work;” Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé’s Hot 100 No. 1 “Savage” remix; Beyoncé, Mac Miller’s “Blue World;” Anderson .Paak’s “Lockdown;” J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, and Tainy’s “Un Dia (One Day)”; and Chika’s “Crown.” Davido & Tems also made the list for “Know Yourself” with Khalid.


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