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Koffee earns another spot on Barack Obama’s summer playlist

Gavin Riley

Gavin Riley / Our Today

Former President Barack Obama addresses voters one day before the election, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., November 2, 2020. (Photo: REUTERS/Brandon Bell/File)

Jamaican reggae star, Koffee, is seemingly in the perennial good graces of former US President Barack Obama, who included Pull Up as one of 44 songs in his 2022 summer playlist. 

Pull Up, one of Koffee’s lead singles from her debut album, Gifted, is the only Jamaican track on Obama’s playlist, released earlier today (July 26). 

A stylish Koffee poses for Billboard during a recent interview for her debut album, ‘Gifted’. (Photo: Instagram @originalkoffee)

“Every year, I get excited to share my summer playlist because I learn about so many new artists from your replies—it’s an example of how music really can bring us all together. Here’s what I’ve been listening to this summer. What songs would you add?” Obama tweeted on Tuesday. 

(Photo: Twitter @BarackObama)
(Photo: Twitter @BarackObama)

Smash Afrobeats hit Last Last by Burna Boy, and Beyoncé’s pop anthem Break My Soul, are also featured on the former president’s annual playlist. 

It is Koffee’s fourth listing on Obama’s annual musical catalogues, having made previous appearances in 2019 (Toast), twice in 2020 (through collabs with JHus and John Legend) and, most recently as last year, in the form of the Protoje-inspired collaboration Switch It Up


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