Obama names Chimamanda, Chinua Achebe’s books in 2018 Favourites List



Former United States President Barack Obama has released his list of favourite songs, movies and books of 2018.

The list was released on Friday evening on his official Instagram page, and featured Nigerian writers Chimamanda Adichie’s ‘Americanah’, and Chinua Achebe’s ‘Things fall Apart’.

Also on the list of his favourite books for the year is Nelson Mandela’s ‘Long Walk to Freedom’, while ‘Black Panther’ was on the list of his favourite movies.

The Carters, featuring Beyonce and Jay-Z, made it to the list of his artistes who released one of his favourite songs, while American rapper, Carid B, also featured on the list.

Alongside pictures of the list, Obama wrote: “As 2018 draws to a close, l’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists. It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the year through the books, movies, and music that I found most thought-provoking, inspiring, or just plain loved. It also gives me a chance to highlight talented authors, artists, and storytellers, some who are household names and others who you may not have heard of before. Swipe through to see my best of 2018 list. I hope you enjoy reading, watching, and listening.”

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