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How netizens reacted to President Hichilema’s playlist of songs released on social media


President Hakainde Hichilema has released a playlist of the songs that he has been listening to in the year 2023.

The playlist had been shared by the President on his official Instagram account.

The list of songs dubbed ‘Hakainde Hichilema’s 2023 end of year Playlist’ features 40 songs of both local and international records.

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The songs include legendary Kalindula artistes PK Chishala’s Common Man, rapper Chef 187’s smash hit ‘Nobody’, Tio Nason’s ‘Mutima’ and the legendary Michael Jackson’s ‘Man in the mirror’.

Bob Marley’s ‘Jamming’ , Yo Maps’ successful record ‘Somone’ and gospel rapper Tim’s James Sakala collaboration ‘Kabelika’.

Legendary Afro-pop Nigerian star Fela Kuti, Burna Boy, female Zambian rap sensation Sampa the Great, Nigerian songstress Ayra, Angela Nyirenda and Nigerian Davido and the late South Africa superstar Brenda Fassie also made the list.

The list of songs was accompanied by a caption that read: “Wrapping the year with a musical journey-songs that resonated, discovered gems and recommendations. Share one song on your playlist. Bally”

However, the President received a backlash after initially posting ‘Water’ by South African female sensation,Tyla but after the reaction, deleted the post and added an edited one.

The aforementioned record contains themes of a sexual nature.

“Why have you deleted the previous post” wrote one Instagram account holder.

Other users claimed to have already screen shot the initial post.

“I already screenshot the first one sir😂,” wrote on another user.

Others criticized the head of state’s social media managers for the blunder.

This prompted one user to offer social media management services to the head of state.

“I am available for social media management. My dissertation focused on social media engagement for a targeted audience just in case…” the post read.

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