Burna Boy dazzles audience at 66th Grammy Awards

Nigerian hit musician Burna Boy dazzled the audience at the 66th Grammy Awards event in Los Angeles, United States, in the early hours of Monday.

The Afrobeats star started his performance at around 4 a.m. with a performance of his popular song ‘Sittin’ On Top of The World’ with Brandy and 21 Savage amidst wild cheers from the crowd.

His performance highlighted a historic milestone for Nigerian music as it is the first time an Afrobeats star has performed live on the world’s most prestigious music stage.

Introduced by host Trevor Noah, Burna Boy’s energetic and dazzling performance was ushered in by rhythmic talking drums and a rendition of “E no go tire me”, which morphed into his hit song “City Boys”.

Then followed the sonorous and familiar voice of Brandy, who was followed to stage moments later by 21 Savage and they feasted the audience to a powerful performance of “Sitting On Top of The World”.

Burna Boy, whose real name is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, bagged a Best Global Music album Grammy award at the 2021 Grammys. His ‘Twice as Tall” album won ahead of Tuareg Desert Rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto, and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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