Grammy Award Winner Burna Boy, aged 32, achieved a groundbreaking moment at the 2024 Grammy Awards by becoming the first-ever Afrobeats artist to grace the prestigious stage. His historic performance featured a captivating medley with special appearances by renowned artists Brandy and 21 Savage.
Burna Boy commenced the performance in a striking red jacket adorned with silver jewels, complemented by light blue jeans. Alongside dancers attired in traditional Nigerian clothing, he kicked off the show with his song “On Form.” The electrifying performance continued with the rendition of his chart-topping hit “City Boys,” accompanied by vibrant stage lighting and enthusiastic dance moves.
Brandy made a grand entrance, emerging from the top of a staircase in an all-black ensemble with eye-catching red knee-high boots. She contributed to the medley with a segment of her 1998 hit “Top of the World,” which was skillfully sampled in Burna Boy’s track “Sittin’ on Top of the World.” Joining the ensemble, 21 Savage took the stage in a stylish all-red leather jacket and pants, delivering his verse with flair.
Burna Boy’s Grammy debut marked a significant milestone, as he proudly represented the Afro-fusion genre on the global stage. The artist, often associated with Afrobeats but distinguishing his style as Afro-fusion, showcased his cultural roots with a visually captivating performance. Trevor Noah, the South African host, playfully acknowledged Burna Boy’s Nigerian origin and Grammy-winning status before the show-stopper.
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 5, 2024