Burna Boy set to perform at the 2021 Grammys premiere ceremony Nigerian singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu professionally known as Burna Boy, will perform at the 2021 Grammy pre-show which will be live-streamed on GRAMMY.com on March 14.
It was gathered that the self-proclaimed ‘African Giant’ has been nominated in the Best Global Music category of the 63rd prestigious award show.
The category includes Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto, and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.
Talented singer, Jhené Aiko is set to host, and other artistes performing include Lido Pimienta, Poppy, Rufus Wainwright among others.
The 2021 Grammy Awards was originally scheduled to take place in January before it was postponed to March due to the “deteriorating COVID situation in Los Angeles.”
The prestigious event which was set to take place on Sunday, January 31, will now air on Sunday, March 14, approximately a month and a half later.
In a statement put out on Tuesday, January 5, the Recording Academy said the rescheduling came about “after thoughtful conversations with health experts, the host and artistes” set to perform at the event.
This is coming following an outburst on Twitter by a well-known rapper, CDQ, who called out the African Giant for stepping bounds with the footballer.
According to Instagram blogger, Cutie Juls, Burna Boy and his men confronted Obafemi Martins at a Lagos club, Quilox, where he was asked to prostrate for one of the boys of the Grammy nominee.
This however escalated quickly as Obafemi allegedly slapped Burna Boy for telling him to keep his voice down and not make noise.