Fireboy DML Becomes the first Afrobeat Artiste to Perform at BET Awards
Nigerian singer, Fireboy DML has emerged the first Afrobeat artiste to perform at the BET Awards in the history of the event.
The singer introduced by the host Taraji P. Henson as “the first live Afrobeats performance” and it started off with a performance of his latest hit single “Playboy.”
With the help of his back up dancers, Fireboy DML drifted into his worldwide smash hit ‘Peru’ and threw the crowd into a frenzy.
Fireboy DML released his debut studio album ‘Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps’ in 2019 and it earned him a nomination for ‘Song of the Year’ at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival for his breakout hit single ‘Jealous.’
Following the release of his 2020 sophomore album Apollo, which rose to No. 14 on Billboard’s World Albums chart, Fireboy DML only increased his fan base.
Earlier this year, the singer announced that he will be releasing his third studio album titled Playboy.
This might have neen Fireboy DML’s first time performing on the BET stage but thus was also his second appearance at the ceremony where he was nominated under the category of ‘Best International Act’ alongside Dave (U.K.), Dinos (France), Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Little Simz (U.K.), Ludmilla (Brazil), Major League Djz (South Africa), Tayc (France), and Tems (Nigeria).
Watch Fireboy DML’s complete performance at the 2022 BET Awards below.