Fireboy DML Presents Afrobeats at the 2022 BET Awards with “Peru” – VIBE.com

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Nigerian singer Fireboy DML brought the stage at the 2022 BET Awards to life with a luminous performance of his fan-favorite song “Peru”. The set marked the first time an Afrobeats artist has performed live on stage at the awards show.

Inside the Microsoft Theater, the BET audience cheered as Fireboy DML and his colorful team of dancers took the stage. Once the music started, the energy transferred from the stage to the crowd as people sang and danced along with the show. He started with his latest single “PlayBoy” before moving on to “Peru”.

Dressed in an all-white ensemble, FireBoy DML stood out as the neon lights changed color throughout the performance. At the end of the show, a light in the shape of Africa shone bright red.

Fireboy DML attends the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET

“It’s always a blessing to be the first to do something for your culture,” he shared with VIBE on the BET Awards red carpet before the show. “It’s important to Afrobeats. It’s an incredible platform, an incredible showcase.

He continued, “My performances are usually high energy stuff. It’s a choreographed performance, and I don’t do much. It’s really special this time.

Fireboy DML was nominated for Best International Act at last night’s awards show, but ultimately went to Tems.

Watch the performance of Fireboy DML above.

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