Big Brother Naija 2020 winner and rapper, Laycon, delivers an emotional performance of his popular track, ‘All Over Me’, for the Grammy Recording Academy.
Laycon performed live with five backup instrumentalists in Grammy’s latest episode of ‘Press Play At Home’. The award body described his performance as a delivery with ‘thrumming and dialogic energy’.
The Academy extolled Afrobeats as a music genre and commended Laycon for making his performance ‘seem as natural as breathing’.
“Afrobeats may be a less-known genre stateside, but anyone interested in the qualities of human conversation should dig into the sound immediately,” Academy wrote.
“From Fela Kuti to Orlando Julius to Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo, the genre contains the rhythms of a ripping conversation—one you don’t want to end.
“And from Antibalas to Burna Boy, the younger generation of Afrobeats artists is taking up the mantle, too.
“For a fresh example of this, meet Laycon, a Nigerian Afrobeats/Afrorap artist who makes performing this music seem as natural as breathing.”
The track ‘All Over Me’ is off Laycon’s debut album, ‘Shall We Begin’. Watch his performance below;