The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that three Nigerian superstars – GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter and record producer Burna Boy, 2023 GRAMMY Award-winning singer and Oscar-nominated singer and producer Tems and rapper and singer Rema – will headline the NBA All-Star Game 2023 halftime show with an Afrobeats-themed performance.
After the performance, the NBA family will honour LeBron James for becoming the league’s all-time scoring leader.
Before Sunday, the NBA will host a number of events leading up to the big night’s festivities, including this Friday’s (Feb. 17) Ruffles Celebrity Game. A myriad of musicians will play during this year’s outing, including Janelle Monae, 21 Savage, Cordae, Ozuna, Kane Brown, Nicky Jam and more.
In previous years, the NBA has reeled in a bevvy of musical talents to play at its celebrity game, including J. Cole, Jack Harlow, Common and Quavo.
The Migos frontman dazzled in both of his appearances. In 2018, he scored 19 points and won the MVP award. The following year, he had a game-high of 27 points
The 72nd NBA All-Star Game will tip off at Monday, February 20, 1:30 am at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.