The NBA has announced that at the NBA All-Star Game will see three Nigerian superstars – Burna Boy, Tems, and Rema – perform at the halftime show of the 72nd , which will take place at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City. The NBA will also honor LeBron James for becoming the all-time scoring leader.
BeIN Sports, Canal+, and ESPN will broadcast the All-Star Game, which is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. ET. Global superstar Post Malone will perform a medley of hits after the in-arena NBA All-Star Draft, and Vin Diesel will welcome fans to the event.
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Grammy Award-nominated artist Jewel will sing the US national anthem, while Juno Award-winning and platinum-selling artist Jully Black will sing the Canadian national anthem.
A Utah singing group called The Bonner Family will perform the US national anthem before the 2023 Jordan Rising Stars game, scheduled to take place on Friday, February 17.
The NBA’s decision to feature these Nigerian artists during the halftime show emphasizes the growing popularity of Afrobeats music globally. Burna Boy, Tems, and Rema, celebrated artists in Nigeria and beyond, have made significant contributions to the Afrobeats genre.
The NBA All-Star Game is one of the most significant events on the basketball calendar and attracts millions of viewers worldwide. The halftime show is a major highlight of the game, and the performance by these Nigerian superstars will undoubtedly captivate viewers and bring further attention to the vibrant Afrobeats music scene.
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