In celebration of African contributions to the National Basketball Association, NBA , three outstanding Nigerian Afrobeats singers; Burna Boy, Tems and raving Rema have been featured in the 2023 All-Star Game Halftime Show.
The NBA all-star game took place in Salt City Utah on Sunday 20th February 2023 with an opening performance by Burna Boy, who played his hits “Anybody” and “It’s Plenty.”
This was followed by an electrifying performance by Rema who got the crowd hyped with energetic renditions of “Calm Down” and “Holiday.”
Tems came out last to close things out with a huge set of her own featuring “Crazy Tings,” “Free Mind,” her verse from Wizkid’s “Essence,” and her verse from Future’s “Wait For U” respectively.
Accompanied by stunning visual effects, a dance team that seamlessly blended both traditional and modern African dance styles, and a lively band, the singers delivered a mesmerizing performance. As the show seemed to be concluding, Burna Boy made a return to perform renditions of his chart-topping hit “Last Last.”
With the likes of Wizkid, Burna Boy and Tems receiving global recognition, no doubts, Afrobeats has become a force to reckon with in Africa and beyond.
Meanwhile, the all-star match ended in a thrilling fashion as Team Giannis emerged victorious with a score of 184 points against Team LeBron’s 175. The impressive performances of the Nigerian trio will undoubtedly remain in the memories of fans, who eagerly anticipate the 2024 NBA all-star game billed to be held in Indianapolis
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a professional basketball league in North America. The league is composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada) and is one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. It is the premier men’s professional basketball league in the world.
The NBA has become more and more global in the past few years, incorporating a greater volume of international players from Asia, Europe, and especially Africa.