The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that Nigerian superstars Burna Boy, Tems and Rema will headline the 2023 NBA All-Star Game halftime show on February 19 with an Afrobeats-inspired performance.
The 72nd NBA All-Star Game begins at 8:30 p.m. ET at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
The NBA made the announcement on its official Twitter page on Wednesday, February 15, which set off a chain reaction.
The official statement read: “GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter and record producer @burnaboy, 2023 GRAMMY Award-winning singer and Oscar-nominated singer and producer @temsbaby, and rapper and singer @heisrema will headline the NBA All-Star Game 2023 halftime show with an Afrobeats-themed performance,” the tweet reads.
The three singers have continued to make Nigeria proud since they have been the center of attention.
Tems won her first Grammy Award in 2023 for her performance in “Wait for U,” the 2022 Future hit with Drake.
Burna Boy – despite missing out on two Grammy nominations that year – set a record in 2021 when he became the first Afrobeat singer to win the global award.
A few weeks ago, Rema’s “Calm Down” became the most viewed Nigerian music video on YouTube with 355 million views.