Basketball’s biggest night just got even bigger as the NBA announced an Afrobeats-themed halftime show for the 72nd NBA All-Star Game. Three of the genre’s biggest stars, Burna Boy, Tems, and Rema, have been selected to headline the highly-coveted slot in a first-of-its-kind performance on Sunday, February 19th.
Afrobeats has been dominating the global music scene, and now it’s set to make its mark on the basketball world. The halftime show is a bold move for the NBA, as it showcases the league’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity in music.
Burna Boy, Tems, and Rema are three of the biggest names in Afrobeats, and their selection for the halftime show is a testament to their success and influence on the genre. Burna Boy, a Grammy winner, is enjoying the success of his latest hit ‘Last Last’. Tems, fresh off a Grammy win for her collaboration with Future and Drake, is set to wow audiences with her chart-topping tracks. And Rema, who topped the Billboard Global Chart with his collaboration with Selena Gomez, is sure to impress with his unique sound and style.
The NBA’s embrace of Afrobeats is a fitting tribute to the genre’s growing popularity worldwide. The halftime show is set to air on TNT at 8.30 pm ET live from the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City. Fans can expect an electrifying performance from these three titans of Afrobeats that will showcase the diversity and richness of the genre.