Headlining the 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend will be none other than the talented trio of Nigerian musicians Rema, Tems, and Burna Boy. The three superstars are set to grace the event with their captivating Afrobeats sound, adding a unique and unforgettable touch to the festivities. The NBA All-Star Game’s halftime show will be Afrobeats-themed, and fans can expect an exhilarating performance from these gifted artists as they perform a mix of classics. Their inclusion in the lineup is a testament to the growing influence and recognition of Afrobeats music in the global music scene.
But that’s not all; American rapper Post Malone is also set to perform just before the start of the All-Star Game, as part of the additional performances planned by the NBA. He will be joined by actor Vin Diesel, who will handle the player introductions after the league’s first-ever in-arena All-Star Draft.
The NBA has also planned some additional performances for the weekend. Jewel and Jully Black, GRAMMY award-nominated artists, will lead the arena in a rendition of the United States and Canadian National Anthems, respectively. Meanwhile, The Bonner Family will perform the Black national anthem, “Lift Every Voice,” at the NBA HBCU Classic matchup between Grambling State University and Southern University.
The 72nd NBA All-Star Game will tip-off on Sunday, February 19, 2023, at 8 p.m. ET at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, with the Afrobeats-themed halftime show set to be the highlight of the evening. Basketball fans can expect a fantastic evening of music, entertainment, and sports, with some of the biggest names in the industry all coming together to make it an unforgettable event.