Burna Boy, Tems, Rema to headline 2023 NBA All-star game

Three Nigerian music stars, Burna Boy, Tems and Rema have been billed to perform at the NBA All-Star Game 2023 halftime show.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) made the announcement in a post on its social media pages on Wednesday.

Burna, Rema and Tems will all headline the game in Utah tand are expected to thrill the audience with Afrobeats-themed performance.

“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 announcement read.

The NBA said it will honour LeBron James for becoming the league’s all-time scoring leader after the performance.

The 72nd All-Star Game will tip off at 8:30 pm. ET at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City and air on TNT on 19th February 2023.

In other entertainment news, Nollywood legend, Patience Ozokor, has said younger entertainers do not need to relocate to Abuja or Lagos to become a star in the Nigerian movie industry.

She made the comment on Tuesday night in Enugu during a candle light procession in honour of Madam Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, the late Chief Executive Officer and founder, Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Ozokwor encouraged up-and-coming thespians by saying that many actors and actresses started their careers in Enugu but relocated to Abuja and Lagos the moment they became stars and forgot their roots.

Using herself as an example, she said; “For me, I said I am going to stay in Enugu, inside the village and when I go to Lagos, I tell them I am a village woman. I stay at Ngwo in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State and God has shown me that you can become a star from anywhere. You don’t need to be in Lagos or Abuja”.

The veteran actress further said; “If you are good enough, they will call you even from America.”