The Grammy-winner performed at the NBA all-star game in Utah on Sunday, 19th February 2023. He was joined by Nigerian superstars Rema and Tems in an Afrobeats-themed halftime show that was watched by fans from around the world
In a courtside interview before the game, Burna Boy revealed that when he was young, he used to hope of one day playing in the NBA. Speaking before his performance at the halftime show Burna Boy said he had dreams of someday playing in the NBA but he got to perform at the NBA all-star game instead so he guessed he made it after all.
While Burna Boy didn’t realize his dream of being a professional basketball player, he has been able to become of the biggest African artist whose music has reached different corners of the world.
In 2022, he released his 6th album ‘Love, Damini’ which had the international smash hit ‘Last Last’. The album earned him his third nomination for the Word Album category at the Grammys while ‘Last Last’ also earned a nomination for Best Global Performance.
His half-time performance comes off the back of several sold-out shows across the world in 2022 which includes the Madison Square Garden in New York.
The hitmaker is set to also become a history maker by becoming the first African to perform at the 60,000-capacity Stadium in London by 3rd of June, 2023 in continuing his World Tour for “Love Damini”