2023 NBA All Star Weekend Artist: Post Malone, Burna Boy and Tems Among Artists to Headline

2023 NBA All Star Weekend Artist: Post Malone, Burna Boy and Tems Among Artists to Headline

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:25 PM
  • Burna Boy, Tems, Post Malone, and Rema are set to perform in this year's NBA All-Star Weekend
  • Nigerian star Burna Boy will perform at halftime, while American rapper Post Malone will hit the stage just before tip-off
  • Hollywood actor Vin Diesel will announce the All-Star Game players

The 72nd NBA All-Star Weekend is here. The event will be held at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City. For the first time, rosters will be selected just before the game by captains Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James.

The NBA announced that Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer Burna Boy, 2023 GRAMMY Award-winner singer Tems and rapper and singer Rema, will perform at halftime of the event in an Afrobeat-focused set.

Burna Boy, Tems, Rema, Post Malone, 2023 NBA All-Star Game
The 2023 NBA All-Star will be held in Salt Lake City. Photos by Todd Owyoung/NBC and Joseph Okpako.
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The all-star line-up of artists includes Post Malone, who will hit the stage to perform a medley of his top songs. Fast and Furious superstar Vin Diesel will host the night, announcing the game's players.

Utah native Payson and Grammy-nominated artist Jewel will sing the U.S. national anthem, while Jully Black will sing the Canadian national anthem on Sunday, according to the NBA.

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Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant are the biggest names set to miss the event with injuries. The two were named as starters in their conferences. New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson was also ruled out of the event with an injury, per ESPN.

Burna Boy attends Raptors game

Late last year, Burna Boy attended an NBA game pitting the Orlando Magic against 2019 NBA champions Toronto Raptors.

Burna Boy was in the United States for his tour when he passed by to watch the highly entertaining encounter at the Amway Center, as Sports Brief reported.

The African superstar was presented with an Orlando Magic jersey and had a photo with the official mascot of the franchise. Orlando beat Toronto 111-99, with Paolo Banchero scoring 37 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists.

Post Malone, Mark Cuban, 2023 NBA All-Star
Post Malone will perform before tip-off. Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE.
Source: Getty Images

Morocco players jam to Burna Boy

After beating Spain in the Round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup, Morocco players were spotted singing Burna Boy's Last Last word for word as they celebrated their stunning win.

Morocco's goalkeeper Yassine Bounou was the hero of the night after saving two spot kicks, while PSG star Achraf Hakimi put the icing on the cake with a Panenka to send his country through.

The Atlas Lions became the first team from Africa to reach the tournament's semi-final. France beat them in the semis, as Sports Brief reported.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.