During Sunday's NBA Halftime spectacular at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, Nigerian superstars Tems, Burna Boy, and Rema gave a groundbreaking performance of Afrobeats.
For NBA games, halftime occurs between the second and third quarters. During the NBA All-Star Weekend, there is a 15-minute intermission for teams and players to retreat to the locker room for some much-needed R&R and game strategy while being entertained by renowned musicians.
Throughout the past 71 years, the Halftime performance has featured some of the biggest names in music and the most innovative performing groups in the world, making it one of the largest musical shows at a sporting event and second only to the Super Bowl halftime show.
That performance was historic, as it was the first time a musician from Nigeria has ever appeared on the NBA halftime Show.
The concert was a lengthy ode to Afrobeats, which is rapidly becoming Nigeria's most popular musical export. Due to the infectious sounds of three of Nigeria's biggest stars, most NBA All-Stars opted to spend halftime courtside rather than in the locker room.