Burna Boy, a Nigerian musician, songwriter, and record producer, has said that one of his childhood aspirations was to play in the NBA.
The NBA is the top level of basketball in the world, and despite the fierce competition and he had declared that he hoped to make it.
The 31-year-old performed alongside Nigerian musician, rapper, and vocalist Divine Ikubor, better known by his stage name Rema, at the 2023 NBA All-Star halftime show.
The afrobeat star also shared the stage alongside Temilade Openiyi, better known as Tems, a Nigerian musician and composer.
After his performance at the All-Star halftime show, he had an interview to talk about his love for the NBA where he talked about his memory of watching or playing basketball while growing up.
He said, “I’ve got too many. I wanted to play basketball at first, I was in high school on the basketball team and we used to kill everyone.
“It has always been a dream of mine to play basketball. Obviously, the roads of life turn different and here still at the NBA. Still made it to the NBA.”
The Nigerian also broke down performing at the halftime show and what it means to him and is a basketball fan despite his global attention has been spotted at several NBA games
He added, “It’s a dream it’s amazing. I had dreams of playing in the NBA as a kid, but I got to perform at the NBA I guess I made it.”
The Last Last crooner went on to say that despite Nigeria being a football-crazy country there is still a deep connection with basketball.
He concluded, “Everybody has some point wants to play basketball. It’s entertaining, There is something that pulls you towards basketball.
“Obviously, Nigeria is a soccer-dominated country but at the same time we still have some of the best basketball players, you feel me.”