BAL announces artists who will perform at playoffs and final games in Kigali


The Basketball Africa League (BAL) has announced artists who will perform during the 2024 playoffs and final games at the BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda, from 24 May to 1 June.

Nigerian superstar Adekunle Gold will grace the stage alongside some of Rwanda’s top hitmakers including The Ben, Juno Kizigenza, Alyn Sano, Chriss Eazy and more.

Every game will showcase diverse performers catering to all age groups, with Adekunle Gold, Juno Kizigenza, Alyn Sano and Chriss Eazy performing during the opening weekend. Kivumbi King, Ariel Wayz and The Ben will close the finals with halftime performances during the closing weekend on 31 May and 1 June.

The Fan Zone, situated at BK Arena parking lot, will be open to fans on game days from 2pm to 9.30pm (CAT) and during weekends from 3pm to 10.30pm.

The Fan Zone will offer a range of activities for both the young and adults, including 3-on-3 basketball games, food trucks, a photo booth, and music by DJ Loft and DJ Kim.

The playoffs and finals fan in-arena experience will feature pregame and halftime performances by music artists, dancers, drummers and dunk teams.  Fans can expect some of the biggest Rwandan artists on stage and curated music experience from some of the city’s hottest DJs such as Sonia and Hottempah Collective, as well as Kenya’s Fully Focus.

Tickets are now on sale at and Single game tickets start at 1600 RWF. Fans can save up to 20% on single ticket prices by purchasing a tournament pass to watch all games during the Playoffs and Finals. Fans who buy tickets will have free access to the BAL Fan Zone at BK Arena. Fans can save up to 35% off single ticket prices for group packages by emailing

Entertainment schedule

24 May (opening ceremony):  

  • Game One halftime – Juno Kizigenza
  • Game two halftime – Adekunle Gold

25 May:

  • Game One halftime – Bwiza
  • Game Two halftime – Kenny Sol

26 May:

  • Game One halftime – Alyn Sano
  • Game Two halftime – Chriss Eazy

 27 May:

  • Game One halftime – Dancers
  • Game Two halftime – Ish Kevin

29 May:

  • Game One halftime – Kivumbi King
  • Game Two Halftime: Kevin Kade

31 May:

  • Game One Halftime – Ariel Wayz
  • Elevate showcase –  Dancers

1 June:

  • Game One halftime – The Ben
  • Closing Ceremony – Rwandan National Ballet and Hip Hop Crew
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