Mary J. Blige, Young Thug to Headline NBA’s First BET Experience Africa

by December 04, 2015

Mary J. Blige, Young Thug, Maxwell and Raphael Saadiq will be some of the celebrities on-hand in Johannesburg, South Africa at TicketPro Dome on December 12 for the inaugural BET Experience Africa.

The day starts with with a celebrity basketball game featuring former All-Star and 1992 NBA Dunk Champ Cedric Ceballos and an NBA Dunk Team. Several South African musicians and entertainers will also play in the game.

Then the day will culminate with Mary J. and company performing. Tickets are on sale now.

From the NBA’s press release:

“Basketball is a skillful, entertaining and totally inspirational game that is loved and played by millions of people around the world,” said Viacom International Media Networks Africa’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Alex Okosi.


“The first BET Experience Africa is a great platform for the NBA and Ford to showcase the game of basketball and its global appeal by engaging with some of the most talented South African celebrities,” said NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall.  “It has been a tremendous year for the NBA in Africa, and we hope that this celebrity game will further inspire people in South Africa to play and follow our sport.”