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Shatta Wale’s ‘Designer’ takes centre stage at NBA game

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Ghanaian artiste Shatta Wale’s latest single, “Designer,” made waves during the NBA game between the Toronto Raptors and the New York Knicks.

The Raptors, hosting the Knicks over the weekend experienced an electrifying moment when Raptors DJ 4Korners played the Ghanaian artiste’s track during the game.

Despite the Knicks securing an impressive 119-106 victory, the atmosphere in the arena was further elevated by DJ 4Korners, known for featuring African music in his playlists.

Shatta Wale shared a video on X (formerly Twitter), showcasing the vibrant energy as he spun Shatta Wale’s “Designer” during the NBA matchup.

DJ 4Korners has gained recognition for infusing African music into his turntable sessions, contributing to the global visibility of the continent’s diverse musical talents. Shatta Wale’s “Designer” joining the playlist adds to the growing influence of Ghanaian music on the international stage.

This event follows a trend of Ghanaian music making waves beyond the borders, with viral dances and tracks becoming part of global sporting events. In November, the Terminator dance challenge, choreographed by Ghanaian dancer Dancegod Lloyd for King Promise’s song, found its way to the U17 FIFA World Cup, captivating audiences worldwide.

Shatta Wale’s presence on the NBA court aligns with the increasing bond between Ghanaian musicians and the sports world as the influence of Ghanaian music expands globally.

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