The Florida hitmaker will wow basketball and R&B fans in the capital this weekend…

Like Abu Dhabi’s first ever NBA Fan Appreciation Day wasn’t poised to be exciting enough, terrific tune-factory T-Pain will now bring the beats to the Etihad Arena on Friday, October 6 at 4:30pm.

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The famed hitmaker and accomplished winner of 6 Grammy awards, shot to chart-topping fame with head-bobbing hits like ‘Good Life’ and ‘Blame It’. Other memorable melodies include ‘Kiss Kiss’ with Chris Brown in addition to albums he has co-produced, like Lil Wayne’s superhit Tha Carter III in 2008.

More recently, he’s presented winning business ideas on Amazon Prime via T Pain’s School of Business, catering to the daydreaming entrepreneur in all of us. The seasoned entertainer will add to a roster of exciting activities and programming at the NBA Fan Appreciation Day, including appearances by basketball legends such as 19-time NBA All Star and Lakers legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and two-time NBA champion, Kenny Smith. You will also be able to enjoy appearances by other top talent from the Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves, alongside exciting fan activations on the evening including a skills challenge and a three-point contest.

The entertainment will keep flowing throughout the evening with appearances by team mascots, performances by the Mavericks Entertainment Team and the Timberwolves Dunk Team, and a slam dunk contest featuring professional dunkers.

We’re fired up for this one, and this latest announcement is sure to have you debating whether to pump up your kicks or lace up your dancing shoes.

NBA Fan Appreciation Day, Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Friday October 6, from Dhs50.