BURNA BOY TO PERFORM AT THE UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on March 17, 2023
Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and producer Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy will co-headline the 2023 UEFA Champions League Final Kick Off Show by Pepsi, at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul on Saturday 10 June.
This was made known by UEFA on their website on Thursday, ahead of the Uefa Champions League quarter-final draw on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland.
Known for his global chart-topping hits’Last Last’ and ‘It’s Plenty’, the Nigerian star will bring his energy and signature soulful vibes of Afrobeats to millions of fans before the biggest club fixture in football gets under way.
Burna Boy went on to express his excitement, He said:
As a huge football fan myself, I know it doesn’t get any bigger than the UEFA Champions League! That’s why I’m so excited to be performing on the Pepsi stage at this year’s final. Music and football are the ultimate combination, so you already know I’ll be bringing the vibes and making magic in Istanbul. The world isn’t ready for what we have in store!
Gustavo Reyna, Pepsi senior director of global marketing ahead of the announcement, said:
The UEFA Champions League final is the stand-out date of the club football calendar, and Pepsi prides itself on marking the occasion with the very best entertainment spectacles. The newly named ‘Kick Off Show by Pepsi’ is going to be huge this year; we’re so excited to welcome Burna Boy, one of the world’s most exciting artists, to the final stage and we can’t wait to see which fans are selected to feature as part of this truly unmissable performance.