Nigerian music sensation, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has been announced as one of the performers at the final of the 2023 UEFA Champions League in Istanbul, Turkey. The announcement was made by UEFA on their platform on Thursday, and it has been welcomed with excitement from fans all over the world.
Burna Boy is widely regarded as one of Africa’s most talented and versatile musicians, and his inclusion in the 2023 UEFA Champions League final kick-off show is a testament to his growing influence in the global music scene.
The Grammy award-winning artist will co-headline the competition’s final kick-off show, sponsored by Pepsi, at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium on Saturday, June 10.
This performance promises to be a memorable one as Burna Boy is known for his electrifying performances, which are infused with his signature afrobeat vibes.
In a statement released by UEFA, the marketing director, Guy-Laurent Epstein, hailed the partnership with Pepsi as a way to reach new and younger audiences with some of the biggest names and rising stars in music. This is a significant part of their joint efforts with Pepsi to provide an incredible opportunity to millions of fans worldwide to witness some of the biggest names in the music industry perform live.
As a huge football fan himself, Burna Boy expressed his excitement at the opportunity to perform at the UEFA Champions League final. In his words, “I know it doesn’t get any bigger than the UEFA Champions League.
Music and football are the ultimate combinations, so you already know I’ll be bringing the vibes and making magic in Istanbul. The world ain’t ready for what we have in store!”
Burna Boy’s rise to stardom has been nothing short of meteoric, with the release of his critically acclaimed album “Twice as Tall” in 2020 cementing his status as one of Africa’s biggest exports.
His global chart-topping hits, “Last Last” and “It’s Plenty,” have earned him a massive following worldwide, and he is widely regarded as a symbol of the new wave of African music.