By Taiwo Ibrahim
Grammy-Award winning Nigerian singer, songwriter, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy is set to perform at the 2023 Uefa Champions League final kick off show in Istanbul, Turkey on June 10, Sportivationng.com reports.
UEFA made the announcement on Thursday on Twitter.
Big news! @burnaboy will be performing at the Champions League final in Istanbul alongside another amazing headliner! ???? ????
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) March 16, 2023
Burna Boy, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the music industry in recent years is a known football fan.
“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 ain’t ready for what we have in store!”, Burna Boy added.
UEFA is expected to announce another music star that will co-headline the show alongside Burna Boy in the next few days.
Gustavo Reyna, Pepsi’s Senior Director of Global Marketing, added:
“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 Pepsi x UEFA Champions League stage and we can’t wait to see which fans are selected to feature as part of this truly unmissable performance.
Stay tuned to find out who is co-headlining alongside Burna Boy in the weeks to come! ”
Burna Boy has won numerous awards and he has released six albums so far in his illustrious career.
He started out with LIFE in 2013, On a Spaceship in 2015, Outside in 2018, African Giant in 2019, Twice as Tall in 2020, before releasing another hit ‘Love Damini’ in 2022.