Burna Boy, the Grammy-winning Afro-fusion singer, is set to perform at the 2023 UEFA Champions League (UCL) final.
This season’s final will be held at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on June 23.
In a blog post on Thursday, UEFA announced the self-proclaimed ‘African Giant’ as one of the headliners alongside another soon-to-be-announced “global sensation”.
“GRAMMY® Award-winning and multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and producer 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,” a statement from UEFA reads.
“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.”
Big news! @burnaboy will be performing at the Champions League final in Istanbul alongside another amazing headliner! 🎶 🔥
Search #PepsiKickOffShow to find out more…#UCL x @PepsiGlobal pic.twitter.com/njhtDFOIAd
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) March 16, 2023
On his part, Burna Boy 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!”
The achievement comes a few weeks after Burna Boy co-headlined the 2023 NBA All-Stars Weekend game in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA alongside Tems and Rema.
It also comes a few months after Davido thrilled the audience at the closing ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The music stars have continued to make Nigeria proud since they hit the spotlight.