Grammy Award-winning Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu, widely 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, Turkey, on Saturday, June 10, 2023.
This was contained in a statement shared on the UEFA Champions League website on Thursday.
UEFA stated that the ‘Last Last’ crooner will bring his energy and signature soulful vibes of afrobeat to millions of fans before the biggest club fixture in football gets underway.
“Now in its seventh year, the UEFA Champions League Final Kick Off Show by Pepsi – formerly known as the UEFA Champions League Opening Ceremony – unites music, sport, and culture through a show-stopping performance. This year’s other co-headliner will be announced soon,” it added.
Speaking on the development, 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!”
On his part, the UEFA marketing director, Guy-Laurent Epstein, said: “The UEFA Champions League Final Kick Off Show is a significant part of our joint efforts with Pepsi, providing an incredible opportunity to reach new and younger audiences with some of the biggest names and rising stars in music.
“We’re excited to showcase a line-up of talented artists at this season’s final in Istanbul in what is sure to be an energetic and memorable performance.”