The long-awaited 2023 Uefa Champions League final will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, and feature Nigerian artist Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, better known by his stage name Burna Boy.
The Grammy-winning musician will co-headline the competition's final at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium on June 10th in Istanbul, according to a statement on Uefa's website on Thursday.
The Nigerian musician, known for his international smash singles Last Last and It's Plenty, will perform for millions of fans before the start of the most significant club match in football, according to a statement on Uefa's website on Thursday.
✨ @BurnaBoy will perform ahead of the #UCLfinal in Istanbul!
🇳🇬 The Nigerian star, whose hits include ‘Last Last’ and ‘It’s Plenty’, will bring his energy and signature soulful vibes to millions of fans before the biggest club fixture in football gets underway.
Full story: ⬇️— UEFA (@UEFA) March 16, 2023
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Burna Boy is here, and he has some important news to share. I'll be singing at the Pepsi UEFA Champions League Final Kick-Off Show. Let's go, let's go! Burna Boy reacted to the news by saying.
As millions of viewers from all over the world tune in to watch the must-see performance just before the most significant club football match begins, Burna Boy will provide his distinctive soulful afrobeat vibes.
Catch Me Performing Live at The UEFA Champions League Final in June! @UEFA @ChampionsLeague 10/06/2023 #LoveDamini 🦍 pic.twitter.com/h5juZbG8DL— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) March 16, 2023
The UEFA Championship League Final kick-off show by Pepsi, which is now in its seventh year and was formerly known as the UEFA Champions League opening ceremony, will air in more than two hundred countries and territories around the globe just minutes before the marquee match of the club football season gets underway.
Fans will get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to take part in the biggest yearly global athletic event for themselves for the first time.
Now at the quarterfinal stage of the UEFA's Champions League, eight teams will face off for the title of European champions.
Real Madrid will play Chelsea; Inter Milan will play Benfica; Manchester City will play Bayern Munich, and AC Milan will play Napoli in the quarterfinal matchups.