Nigeria’s singer, songwriter and record producer Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu known professionally as Burna Boy has been announced to co-headline this year’s UEFA Champions League Final Kick-Off Show by Pepsi.
The 2019 Best International Act (BET) will perform in the final of the 2023 UEFA Champions League in Istanbul, Turkey.
UEFA revealed this in a statement on its platform on Thursday, saying the Grammy’s award-winner singer will co-headline the competition’s final kick-off show by Pepsi, at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul on Saturday, June 10.
“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 afro beats to millions of fans before the biggest club fixture in football gets underway,” UEFA wrote on its website Thursday.
“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,” UEFA Marketing Director Guy-Laurent Epstein said.
Meanwhile, the African Giant album hitmaker has marked UEFA’s call-up with a design on his teeth signifying the event date.
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