Burna Boy to perform in the 2023 UEFA Champions League final

Published on: 16 March 2023

Famous Afrobeat star, Burna Boy has been announced as a co-headliner of this year’s UEFA Champions League Final in Istanbul, Nigeriasoccernet.com  reports.

With the Round of 16 games concluded last night, the European football governing body made the big announcement of the Grammy award winner who himself admitted “it doesn’t get bigger.”

“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.” UEFA write on the website.

It is not a first for Burna Boy, who also headlined the 2023 NBA All-Star Game halftime show with Tems and Rema.

“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,” Burna Boy said on the UEFA website.

“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 draws for the quarterfinal and semifinal contests between Manchester City, Chelsea, Napoli, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Benfica, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich come up on 17 June in Nyon.