Nigerian Grammy Award-winning artist Burna Boy has been announced as one of the artists who will be co-headline the 2023 UEFA Champions League Final Kick-Off Show which will be held at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul on Saturday 10 June.
The apex body of footballing competitions in Europe made the announcement on their official social media pages all while withholding the name of Burna's co-headliner.
The Champions League Final Kick-Off Show by Pepsi, formerly known as the UEFA Champions League Opening Ceremony is a show which aims at uniting music, sports, and culture through a show-stopping performance.
Speaking about getting picked as a headliner for the show as well as his immense love for football the multi-platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and producer said the world was not ready for the show he was about to bring.
"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 combinations, 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!" Burna Boy said.
According to the champions league website Pepsi senior director of global marketing, Gustavo Reyna said, "the UEFA Champions League final is the stand-out date of the club football calendar, and Pepsi prides itself on marking the occasion with the very best entertainment spectacles.
The newly named 'Kick Off Show by Pepsi' is going to be huge this year; we're so excited to welcome Burna Boy, one of the world's most exciting artists, to the final stage and we can't wait to see which fans are selected to feature as part of this truly unmissable performance."
On UEFA's official Instagram page they wrote, "Burna Boy 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."