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Burna Boy will perform at the Champions League final in Istanbul with another amazing entertainer after it was officially confirmed on Thursday, March 16.

Burna Boy who recently headlined the NBA All-Star Halftime show will now take center stage in sports, this time at the biggest club soccer event on the planet.

The confirmation was made through an official post on Thursday, March 16, in a clip that showed the Grammy Award-winning star confirming that he will perform his biggest hits at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on June 10. 2023.


Following the announcement, fans have come out on social media to congratulate the musician who calls himself 'African Giant' as well as discuss his performance fee for perhaps the biggest show of his life, with many asking the question, 'How much will he actually get, paid for the show?'

To answer this question, it is first necessary to understand what the artist in question charges on average for an international show.

Recent reports have suggested that the 'Last Last' star charges at least $500,000 USD which is equivalent to 70 million Kenyan shillings for performance fees as well as a list of other demands for his band.


A detailed report from the Nation reveals that, by 2022, to invite Burna Boy for an event, along with his fees, a 13-person jet is required for him and his team with the description:

"Private jet should be reviewed by the management team before placing an invitation."

In whichever city or country the Grammy Award-winning singer is invited, upon arrival he will be “picked up by a convoy of five cars, a Sprinter bus, a car, and three SUVs.

Transportation should be available to the artist for the duration of the trip. - however, this requirement is very common for artists who go on tour, the Nation explained.

Burna Boy will receive up to $2 million for playing in the UEFA Champions League final which is set to take center stage at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul on 10 June.

UEFA had confirmed that the Nigerian Afrobeat superstar will headline Europe's most popular club competition alongside Brazilian pop singer Anitta.

Born 'Damini Ogulu', Burna is the first African to make headlines by single-handedly selling out Madison Square Garden in the US and has also sold out the O2 Arena in the UK.

Burna Boy will perform in front of over 74,000 fans who will be there to watch Manchester City take on Italy's Inter Milan.