Nigerian Singer Burna Boy to Earn $2million to Perform in Champions League Final

Nigerian Singer Burna Boy to Earn $2million to Perform in Champions League Final

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at June 7, 2023 at 3:29 PM
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  • Burna Boy is set to make history as the first African artiste to perform in a Champions League final
  • The Nigerian Afrobeat superstar will co-headline the UCL final alongside Brazilian pop star Anitta
  • The finals of the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League final will take place on Saturday night, June 10

Burna Boy will reportedly earn up to $2 million for his UEFA Champions League final performance which is set to take centre stage at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul on June 10.

UEFA has confirmed the Nigerian Afrobeat superstar will co-headline Europe’s most prestigious club competition alongside Brazilian pop sensation Anitta.

Burna Boy, UEFA Champions League, Manchester City, Inter Milan, Nigeria
Burna Boy recently sold out the 60,000 capacity London Stadium during one of his tours in England. Photo by Burak Cingi
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According to Pulse Sports, Burna Boy will become the first-ever African to perform in the Champions League final, following up his appearance at the 2023 NBA All-Star weekend halftime show.

Born ‘Damini Ogulu,’ Burna is the first African solo headliner to sell out the Madison Square Garden in the United States and he has also sold out the O2 Arena in the United Kingdom.

Burna Boy will perform in front of over 74,000 fans who will be present to watch Manchester City slug it out for their first Champions League trophy when they tackle Italian side Inter Milan.

Man City ready for UCL final

Meanwhile, Manchester City midfielder Rodri believes the English champions have learned from previous mistakes as they aim to win the Champions League for the first time on Saturday, Super Sport reports.

City are aiming to win the treble for the first time this season after capturing the Premier League and FA Cup titles, with the Champions League the only one they are yet to conquer.

Manchester City lost their previous Champions League final appearance in 2021 to Chelsea but Rodri believes this time will be different when they take on Inter Milan in Saturday’s final.

Inter win UCL final warm-up

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Inter warmed up for the Champions League final with Saturday's 1-0 win at Torino which provisionally pushed them up to second in Serie A on the final weekend of the season.

Marcelo Brozovic struck the only goal of the game in the 37th minute in Turin when he turned on the edge of the area and lashed in his third of the season.

Simone Inzaghi's side, who face Manchester City in Istanbul next weekend, are a single point above Lazio who are at Empoli in one of the day's two late games.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..
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