Nigerian sensation, Burna Boy and Brazilian superstar, Anitta have been confirmed as the headline acts for the highly anticipated 2023 UEFA Champions League Final Kick Off Show by Pepsi.
The performances are set to take place on June 10 at the iconic Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, just moments before the epic showdown between Manchester City and Inter Milan for the coveted Champions League trophy.
Burna Boy, the self-proclaimed Afro-fusion star, is no stranger to commanding grand stages.
Fresh off a remarkable show at the esteemed Paris La Défense Stadium, where he captivated a crowd of 40,000 fans, the Nigerian sensation is prepared to take his performance to Instanbul in Turkey.
This historic moment marks the first time a Nigerian artist will grace the UEFA Champions League Final stage, solidifying Burna Boy’s global impact and undeniable talent.
Anitta, the multi-award-winning singer, has been on an extraordinary journey, with a career that has skyrocketed in recent years.
Following her record-breaking achievements with over 250 awards, Anitta continues to push boundaries and captivate audiences worldwide.
Known for her infectious energy and irresistible pop production, she is ready to set the stage ablaze just moments before the world’s biggest annual sporting event kicks off.
The UEFA Champions League Final Kick Off Show by Pepsi which is in its seventh year has become synonymous with exceptional performances.
Pepsi’s senior director of global marketing, Gustavo Reyna, expressed his pride in collaborating with renowned music icons every year to deliver exceptional entertainment experiences for fans worldwide.
He said, “Each year, we are proud to work with the biggest and most exciting names in music to provide first-class entertainment moments for fans around the world.
“This year’s 2023 UEFA Champions League Final Kick Off Show by Pepsi will be co-headlined by global superstars Anitta and Burna Boy – two artists who embody our ‘Thirsty For More’ philosophy, which celebrates people’s thirst for life – and we’re excited to see fans actively being part of this unmissable show via the #PepsiKickOffShow challenge.
“It’s going to be a truly fantastic spectacle!”
Manchester City, having suffered defeat against Chelsea in 2021, will be determined to secure their first-ever Champions League victory.
Meanwhile, Inter Milan, boasting three previous triumphs, will aim to add a fourth prestigious title to their collection.