Burnaboy and Anitta performed prior to the Champions League final match between Manchester City and Inter Milan in Istanbul
Nigerian music sensation Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, better known as Burnaboy, brought his electrifying performance to the Atatürk Olympic Stadium ahead of the highly anticipated UEFA Champions League final, Soccernet.ng reports.
The showdown was set to feature Manchester City against Inter Milan, following City’s impressive victory over reigning champions Real Madrid and Inter Milan’s triumph over their fierce rivals AC Milan.
Before the game kicked off, Burnaboy took to the stage to captivate football fans in attendance with his mesmerizing melodies.
His voice resonated through the Turkish stadium as he performed some of his hit songs, specifically captivating the audience with his Grammy-nominated track “Last Last” before transitioning into “It’s Plenty,” another crowd favourite.
A video capturing Burnaboy’s captivating performance went viral, showcasing his commanding stage presence and ability to engage the crowd.
Watch the video here:
The African Giant, Burna Boy delivers an amazing medley of ‘Last Last’ and ‘It’s Plenty’ At the kick off show of the Champions League Finals 🚀🦍 #BurnaBoyKickOffShow #BurnaBoyChampionsLeague pic.twitter.com/CCY9hyDjFz
— Culture Custodian (@takingCustody) June 10, 2023
The Nigerian artist has become a global sensation, having previously performed at high-profile events such as the NBA All-Star Game alongside fellow Nigerian artists Rema and Tems.
This time, he was slated to share the stage with Brazilian singer Anitta, further amplifying the international appeal of his performances.
Burnaboy’s performances have become synonymous with promoting African culture and showcasing the vibrancy of the Nigerian entertainment industry on a global stage.
With his unique blend of Afrobeat, reggae, and dancehall influences, he has garnered a massive following and received critical acclaim for his music.
His success has not only brought recognition to himself but has also helped to shine a spotlight on the immense talent and creativity within the Nigerian music scene.
Burnaboy’s appearances at important sporting events further bolster his reputation as a real icon of African music as he makes waves on the global music arena.