Burna Boy Makes History as First African Artiste to Perform at UEFA Champions League Final

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media. Grammy award-winning Nigerian afrobeat singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, mesmerized the audience with an unforgettable performance at the UEFA Champions League final.


This historic event took place at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, where Manchester City and Inter Milan battled for football supremacy.

First African Artiste to Perform at Champions League Final:

Burna Boy’s captivating performance at the Champions League final, alongside Brazilian singer Anitta, marked a significant milestone.

He became the first-ever African artiste to showcase his talent on such a prestigious stage, leaving an indelible mark on the world of music and breaking barriers in the industry.

Multiple Achievements:

In addition to his remarkable performance, Burna Boy’s achievements continue to soar.

He received four nominations at the 2023 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards, demonstrating his international recognition and acclaim.

Just a week prior, he accomplished another historic feat by selling out the 80,000-capacity London Stadium in the United Kingdom, solidifying his status as a global music icon.


Burna Boy’s Response to Davido’s Remark:

Despite recent remarks made by fellow artist Davido, who referred to Burna Boy as a “new cat” in the music industry, the afrobeat sensation remained unfazed.

Davido had claimed that he and Wizkid were the first young Nigerian artists to achieve stardom, while acknowledging the emergence of new talents such as Burna Boy, Rema, Fireboy, Mayorkun, and Asake.

Instead of engaging in a public exchange, Burna Boy chose to focus on celebrating his accomplishments.

He shared photos from his London concert on his Instagram page, expressing his joy and gratitude.

Realizing a Lifelong Dream:

For Burna Boy, his performances are not solely about entertaining his fans but also about achieving his lifelong dream of uniting people from diverse backgrounds.

His recent concert in London exemplified this aspiration, allowing him to bring people together through his music and celebrate the success that he has worked tirelessly to attain.


Burna Boy’s electrifying performance at the UEFA Champions League final showcased his immense talent and further solidified his position as an African music legend.

As he continues to break barriers and achieve remarkable milestones, he remains committed to his dream of fostering unity through his music, inspiring audiences worldwide.


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