Sonnie Badu is a multiple award winning Gospel singer, songwriter, philanthropist, producer, TV presenter and author. He is arguably the most successful gospel export to emerge out of Africa in recent years.
His decision to become a gospel singer has to do with a close encounter with death at the age of 18, when he was struck with a deadly virus. He recounts that it was in this moment as he lay on the hospital bed slipping in and out of consciousness, with his mother singing hymns into his ear that he made a vow to rededicate his life to God, if he pulls through. It seemed like an irresistible offer to God as immediately he entered into that covenant, his body began to regain strength. It was then that Sonnie Badu ‘The Worshipper’ as he is popularly known was born.
He added to his resume best worship song, video of the year and best male contemporary in the recent Africa Gospel Music Awards in UK. In 2010, Minster Badu received the two awards in the course of one month: Best Gospel Artist at the 2010 African Music Awards (AMA) held at the Wembley Arena in London on October 15th, 2010 and Best Musician at the GUBA Awards which was held in London on October 24th, 2010. For Sonnie Badu, it is an honor and privilege to stand and lead God’s children in the art of spiritual intimacy. His ministry houses the presence of God and where God’s heart is, His hand will be.
In 2008 he launched the annual ‘Sonnie Badu Worships’ program. So far the event has been held in London, Germany, Italy, Ireland, New York, Maryland, Atlanta, Virginia, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Ghana and Canada and its reputations continues to spread with more nations coming on board in the new year.
In this regard he has stepped up his Ministries Charity Project, ‘Thy Dwelling Place’ Orphanage. He undeniably has an unfinished business with destiny; therefore watch out for more of intimate prophetic worship and Sonnie Badu Clothing line known as’The Worshipper’s Garment’ (SB.WG) as well as two new books scheduled for release in 2010.
Sonnie Badu got married in August 2014 to Ann-Marie Badu. They have one female child named Imani Badu, who was born in June 2015.
The Ghanaian born UK-Based gospel musician was honoured in the U.S with three (3) awards in 2017.He was honoured with Dr of Divinity, UN Ambassador of Sacred Music and finally given the keys to the city of Brooklyn, New York by the President of the Borough of Brooklyn, Eric L. Adams.Gospelcrusader.com