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Sonnie Badu

Sonnie Badu

Sonnie Badu has emerged as one of the most successful gospel exports from Africa, being a multiple award-winning singer, songwriter, philanthropist, producer, TV presenter, and author.

1998

Life-Altering Experience
20 July 1998

Life-Altering Experience

At the age of 18, Sonnie Badu faced a life-threatening illness and, while on a hospital bed, made a vow to dedicate his life to God if he recovered.

1999

Emergence of "The Worshipper"
20 July 1999

Emergence of "The Worshipper"

After making the covenant with God during his illness, Sonnie Badu, known as "The Worshipper," was born, and he began his unique style of leading congregations into worship

2000

Early Life and Musical Beginnings
20 July 2000

Early Life and Musical Beginnings

Sonnie Badu started his musical journey at a young age, being mentored by his father, a prominent preacher in Accra, Ghana.

2008

Sonnie Badu Worships
20 July 2008

Sonnie Badu Worships

In 2008, Sonnie Badu initiated the annual "Sonnie Badu Worships" program, which has since been held in various locations such as London, Germany, Italy, Ireland, New York, Maryland, Atlanta, Virginia, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Ghana, and Canada. The event's reputation continues to grow, attracting interest from more nations as they join in the following years.

2008

First African Worship Concert in the UK
20 July 2008

First African Worship Concert in the UK

Sonnie Badu organized the first African worship concert in the UK, attended by High Commissioners and ambassadors

2009

Awards and recodnition
20 July 2009

Awards and recodnition

In 2009, Sonnie Badu was recognized and celebrated for his significant contributions to the gospel community, earning him the prestigious BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Fashion and Film Award) for Best Gospel Artist.

2010

More Accolades and Awards
20 July 2010

More Accolades and Awards

At the recent Africa Gospel Music Awards in the UK, Minister Badu achieved an impressive addition to his resume, securing accolades for Best Worship Song, Video of the Year, and Best Male Contemporary. Notably, in 2010, he also received two prestigious awards in the span of one month. The first was the Best Gospel Artist award at the 2010 African Music Awards (AMA), which took place at the Wembley Arena in London on October 15th, 2010. Shortly after, on October 24th, 2010, he was honored with the Best Musician award at the GUBA Awards in London.

2023

Philanthropy and Charity Work
20 July 2023

Philanthropy and Charity Work

Sonnie Badu focused on helping less privileged individuals in Africa and other parts of the world, notably through his "Thy Dwelling Place" Orphanage.

2023

Future Projects
20 July 2023

Future Projects

Sonnie Badu announced upcoming ventures, including the release of two new books and the launch of his clothing line called "The Worshipper's Garment" (SB.WG).

2023

 Educational Pursuits and Achievements
20 July 2023

Educational Pursuits and Achievements

Sonnie Badu obtained several academic qualifications, including a Doctorate in Divinity, a bachelor in ministry, a master's in Christian Leadership, a doctorate of fine arts in musicology, and a Ph.D. in Theology.

2023

UN Ambassadorship and Honors
20 July 2023

UN Ambassadorship and Honors

Sonnie Badu became a UN ambassador of Sacred Music (Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Special Envoy) and received the presidential lifetime achievement award and honorary Georgia Citizenship. He was also granted the Keys to the Cities of Brooklyn, New York, and Brentwood, Maryland.

2023

Personal Life
20 July 2023

Personal Life

Sonnie Badu is happily married to Lady Annie Badu, and they have four children named Shadine, Imani, Sonnie, and Ayanna Badu

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