Gospel musician Sonnie Badu sparked controversy after denying via twitter and a press release that he was never paid $50,000 by the National Cathedral Secretariat to perform at the launch of Ghana National Cathedral in USA.
Sonnie Badu wrote: “Wow, thanks for alerting me, I was not given a dime… Not even a seat for me and my team. We stood outside.”
The Baba singer noted in a press release that they were told the launching and fundraiser was a charity event and so they will receive a token instead of actual payment.
Sam George, in a post seen on social media, disclosed that some gospel musicians were reportedly paid an amount of Ghc30,000 to perform at the launch of the National Cathedral in Ghana.
The MP advised churches and renowned pastors to disassociate themselves from a project infested with corruption, using a similar story in the Bible as case study.
He also called on the gospel musicians alleged to have been paid to perform in Ghana to come out and clear their names just like Sonnie Badu.
Meanwhile, the National Cathedral Secretariat have also debunked viral claims that it paid an amount of $50,000 to gospel musician Sonnie Badu to perform at the Fundraising Launch of the facility in USA in 2019.
Part of a statement signed by Dr. Paul Opoku-Mensah, the Executive Director of the National Cathedral of Ghana said, “There are reports of the payment of $50,000 to the singer Sonnie Badu for his performance at the launch of the National Cathedral Fundraising in Washington DC on February 8, 2019. The Secretariat of the National Cathedral has not paid any money, neither is it aware of any such payment, to Sonnie Badu,”