Gospel musicia Sonnie Badu and the National Cathedral Secretariat have reacted to viral reports on social media suggesting that the Sonnie received $50,000 to perform at the launch of Ghana National Cathedral in USA.
This was made public on twitter by an account with name @cecil_kwabenad. The tweet read: “I’m sure the handlers of @SonnieBaduuk will alert him to clear the air whether he allegedly took $50,000 for singing 5 minutes 15 seconds at the launch of Ghana National Cathedral in USA.”
Reacting to the tweet, Sonnie Babu said he did not receive a dime and they were not even offered a seat at the launching.
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.”
He went ahead to release an official press statement through his management to address the concerns.
The Baba singer noted that they were told the launching and fundraiser was a charity event and so they will receive a token instead of actual payment.
Sonnie added that they left right after performing. The press statement from the singer’s team shifted the attention to the National Cathedral Secretariat with many asking why they would lie about God’s work.
Social media users started asking that who took the $50k on behalf of Sonnie Babu and why a project for God is filled with corruption.
The National Cathedral Secretariat also released a statement to refute 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.
“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,” Part of a statement signed by Dr. Paul Opoku-Mensah, the Executive Director of the National Cathedral of Ghana, said.