The Music Industry is home to so many talents, while most rely on their creative skills and impeccable use of words, there are those who base their entire music career on Proverbs 3:5. One of such “Proverbs 3:5” persons is our Aspire candidate for this month.
Currently based in UK, Sonnie Badu began his ministry at a very young age, singing in the capital of Ghana, Accra. Sonnie was raised under a strict Christian upbringing by his parent, Rev. and Mrs. Agyeman Badu, a prominent pastor in Accra. It was through this discipline he established his life-long passion of service to the Lord. Although Sonnie Badu had been a worship leader from his youth, to all who knew him back then, football was his gift.
However, any hopes of international football success were soon eclipsed when the Lord begun to turn this heart in His hands. His decision to become a gospel singer wasn’t his but divine. He had a close encounter with death at the age of 18 while at Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) when he was struck with a deadly virus. As he lay on the hospital bed slipping in and out of consciousness, his mother sang hymns to him. He then made a vow to rededicate his life to God if he pulled through. This seemed like an irresistible offer to God. Immediately Sonnie Badu entered a covenant with God, his body began to regain strength. After GSTS, Sonnie moved to London to fulfil his promise to God; which was to serve God all the days of his life. It would have been easier to say that music was way to express his emotions, but this is what Mr Sonnie said about his music “it is an honour and privilege to lead God’s people in the art of spiritual intimacy”. Little wonder people coined him “The Worshipper”. His ministry symbolizes the presence of God and where God’s heart is. In rise of his achievements by God’s grace, Sonnie Badu has graced worship and praise altars with the likes of Ron Kenoly, Cece Winans, Kiki Sheard, Kirk Franklin, Nathaniel Bassey and countless anointed ministers of God.
Talking about “standing before kings”, earlier in this month, Mr Badu was bestowed with three top honours in the United States of America. He was given the prestigious Key to the City of Brooklyn, he also bagged a Doctorate Degree in Divinity by CICA International University and Seminary, and then to crown it all, he was made a UN Ambassador CDSE (Commander of most Distinguished Order of Special Envoy expert in the field of sacred music). Aside being an award-winning music minister of God, Sonnie Badu has other business interests, one of which is his Clothing line called The Worshipper’s Garment. He is happily married with a child.
When asked: “If you get a chance to speak with God physically, what is the one thing you would say?” Sonnie replied… “I would tell him thank you. Thank you for everything you have done for me.”
What is that talent God has placed in you that you are still hoarding? Act fast, use it so you won’t be replaced. God is still in the business of rewarding diligence.