Sonnie Badu has cleared the air about an alleged payment he received to perform at the launch of the Ghana National Cathedral in America. According to him, he was not even given a seat when he attended the launch.
It has been claimed that the Gospel musician was paid $50,000 for a brief performance at a fundraising ceremony held in America towards the building of Ghana’s National Cathedral.
However, according to the Rockhill Church founder, the report is untrue. He clarified this on social media after a Twitter user drew his attention to the rumour.
“I’m sure the handlers of @SonnieBaduuk will alert him to clear the air whether he allegedly took $50,000 for singing 5mins 15 seconds at the launch of Ghana National Cathedral in USA,” the Twitter user, @Cecil_Kwabena, tweeted.
Replying the tweet to clear the air, the Ghanaian Gospel minister said “wow, thanks for alerting me, I was not given a dime .. not even a seat for me and my team, We stood outside”.
Wow, thanks for alerting me , I was not given a dime .. not even a seat for me and my team , We stood outside.. https://t.co/UmWNNkAF2H
— Dr.Sonnie Badu PhD (@SonnieBaduuk) June 20, 2022
This comes to add to many controversies surrounding the government’s decision to build a National Cathedral. According to the NDC and other critics, the NPP government is hiding behind the project to engage in corruption.
Latest to add his voice to the debate is Ningo Prapram MP, Sam George, who shared a screenshot of Sonnie Badu’s tweet to say that “I have tried to be silent on this Cathedral matter but I honestly believe it is about time the Church distances itself from the blatant theft and robbery going on in the name of GOD”.
In a Facebook post, he continued that “they claimed to have paid SONNIE BADU $50,000 for a song ministration at the launch in the US. Now he has come out to say he was not given a dime and not even a seat was offered to him and his team. So who took the $50,000? Surely the Trustees do NOT know about this!
“Again, they claimed to have paid GHS30,000 to each of the gospel artists who ministered at the launch here in Accra. Can those artists also confirm if they received these monies?” the MP further quizzed.
“I shall return with even more questions but the Church and the Fathers of the faith must be minded by the spirit of Ananias and Sapphira. Accountability is the bedrock of the faith. A temple of truth, holiness and piety cannot be built on a foundation of unholy lies, deception and financial opacity,” Sam George concluded
Source: Pulse Ghana