In the past few months, Sonnie Badu has spent some time internationally promoting his new album, COLOURS OF AFRICA, which was recorded by grammy award winner Danny Duncan. This exceptional album delivers amazing hits in different African languages and it sold out the first week it was released worldwide.
For fans who have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to see one of Africa's most successful gospel music exports in concert, it's here. The internationally acclaimed gospel recording artist, minister, speaker and author Sonnie Badu is set to embark on his 2012 U.S tour. The tour will hit several major venues in the U.S cities, beginning on Friday, June 8th in Chicago, and culminating in Atlanta August 11th 2012.
The multiple-award winning gospel sensation will bless his fans with his unique blend of intimate worship, high class visuals, and his energetic style of ushering congregations into the presence of God. Minister Badu will also share the stage with the amazing likes of Ron Kenoly and Tye Tribbett, making the shows a MUST ATTEND.
The proceeds of Sonnie Badu's concerts will go towards ''Thy Dwelling place'', which is his charity project targeted at providing shelter and clean water for orphans in Nsawam, Ghana.
Sonnie Badu says: ''I invite you to come and witness humanity meet divinity through pure undiluted worship. Come and experience fresh fire, oil and rain. I pray that God touches you as Heavens kiss America''.
SONNIE BADU (The Worshipper) Profile
Sonnie Badu is a multiple award winning Gospel singer, songwriter, philanthropist, producer and author. He is arguably the most successful gospel export to emerge out of Africa in recent years. His unique blend of intimate worship, high class visuals, and his energetic style of ushering congregations into the presence of God is affecting lives worldwide. His songs have been an effective way of communicating the word and the love of God to the dying humanity. Sonnie leaves his audiences mesmerised both emotionally and spiritually.
Minister Badu began his musical career at a very tender age, under the tutelage of his father, a prominent preacher in his hometown of Ghana, Accra. Sonnie was raised under the atmosphere of gospel music. His decision to become a gospel singer has to do with a close encounter with death at the age of 18, when he was struck with a deadly virus. He recounts that it was in this moment as he lay on the hospital bed slipping in and out of consciousness, with his mother singing hymns into his ear that he made a vow to rededicate his life to God, if he pulls through. It seemed like an irresistible offer to God as immediately he entered into that covenant, his body began to regain strength. It was then that Sonnie Badu 'The Worshipper' as he is popularly known was born.
In rising to the pinnacle of achievements, his hall of fame is replete with these significant laurels: he organised the first Africa worship concert in UK in congregation with most High Commissioners and ambassadors. In 2009, he received numerous honours and accolades for his contribution to the gospel community, winning a BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Fashion and Film Award) in the category of Best Gospel Artist. He was also the recipient of three awards at the Gospel Music Awards Italy in the categories of Best Gospel Artist in Europe, Best Worship Artist of the year and Best Worship song for the smash hit single 'Covenant Keeping God' and to crown the year, he was decorated the Best Gospel Male at the British Gospel Music Awards. He added to his resume best worship song, video of the year and best male contemporary in the recent Africa Gospel Music Awards in UK. In 2012, he was recently named as one of the “11 Ghanaian Men Abroad You should be Proud of” in the article with the same title. Being the first Ghanaian artist to minster at the Wembly Arena in London, UK and the Waldorf Astoria in New York, US, Minister Badu has opened the way for other African descent ministers to breakthrough into the western society.
Sonnie Badu's ability to worship the Lord unreservedly is quite clear, but his ability to usher another's heart into the throne room of God also rendering it for worship, is absolutely clear. A man after God's own heart, Minister Badu fervently cries out to the Lord in songs, ushering many hearts with him. He powerfully ministers renditions of classic gospel songs in various dialects, some including Twi (Ghanaian) Swahili (East African) and Yoruba (Nigerian), which makes it all the more personal to many. For Sonnie Badu, it is an honour and privilege to stand and lead God's children in the art of spiritual intimacy. His ministry houses the presence of God and where God's heart is, His hand will be.
He has performed in a number of countries alongside gospel music stalwarts such as Bebe and Cece Winans, Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, Martha Munizzi Alvin Slaughter, Kierra Kiki Sheared, Noel Robinson, Muyiwa, Kurt Carr, Lionel Richardson, Ron Kenoly, Juanita Bynum and more. In 2008 he launched the annual 'Sonnie Badu Worships' program. So far the event has been held in London, Germany, Italy, Ireland, New York, Maryland, Atlanta, Virginia, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Ghana and Canada and its reputations continues to spread with more nations coming on board in the new year.
At the moment, Sonnie's main task is to help improve the lives of those less privileged in Africa and indeed other parts of the world. In this regard he has stepped up his Ministries Charity Project, 'Thy Dwelling Place' Orphanage. He undeniably has an unfinished business with destiny; therefore watch out for more of intimate prophetic worship and Sonnie Badu Clothing line known as 'Sonnie Badu UK' (SB.UK) recently launched and currently available on the ministry website.