Gospel singer Sonnie Badu is worried about the mediocre ways things are done in the gospel industry.
According to him, there is a need for gospel musicians to maintain a certain level of excellence in their work.
“I do not honour certain invitations; when I know it is not worth it, I am not coming. People must be ready to spend because I have worked hard for my value, and I will not compromise on it,” he noted.
Reigniting discussions about remuneration for gospel singers, the musician stressed the need for gospel singers to be salaried.
“ I hope that many people would watch it and become that because it is very possible when you do things right, everybody will pay for excellence,” he said.
The singer, who has now ventured into full-time ministry at Rockhill Church in Atlanta, Georgia, revealed that he has been planning to start a church for the past 10 years.
Dispelling rumours that he has quit mainstream singing, the musician cum pastor said he could not do away with singing.
“There are so many gospel singers who turned into preachers, people like TD Jakes, Travis Green, Kurt Franklin and others, so this is normal in America, but I still sing more, especially in my church, than before,” he told Zion Felix in an interview.
Sonnie Badu is an accomplished entrepreneur, songwriter, producer, author and the founder and lead Pastor of Rockhill Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
He is undeniably one of the well-respected trailblazers in African gospel music on a global scene, with many hit songs and several awards to his credit.