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Sonnie Badu

  • Real name: Sonnie Clement Badu
  • Birthday: 9 November 1974
  • Nationality: Ghanaian
  • Star sign: Scorpio
  • Occupation: gospel musician, preacher

Who is Sonnie Badu?

Sonnie Badu is a Ghanaian-born UK-based gospel singer, songwriter, philanthropist, worship leader, and minister. He has gained international recognition for his powerful worship songs and inspirational music. Sonnie Badu is also the founder and senior pastor of Rockhill Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He is widely regarded as one of the most successful gospel artists from Africa, with several awards and recognitions to his name.

Career Timeline

Sonnie Badu started singing at a young age in church. He was influenced by his father, who was a pastor and a musician. He also developed a passion for worship and praise through his exposure to different cultures and genres of music.

Sonnie Badu's music career began in the early 2000s when he released his debut album titled "Lost in His Glory."

In 2007, he released his debut album, Worshipper's Cry, which featured songs such as "Baba", "Covenant Keeping God", and "Wonder God". The album was well received and earned him nominations for Best Gospel Act at the Ghana Music Awards and the MOBO Awards.

He gained significant recognition in 2009 with the release of his hit single, "Covenant Keeping God," which became an anthem in many Christian circles.

Sonnie Badu has released several successful albums throughout his career, including "Colours of Africa" (2013), "Soundz of Africa" (2014), and "Songs of David" (2017), among others.

Top 10 Sonnie Badu Songs

Here are some of the best songs by Sonnie Badu, listed in chronological order from earliest to latest, along with the title and year:

  1. "Baba" (2009)
  2. "Covenant Keeping God" (2011)
  3. "Wonder God" (2011)
  4. "Still You Reign" (2013)
  5. "Imela" (2014)
  6. "My Soul Says Yes" (2015)
  7. "Afro Praise" (2016)
  8. "I Hail You" (2017)
  9. "Hymns Review" (2018)
  10. "Pillar of Fire" (2020)


Sonnie Badu has collaborated with a few gospel artists across different genres. Some of the notable ones are:

“"Baba" feat Jonathan Nelson (2016)

“Imela” feat. Nathaniel Bassey (2011)

“Amazing God” feat. Darwin Hobbs (2012)

“Wonder God feat. Soji Israel (2014)

Tours and Performances

Sonnie Badu has embarked on various national and international tours, ministering to audiences in different countries. He has performed at renowned venues and events, including the Experience Concert in Nigeria, the Festival of Praise in the United States, and the Adom Praiz Concert in Ghana.


Sonnie Badu has received several awards for his music and ministry. Some of the notable ones are:

Lifetime Achievement Award from US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in 2021.

  1. Best International Gospel Act at the Beffta Awards UK in 2017.
  2. Best Gospel Act at the Ghana Music Awards UK in 2017.
  3. Best Male Vocalist at the Ghana Music Awards UK in 2017.
  4. Best Gospel Album at the African Gospel Music Awards UK in 2016.
  5. Best Gospel Song at the African Gospel Music Awards UK in 2016.


Sonnie Badu is married to Ann-Marie Badu. The couple tied the knot on August 23, 2014, in London, UK, in a lavish ceremony attended by their family, friends, and celebrities.

Sonnie Badu and his wife are blessed with five children, including Shadine (born December 7, 2002), Imani (born July 19, 2015), Sonnie Jr. (born November 4, 2018), Ayanna (born February 12, 2020). The couple welcomed the fifth child together in June 2022.

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