Bill Gh musicians for Nigerian shows— Sonnie Badu to Nathaniel Bassey

Bill Gh musicians for Nigerian shows— Sonnie Badu to Nathaniel Bassey

International gospel singer, Sonnie Badu has urged Nigerians to involve Ghanaian musicians in their shows to enable them  market their songs to a larger audience.

That, he emphasised would make local gospel musicians make global impacts without necessarily singing in English.

Sonnie Badu made this appeal when he was reacting to calls made by Nigerian gospel sensation, Nathaniel Bassey for Ghanaian gospel musicians to write and sing in English in order for their songs to make global impacts.

According to Sonnie Badu, language was not a barrier in music but it depended solely on time, season and the anointing on the singer.

“I slightly disagree with him in the sense that when it is your time to shine, no matter the language you sing in, you will still shine. We have heard about Rebecca Malope from South Africa, we Ghanaians don’t hear what she’s saying but we love her song,”  he said.

Sonnie Badu indicated that he understood the point Nathaniel Bassey was making for Ghanaians to sing in English to enable people from other parts of the world to understand, however, it was not key to make a Ghanaian musician be acknowledged world wide.

He established that gospel singers were operating with anointing, hence irrespective of the language the musician uses the song would make an impact.

The “Baba” hitmaker further cited a Spanish song  Despacito sang by Luis Fonsi as a global hit which many did not understand the language yet enjoyed.

“For me once it’s your time and you’re well packaged you can get anywhere you need to. What I will advise is this just as Ghanaians invite lots of Nigerians to grace our occasions, I think that Nigerians should also invite Ghanaians,” he added.


Joyceline Natally Cudjoe

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