Sonnie Badu began his ministry at a very young age, singing in his hometown of Ghana Accra. Sonnie was raised under a strict Christian upbringing, his father, Reverend Agyeman Prempeh, a prominent pastor in the capital state Accra would wake his children up with a cane for Church every Sunday. It was this discipline that would establish his life-long passion of service to the Lord.
Although Sonnie Badu had been a worship leader from his youth, to all who knew him football was his gift. However any hopes of international football success were soon eclipsed when the Lord begun to turn this heart in His hands. At 18 years of age, Sonnie was attacked by a mysterious infection that had virtually pronounced him dead. It was in this time he made a promise to follow God if He would spare his life. His life was spared and “The Worshipper” as he is popularly known was born. On the 1 December 2007, his debut album “Lost in his glory” was released.
He has already sang alongside the likes of international gospel artists such as Juanita Bynum, Lionel Peterson, Alvin Slaughter, Noel Robinson, Muyiwa, Sammy Okposu, Mike Aremu and other gospel ministers.
On Good Friday 21 March 2008 “Africa Worships with Sonnie Badu” was launched. It is a concert which teams up with a charity to raise awareness and aid for those in need. For 2008 efforts were focused on the beautiful country of Kenya, in support of all those that have been affected by the recent violence. This night also witnessed the launch of his first book entitled “The Worshippers Cry”. Not content with the success of ‘Africa Worships with Sonnie Badu’ Sonnie Badu soon followed in 2008 with another headlining event entitled ‘RAW Worship-Ignite My Fire’. It was a night of pure worship. Held on the 29 November 2008; avid supporters did not disappoint in their attendance yet again. This night also marked the launch of his second book entitled “How To Activate Your Miracle During Worship”. As a unique gospel singer, Sonnie Badu’s ministry is accompanied by signs and wonders including prophetic deliverances, healings of cancers, strokes, paralysis, barrenness and the salvation of souls. Christians would describe this as a confirmation of his calling.
He is described as the young man with the golden voice; others esteem him for his ability to move audiences. However these talents find their greatest expression because of His Love for God.
Currently in the UK gospel industry, he is hailed as one of the most celebrated and influential worship leaders to emerge from the African church sector in recent years. He is heating up the church circuits with his energetic sound and colourful mix of contemporary and African praise and worship with a style so diverse, he appeals to every preference.
Sonnie Badu is no gimmick; “I did not call myself” is a statement he commonly relies on for expression. He is no ordinary man and is not one to be compared with any other. The truth is Sonnie Badu has only just begun.