Sonnie Badu Biography: Age, Wife, Children & Net Worth

Sonnie Badu – Gospel Artist

Stage Name: Sonnie Badu
Real Name: Sonnie Badu
Occupation: Gospel Artist
Date Of Birth/Age: 9th November
Place of Birth: Ghana
Gender: Male
Nationality: Ghanaian
Marital Status: Lady Annie Badu (Wife)
Education: Trinity International University of Ambassadors
Known for: Covenant Keeping God

Sonnie Badu stands as a prominent figure in African gospel music, recognized as one of the most consistent and popular live acts globally. Born on November 9, he emerged as a multiple award-winning gospel singer, songwriter, philanthropist, producer, TV presenter, and author. His unique style combines intimate worship, high-quality visuals, and an energetic approach to ushering congregations into the presence of God.

Early Life and Inspiration

Sonnie Badu’s journey into gospel music began at a young age under the guidance of his father, a prominent preacher in Accra, Ghana. A pivotal moment in his life occurred at 18 when a life-threatening illness struck. During his hospitalization, his mother’s hymns became a source of strength. In response, he vowed to rededicate his life to God if he survived, marking the birth of “Sonnie Badu The Worshipper.”

Achievements and Awards

Sonnie’s hall of fame is adorned with numerous accolades and honors. In 2009, he received a BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Fashion and Film Award) for Best Gospel Artist. Awards at the Gospel Music Awards Italy followed, recognizing him as the Best Gospel Artist in Europe, Best Worship Artist of the Year, and Best Worship Song for “Covenant Keeping God.” His excellence extended to the British Gospel Music Awards and the African Music Awards (AMA), where he received Best Gospel Artist.

International Impact

Having organized the first African worship concert in the UK, Sonnie has shared the stage with gospel music icons like Bebe and Cece Winans, Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, and more. He launched the annual “Sonnie Badu Worships” program, spreading its reach to various countries worldwide.

Sonnie Badu
Sonnie Badu

Philanthropy and Ministry

Beyond music, Sonnie is dedicated to philanthropy, with a focus on improving the lives of the less privileged. His charity project, ‘Thy Dwelling Place’ Orphanage, reflects his commitment to making a positive impact.

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Educational Attainments

Sonnie Badu holds an impressive array of academic qualifications, including a Doctorate in Divinity, a bachelor’s in ministry, a master’s in Christian Leadership, a doctorate of fine arts in musicology, and a Ph.D. in Theology. He serves as a Professor and The Dean of the Faculty of Music at Trinity International University of Ambassadors.

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Global Recognition

Acknowledged as a UN ambassador of Sacred Music and a recipient of the presidential lifetime achievement award, Sonnie Badu has received honorary Georgia Citizenship. He holds the Keys to the Cities of Brooklyn, New York, and Brentwood, Maryland.

Wife and Kids

Sonnie Badu and Wife
Sonnie Badu and Wife

Sonnie is happily married to Lady Annie Badu, and they have four children: Shadine, Imani, Sonnie, and Ayanna Badu.

Net Worth

His net worth is estimated to be about $1 million – 5millionn. You can connect with him on Instagram.