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‘I was not given a dime’ – Sonnie Badu denies receiving $50K from National Cathedral fundraising performance

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Gospel singer, Sonnie Badu has cleared the air about an alleged payment he received to perform at the launch of the Ghana National Cathedral in America.

It has been claimed that the Gospel musician was paid $50,000 for a brief performance at a fundraising ceremony held in America towards the building of Ghana’s National Cathedral.

However, according to the Rockhill Church founder, the report is untrue, and clarified this on social media after a Twitter user drew his attention to the rumor.

In a statement issued by his management, his team revealed the singer was not even given a seat when he attended the launch.

The statement reads;

“It has come to the attention of the management of Dr. SONNIE BADU team that the International Artiste has been named in an alleged National Cathedral issue for charging $50,000 dollars during the launch of the National Cathedral in the USA.
To this, the management wishes to debunk. During the contractual agreement, Dr. Sonnie Badu and his team were informed by the organizers that, it was a charitable event to raise funds for the cathedral, hence the organizers will send him something to give to his team. Management agreed to perform on these terms based on the patriotic nature of the event. The idea behind the invitation of the Artiste to sing, according to the organizers of the event was to raise awareness and solicit funds for the construction of the Cathedral back home.
On the said date of the event. Dr. Sonnie Badu performed with his team but we regret to mention that the organizers of the event disappeared and did not pay any amounts as been alleged. The team, including Dr.Sonnie Badu, were not even given seats to sit after the performance and were made to stand outside because of lack of space. So, the team left after the performance which was lesser than 15 minutes.
The management in the USA did not receive a dime and to date has not received any monies from the organizers. Therefore, the team wishes to dissociate themselves and the International Act. Dr. Sonnie Badu from any National I Cathedral funds reimbursement allegations.
Dr. Sonnie Badu still remains a Ghanaian International Act and is ever poised to support all events that will project the good name of Ghana and nothing more.
This comes to add to many controversies surrounding the government’s decision to build a National Cathedral. According to the NDC and other critics, the NPP government is hiding behind the project to engage in corruption.”

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Joe Bamfro grabs Ghana Music Awards UK nomination

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UK-BASED Ghanaian Gospel musician, Joe Bamfro has been nominated in the Gospel Song of The Year category in the upcoming Ghana Music Awards UK(GMA UK) scheduled for October in the United Kingdom.
His song Moko Be did the trick for him and Joe Bamfro is besides himself with excitement being the first time he has ever been nominated in an awards scheme. (more…)

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Diana Hamilton, Piesie Esther, Celestine Donkor, and KobbySalm Listed For Ghana National Gospel Music Awards On August 27

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Organizers of the prestigious Ghana National Gospel Music Awards have announced a date for the most anticipated event. (more…)

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French Ambassador, Anne Sophie Avé named Development Queen, Naa Norley Owaa Oman I of Osu

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Osu Mantse, HRM Notse Professor Nii Nortey Owuo IV has bestowed an honorary title on outgoing French Ambassador, H.E. Anne Sophie Avé as the Development Queen, Naa Norley Owaa Oman I of Osu.

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Latif Abubakar returns with “5 hours With Mario” in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain

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Celebrated Playwright Latif Abubakar of Globe Productions has returned with an Adaptation of Spanish writer, Miguel Delibes’s Play “5 hours With Mario.” (more…)

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Grammy Award-Winning Reggae Band Morgan Heritage Announces Their First Full-Scale African Tour!

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The Versatile 3x Grammy Award-winning Reggae group, Morgan Heritage will perform their legendary hits and new material as they embark on their first full-scale African tour. This historic and record-breaking tour titled the “Island Vibes Africa Tour” kicks off on October 1 in Johannesburg, South Africa and will take the acclaimed performers to several nations across West, Central, East and Southern Africa over an 8-week period.

 

The tour produced and managed by RAVE, a Pan-African live events mavericks, and Morgan Heritage’s CTBC Music Group, a GRAMMY Award-winning entertainment company, will be bringing the vibe and verve of the Caribbean to blend perfectly with the celebrated sounds, colour and vibe of each country stop. Combined with world class production, seamless electronic ticketing, RFID cashless trade experience, bolstered by comprehensive health and safety protocols for large public events.

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Whilst on the road, Morgan Heritage will look to discover, interact, and collaborate with some of the freshest and biggest talents in each country to produce a collaborative album as they immerse themselves into the rich and diverse soundscapes of Africa. Morgan Heritage commented that: “Africa has always been home to us, which clearly shows in the immense support we have enjoyed over the years from the continent. This tour is our gift to our brothers and sisters at home. We look forward to entertaining every single fan in every country as we continue to strengthen the shared bonds between Africa and the Caribbean.”

Despite the challenges sometimes associated with executing big ticket events across certain parts of the continent, logistics and infrastructure gaps, including varying health and safety guidelines, RAVE’s wealth of experience will help promoters to overcome and navigate any of such complexities to enable them to create epic fan moments

Ruddy Kwakye, Executive Producer for the tour and Chief Executive Officer of RAVE commented “We look to systematize, scale, and sustain the Live Entertainment ecosystem in Sub-Saharan Africa through, innovative partnership modelling, technology resourcing and high production values; this tour will allow us to do that and deliver memorable experiences for the fans”

 

The mission of the partnership between Morgan Heritage and RAVE is to act as the spark and ignition point to bring performers, labels, promoters, and fans together to revive and scale the live touring circuit across the continent. For more Information, please visit our website: www.theislandvibestour.com

For the full list of dates:

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Cape TownSouth Africa Wednesday 5 October 2022
HarareZimbabweFriday 14 October 2022
KadomaZimbabweSaturday 15 October 2022
LilongweMalawiSaturday 22 October 2022
Addis AbabaEthiopia Saturday 29 October 2022
AccraGhanaSaturday 12 November 2022

 

Follow @IslandVibesAfrica and @morganheritage across all social media platforms to get dates, venues, ticket sales, artist lineups and more.

 

 

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GTP rebrands to a premium brand, set to train over 5,000 Ghanaian tailors

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Ghana’s first indigenous textile brand, GTP, has announced that it is set to become a premium full fashion house after 56 years of operating as a textile manufacturer. (more…)

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