I don’t Live in Ghana Because of the Mindset - Sonnie Badu
Artiste, Sonnie Badu, hits out at people who have been disrespecting his status as a stakeholder in Ghana’s music industry
Sonnie Badu has emphatically claimed that he doesn't live in Ghana because he understands the mindset of people that live there.
According to him, he has pushed the boundaries of success with his achievements but still Ghanaians disrespect and look down on him because of their terrible mindset.
He maintained that as long as Ghana keeps killing her heroes, the country would not grow.
The US-based musician of Ghanaian origin specifically called out those who questioned his Presidential Lifetime Achievement award.
Critics have been mumuring that his recently obtained certificates are fake, this prompted him to state that he has no need to prove to anybody whether his recent certificates are fake or not.
This he said after he recently posted on social media that he was able to obtain three degrees in four months from an American University.
He advised the youth to work hard and achieve their aims instead of seeking to “trend out of somebody’s hard work”.
“I’m actually working on my Ph.D. in Theology as well; I’m done with Philosophy and doing my Theology. I just don’t come out to tell the world this is what I’m studying, but if you look at me you can see this man is a very educated man.
“So, I’m adding another one to it because I believe in Ministry if we have a lot of educated people who are at the forefront, a lot of things wouldn’t have happened so that is why I’ve taken on the journey to really educate myself,”
“From my masters in Christian Leadership, when I started a ministry, some of you were students in school maybe Junior High or Senior High but today, the internet gives you strength to talk. I have done ministry in my whole life…,” he explained.
Badu, who has been in ministry for 28 years and has a BA in Ministry for his Rock Hill Church in Atlanta Georgia, USA, pointed out that he will never stop learning.
“My honorary doctorate in musicology, I love it. It’s incredible, it’s a great honour; honorary doctorate in divinity, I love it. I can teach deep mysteries. I got tired of honorary; they are all here […]; three years I’ve been working hard."
"I get appointed at a university to download my knowledge and teach. I love universities in Africa but it’s also an honour to have a university here that I work. I thought that should be a mark that everybody can look up to and say wow! If this is where he has gotten to then let me also work hard to do it…” he stated further.
“But young men when I was doing ministry, I don’t know how old they are, having the audacity to disrespect and others are jumping, it doesn’t move me; it doesn’t touch me because I know the mindset that’s why I don’t live there."
"I know the mindset of my people that is why I don’t live there. But think about it if we keep on going on this way, will our nation grow? If we keep on going on this way, especially in Ghana, killing our heroes; somebody has the audacity to question my Presidential Lifetime Achievement award. Do you know what it means to question my citizenship, my keys to the state, do you know what it actually means?” He concluded.