After almost six months of rigorous preparation towards the live recording of his upcoming 4th album, dubbed an “African Gospel in Classical Hymns and Songs”, the event finally came off last Saturday.
It has been marked as one of the successes Minister Sonnie Badu has chalked with African music.
It was a night when nothing was spared, right from camera, lightening, sound, directors, the organizers, the team Sonnie Badu in America to sitting arrangements, preparations’ was spot on.
The event which started on time saw over 2000 worshippers in attendance. The enthusiastic audience who so much wanted to join in making history were lead into the presence of God by great ministers of God in the persons of Jumbo, Dare David, Blessing Ali and Jamel Evans and the PCE Crew. Nigeria’s finest comedian Jedi, who was the M.C. for the night thrilled fans with his comedy amidst emceeing skills. The three American guests artistes; Jonathan Nelson, Darwin Hobbs and Dee Jones did not disappoint either, as they delivered powerfully and held the audience wanting more.
The climax of the live recording was when Minister Sonnie mounted the stage and worshipped with the audience gathered while taking them through 30 different songs, a few of these songs being new songs he has composed. Backed by the choir from Maryland which was led by Nadia Scott, Sonnie worshipped God and through his ministration invited Mrs Annie Badu for the first time to join him sing a couple of his songs.
In an interview with Sonnie he said “I just want to praise God for making it possible. Thanks to my management Smarttys Management & Production and all who keep supporting and promoting African Music. God bless you all”.
The General also expressed his gratitude to the following for the night; Armando the man behind the sound, Danny Duncan, the recording engineer, Trey Smith, the man behind lightening and George Bellias, the video director for the night.