Award winning American Gospel Artiste, Jonathan Nelson has named Sonnie Badu as the only African musician to feature on the live recording of his new album.
The live recording of the album dubbed “fearless” will also feature other American gospel giants; Kim Burrell, Tye Tribett and Dorinda Clark-Cole.
Announcing his decision, the elated gospel singer Jonathan took to his social media pages Instagram and Twitter and said that “Pleased to announce that my African brother Sonnie Badu will join me on Feb 20!!!”
He added that “Yes we will be singing/recording BABA OH!! U dnt wanna miss this!!! #FEALESS2k 15”.
In an interview with Minister Sonnie Badu, he described the invitation as “God’s immense favour on his Ministry”. He added that this invitation is a big step in his career and a plus for the African gospel fraternity as he represents Africa wherever he finds himself.
Minister Sonnie Badu who is also preparing to release his new album in Ghana this year titled “Soundz of Africa” expressed his gratitude to Jonathan Nelson for the invitation and to his fans, the SB Ministries and his management Smarttys Management and Production.
Jonathan Nelson’s invitation comes after Sonnie featured him, Jonathan and Darwin Hobbs on his live recording for his yet to be released fourth album concert “African in Gospel Classical Hymns and Songs”, which took place on November 1st 2014.
Jonathan Nelson’s live recording is free for all and will be held at the Faith Center in the United States.
He has three older siblings Anthony, Janice and James Jr, as well as his twin Jason. He got his education in Baltimore City public school system and later went to the Baltimore School of The Arts and Morgan State University. Nelson and his wife Christina Marie have two children together: J. Andrew Nelson II and Julianna Marie Nelson.
In December 2006, Nelson released a self-financed live album. After that, he signed with Integrity Music and started working on his first full-length studio album. In February 2008, Nelson released Right Now Praise. The next year, he was nominated for a Dove Award for New Artist of the Year. That same year, he accepted the position of minister of music at The Faith Center with Bishop Henry Fernandez Sunrise, Florida and Empowerment Temple Church with Dr. Jamal Bryant Baltimore, Maryland. In 2010, he released his second album titled Better Days and in 2013 he released Finish Strong.