In the midst of the reports circulating in the media that Ghana’s International Artiste, Sonnie Badu was paid colossal sum of $50K for his performance at the National Cathedral Fundraising Event in Washington, the secretariat has denied the said report.
According to the National Cathedral Secretariat, it is not aware of any payment of monies to the singer for his performance.
Meanwhile, after the news of the alleged $50K became rife in the media, Sonnie Badu in an earlier post on Twitter denied such payment.
According to him, the alleged payment was not even part of the agreement he went into with the event of organizers. He further stressed that on the day of the event, even a chair was not offered to him and his entourage adding that the event organizers also failed in their commitment to offer him something for his team.
He further stated that the commitment from the event organizers has not even be honored till today so it comes at a surprise to him that it is being alleged that such huge amount was paid to him for his performance on Friday, February 8, 2019.
“I was not given a dime .. not even a seat for me and my team , We stood outside..,” Twitter post of Sonnie Badu in reaction to the news read.
Wow, thanks for alerting me , I was not given a dime .. not even a seat for me and my team , We stood outside.. https://t.co/UmWNNkAF2H
— Dr.Sonnie Badu PhD (@SonnieBaduuk) June 20, 2022
In an addendum on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, the National Cathedral Secretariat corroborated the response of the US-based Ghanaian Gospel Musician that no such amount was paid.
It further called for rationalisation of discussions on the project, advising that all queries should be directed to the Executive Director, Dr Paul Opoku-Mensah.