Ghanaian gospel sensation Sonnie Badu has waded into an ongoing debate about spirituality in the Ghanaian entertainment industry.
Many musicians, including Wendy Shay and Mr. Drew, have recently opened up in public about certain spiritual struggles they’ve experienced and encouraged their peers to take care of their overall spiritual well-being.
These appeals have been reverberated by spiritual leaders who stress the necessity of entertainers taking their spirituality seriously.
But, in Sonnie Badu’s opinion, the industry is not as sinister or spiritually depraved as many have alleged.
Sonnie Badu claimed that the lack of cohesion within the industry is actually the main issue in an interview on Hitz FM, which was monitored by 1Family Radio.
“The problem we have is not a spiritual attack; the problem is that we are not united. If we could put our gifts together, we wouldn’t be under attack because we would complement each other and not compete against each other,’’ he said.
Sonnie Badu added that one of the issues is the propensity for undermining and sabotaging other people. He used the Nigerian music scene as an illustration of cooperation, where musicians support one another to advance their careers.
“There is competition everywhere. If someone sees that another person is doing well, they’re not going to encourage that person; they’ll rather do something to pull them down. That’s the problem we have.’’
“We cannot rally around people to push them to keep going. That’s what Nigerians do; they can sit and say, “Today, let’s push this one,’’ and that’s the agenda. So we are not under attack; we just need to work together,’’ he advised.