National Cathedral: We never paid Sonnie Badu $50,000 — Secretariat

The Secretariat of the National Cathedral has rubbished claims that it paid Sonnie Badu US$50,000 for performing at the National Cathedral fundraising event in the US.

According to the Secretariat, the gospel singer was not paid for performing at the fundraiser.

A statement signed by Dr. Paul Opoku-Mensah, the Executive Director of the National Cathedral of Ghana, reads: “There are reports of the payment of $50,000 to the singer Sonnie Badu for his performance at the launch of the National Cathedral Fundraising in Washington DC on February 8, 2019. The Secretariat of the National Cathedral has not paid any money, neither is it aware of any such payment, to Sonnie Badu.”

Management of Sonnie Badu earlier debunked the allegations that the musician was paid for his performance.

“On the said day of the event, Dr. Sonnie Badu performed with his team but we regret to mention that the organizers of the event disappeared and did not pay any amounts as been alleged,” part of the statement said released by the management read.