Concert held to mark West African nation’s 60th anniversary
By Joseph Ojumu
After weeks of reports on different social media platforms as to the health status of UK-Based International Act, Minister Sonnie Badu, he recently showed up in Ghana, where he participated in a gospel concert that led scores of Ghanaians to accept Christ.
The event was the Ghana Praise ‘17 concert and it was held at the landmark Independence Square in the nation’s capital, Accra.
Another segment of the two-day Praise concert was staged at the Perez Square and the entire event which was staged to mark Ghana’s 60 years of Independence saw large numbers of Ghanaians singing and praising God.
At the Independence Square, Sonnie Badu and his band wowed the gathered audience to some of his old songs from the all-popular ‘Colours of Africa’ album and ended up with worship with Minister Joe Mettle. The worship session then ended with an altar call on unbelievers to lift their hands and accept Christ Jesus. After praying with them, he admonished them to get to a Bible believing church which they should subsequently attend to help them grow in the faith, while also ensuring that they do everything possible to help take their faith and Christianity seriously.
In a post-event interview with Sonnie Badu, he expressed gratitude to the organizers of the Ghana Praise ’17 and highlighted how proud he felt as a Ghanaian to stand at the same place where the iconic Dr Kwame Nkrumah had stood to formally declare independence for the former Gold Coast colony exactly 60 years ago.
To round off the the celebrations, Badu then led the audience to a group singing of the national anthem of Ghana reminding all of the assembled audience to earnestly remember the day on March 6, 1957 when Dr. Kwame Nkrumah as the first prime Minister of Independent Ghana had stood at the Independence Square to declare Ghana free from slavery and colonial rule.
The Ghana Praise ‘17 concert was graced by several international and local artistes. They included Don Moen, Darlene Zschech, Lenny Blanc, Sinach, Sonnie Badu, Joe Mettle, Daughters of Glorious Jesus and Nathaniel Bassey.