Multiple award-winning UK-based Ghanaian gospel musician and songwriter, Dr. Sonnie Badu has expressed that gospel songs in Nigeria are more profitable than in Ghana.
Speaking on Starr Chat with Bola Ray Thursday, December 7, the “Baba” hitmaker stated that it is not the fault of secular musicians not doing gospel songs.
“It is not their fault not to do gospel music, there is no money in it. They don’t get anything, they are not treated well.
“They just give them anything. There should be an avenue where if you are a gospel artist and if you go to Airport Shell you can pick anything you want for free. If you go to the Airport and you can jump on Delta, you can pick it up for free. You can go to the studio to record a song and the engineer will say hey you are a gospel artist it’s for free,” Dr. Badu stated.
He says he pays every musician who performs on his show including instrumentalists.
“So this work of God there is logistics for free but logistically there is a price to pay. I pay every musician on my show, everybody has an invoice. Every instrumentalist will be compensated.
“If you don’t have the balls you can’t do it, you can’t, don’t try it. And if you want to do me a favour in return for a favour I understand it. But nothing is for free in this world,” Dr. Badu stated.
Recall that, the gospel singer Sonnie Badu recently charged Nigerians to involve Ghanaian musicians in their shows to enable them to spread their tentacles while marketing their songs to a larger audience.
That, he noted, would make local gospel musicians make a global impact rather than singing in English.
Sonnie Badu made this appeal when he was reacting to the calls made by Nigerian gospel sensation Nathaniel Bassey for Ghanaian gospel musicians to sing in English for their songs to make global impacts.
According to Sonnie Badu, language was not a barrier in music; it all depended on time and season.