UK- based Ghanaian Gospel singer Sonnie Badu was brought to tears when he was bestowed with three top honours in the United States over the weekend.
The laurels include the prestigious Key to the City of Brooklyn, presented by Eric L. Adams (head of the Borough of Brooklyn), a Doctor of Divinity degree by CICA International University and Seminary, as well as UN Ambassador CDSE (Commander of most Distinguished Order of Special Envoy expert in the field of sacred music).
Sonnie Badu follows rapper Okyeame Kwame as the second Ghanaian to earn keys to a city in America. Okyeame Kwame was awarded keys to the city of Cincinnati, Ohio in November last year. “I never expected to receive something of this sort (To be honest) and guess what? That was the second honor I received on Sunday” Mr. Badu submitted to Accra-based myjoyonline about being honoured with keys to Brooklyn, and the likelihood of having an American street named after him.
Sonnie Badu, widely known for songs as Covenant Keeping God and Baba, is currently touring the US with his latest project Colours of Africa. He was also instrumental in the recent campaign geared toward garnering support for colleague Joe Mettle to win VGMA Artist of the Year.