Renowned entertainment critic Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo has vehemently refuted claims suggesting that award-winning gospel musician Sonnie Badu faked his recent accident for publicity ahead of his “Rhythms Of Africa” concert at the Grand Arena on December 9, 2023.
Speaking on UTV’s United Showbiz on Saturday, December 16, 2023, during a panel discussion, Asamoah-Baidoo emphasized that such claims are baseless, especially for those who have a genuine understanding of Sonnie’s character and work ethic.
The revered pundit highlighted Sonnie Badu’s history of delivering spectacular shows without resorting to sensational stunts.
Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo pointed out Badu’s track record as the only gospel musician in Ghana to draw massive crowds to stadium shows solely based on his musical prowess, negating any necessity for attention-grabbing maneuvers.
Acknowledging the prevalence of such tactics within the Ghanaian music industry, Asamoah-Baidoo conceded that skepticism might arise, but he emphasized being taken aback until he received corroborative evidence from Sonnie Badu himself.
Asamoah-Baidoo addressed inquiries regarding Badu’s performance despite the purported injury, stating that Badu managed the discomfort through medication, allowing him to deliver a stellar performance during the event.
Watch Arnold make his submission in the video below:
The incident itself, initially reported when the news broke online, detailed Badu’s unfortunate slip on stairs while attending to household chores, resulting in a foot injury requiring immediate surgery at Leicester Hospital.