Award-winning UK-based Ghanaian gospel singer/songwriter, Sonnie Badu has not too long ago revealed that he is inspired by Nigerian music giants, Burna Boy and Davido.
According to Mr. Badu he draws inspiration from the versatility and success of these two Afrobeat stars, adding that he learns from them in order to make great impacts in the gospel fraternity as they are doing.
Speaking as a guest on UtV’s United Showbiz hosted by Mzgee last weekend, the gospel sensation shared how he finds inspiration in the musical journeys and experiences of these two artists. He further expressed admiration for the ‘Alone’ and ‘Available’ hitmakers’ unique musical style and the global impact of their Afrofusion sound.
“I am inspired by Davido and Burna Boy, I have seen the kind of music they do , so I like to learn what they are doing so I can do it in the gospel space. I can’t say I don’t listen to secular music, that would be a lie , I do hear it and I enjoy it. I do listen to secular music to see what I can do better,” he said.
Soonie Badu further opined that there is nothing wrong in listening to songs that are not gospel songs. He revealed that he sometimes listens to a few other genres aside from gospel music inorder to learn and pick something from it and apply it in his space. He also emphasized the importance of drawing inspiration from various genres and artists, even outside the gospel music realm.