It Was Good Black Sherif Won AOY And Not Piesie Esther For Ghana’s Sake – Sonnie Badu
Ghanaian gospel star Sonnie Badu said that it was better for Ghana that Black Sherif won Artiste of the Year at the 2023 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) than Piesie Esther, who was a close second.
He said that Black Sherif deserved to be recognized because he had made important advances to the music business all year.
Sonnie Badu praised Piesie Esther, another great gospel artist, but he stressed that Black Sherif deserved the award because of his influence and fame in the music world.
He wrote, “I think it was an interesting rift. Piesie did excellent, but it was good Black Sherif won it, no one should twist it. But it was good for the industry. Black Sherif just received an award in the US, and that’s what Ghana wants.”
He called for unity among players in the entertainment industry and urged them to support each other in the interest of the nation.
“If I’m part of the entertainment fraternity, everybody projects that guy. That’s what Nigerians do and that is so important now.
“So he has everything it takes to take Ghana to that place at this moment. And let’s not think the Stonebwoy’s and the Shatta Wale’s and all of that, they didn’t do anything. As a building block is not as important as the block in the middle. We all built it into a blacksmith.
“We have to be deliberate. If I was an entertainment minister, I’d look out for this guy and say ‘What do we need to do to project him in this season and maybe another season,”
According to Sonnie Badu, it’s important to give credit to people who deserve it in the entertainment business, whether they are gospel singers or not. He told the people in the industry how important it was for them to work together and help each other for the good of the country.