Circulating social media post claims that multiple award wining musician Sonnie Badu has died after being hospitalized on Sunday February 26.
NO! SONNIE BADU IS NOT DEAD. Yes, he was hospitalized for an short ailment (not disclosed) on Sunday, 26th. Sonnie himself made a post on his IG page seeking prayers of all loved ones.
The UK based singer and song writer has rubbished all reports claiming that he is dead.
In his latest IG post, Sonnie gives all the bloggers who published the Hoax just 30 MINS to take it off their sites else face a lawsuit.
ALL BLOGGERS WITH FALSE INFORMATION CLAIMING THEY SPOKE TO SOMEONE FROM OUR CAMP AND STUPIDLY PUT CONFIRMED!! HAVE 30MINS TO TAKE IT OFF THEIR SITE…..FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT TO A LAWSUIT FROM WHICH ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE GIVEN TO ORPHANS ….. AND IF THAT IS YOUR WISH, WITHIN 3 WEEKS MAY YOU EXPERIENCE WHAT YOU TYPED ….. OUR LAWYERS HAVE ALL YOUR WEBSITE IN PLACE ..
Sonnie sarcastically applauded the bloggers who put out the Hoax and said they could have used that time and space used on this to rather promote his new album SOUNDZ OF AFRIKA!!
According to a supposed breaking news post that is currently making its way around on social media, an Australian event organizer told the media about Sonnie’s death and that another source close to the him confirmed that Sonnie died at the Royal Perth Hospital in Australia this morning.
The fake report then goes on to say Sonnie took ill suddenly and was rushed to hospital where he died and that the cause of his death is not immediately known.
The post is a callous and morally reprehensible attempt to trick people into visiting websites that sometimes in turn link to malware, survey scams, and decidedly dodgy “get rich” promotions. If one of these fake Sonnie Badu is Dead posts comes your way, do not click on it.
Management of Sonnie Badu has since released an official press statement (below) to refute the hoax.
“The management of UK-based International Act wish to inform all that Minister Sonnie Badu is not dead as reported by some “unscrupulous bloggers”
The singer is alive and well in Australia where he is on a preaching assignment. News of the singer went viral on Sunday, 26 February, 2017 from his Instagram and management account entreating all to bear him up in prayer as he had an emergency and was at the hospital.
After about two hours, his fans were updated that he was well and has been discharged from the hospital and this led to publications of his death.Management is informing all that Sonnie Badu is not dead. He is alive and well. Sonnie and his management also wish to inform everybody that he will be in Ghana over the weekend for Ghana Praise 2017 so all should be ready for him.
In this release we want to express our gratitude and appreciation for team SBM Ghana and Worldwide for the prayers, calls, text messages and the various means of love poured out to Sonnie Badu and his family during this moment.
We are grateful and God reward all of you.Minister Badu wants all to know that he is alive and well and that he is has not finished with his assignment on earth, so all the false bloggers should be told “he is not dying anytime soon”.
Management further expresses gratitude for the four nominations received for this year’s VGMA’s. Let’s win this together and God bless us all.”
Signed by management