No stadium! It will rain when I start singing 'Open the floodgates', says Sonnie Badu
Renowned US-based Ghanaian gospel artiste, Sonnie Badu has disclosed that even though he would love to host his upcoming 'Rhythms of Africa' concert at the Accra Sports stadium, that is not happening because he wants to save patrons from being beaten by the rain.
He disclosed that patrons who attended his previous concerts held at the stadium in both Accra and Kumasi were not spared of the rains when he started singing his popular song, 'Open the floodgates'.
To avoid a repeat of the happening, he settled on the Grand Arena in Accra for his impending show on December 9.
"I have always loved monumental places, historical places. However, the reason why we couldn't take the stadium this time around is because I don't want the rain to beat patrons.
" If I start singing open the floodgates, it will rain. It happened in Accra, Kumasi, and even in Ivory Coast. The moment I started, a strong wind came, it started raining, and people stood in.
" Interestingly, the patrons always stand in the rains till the end of the show but my worry is that the rain affects the instruments. So this time around, I want people to experience what it would be like if there is no rain," he explained in an interview on Hitz FM today.
He reiterated that he was committed to ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience for his fans.
Sonnie Badu also hinted at the possibility of hosting two shows if ticket demand continues to surge.
"Now it looks like the tickets might be sold out. So if the tickets come out and it's sold out within the first two weeks, we will push for two shows. Beyonce and the likes do it," he said.