Reports reaching pulse.com.gh indicate that Ghanaian dancehall legend, Sonni Balli, has passed on.
At the moment, the exact cause of his death has not been confirmed yet, although it has been alleged that his death is due to a cardiac arrest.
The singer’s death was reported on the afternoon of Thursday, 9 June 2022. After this became public, some influential people in the music industry mourned him.
Sonni Balli was born on 6 June 1982.
He was the first of three children. While alive, the Dancehall star recounted how his parents always hoped he would grow to be a medical doctor. However, at the age of 9, Sonni began singing in the choir of his church.
His decision to take on a career in music was met with fierce opposition from his parents, however, at the age of 17, against the wish of his parents, he teamed up with popular music producer Nana King.
Together, the duo produced the albums; ‘Kotoho’ and ‘Abrabo’. Aside from his personal success in the music industry, Sonni Balli was an inspiration to the likes of Samini, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale and many others.
Sonni Balli was also a social activist who encouraged all Africans to stay true to their identity and culture. For that reason, Sonni made music that spoke about his culture but was also good enough for all music lovers.
Sonni Balli through his music preached about love, peace and unity. His song, “Ama Frimpong” spoke about his experience of feeling loved and being in love.
Sonni Balli affectionately referred to himself as a “soul healer” because he believed his music heals the soul and brings joy to his listeners.