World renowned South African gospel and worship leader, Lionel Petersen, is set to perform alongside Sonnie Badu, at the much anticipated “Sonnie Badu Peace Concert”.
The concert, billed for 1st December, 2012 at the Dome of the Accra International Conference Centre, is set to be the biggest gospel music concert to be staged in Ghana, and the addition of one of the most respected acts on the world wide gospel music circuit will go a long way to increase the concert’s hype.
Famous for mega gospel hits such as “Jabulani Africa” “When the Righteous Prosper” “Peace” “Instruments of Your Peace” and “Behold the Lamb”, Lionel Petersen is renowned not merely for the soul inspiring music he’s churned out since the 80’s but also for his abilities as a worship leader and a preacher .
Ironically, he began his career as a pop singer with legendary South African pop group, The Invaders, from 1969 to 1971.
He has collaborated with artists like Chevelle Franklin, Neville D and Judith Sepuma and sang on the soundtrack for the 2008 feature film Hansie.
In 2010 he was a judge on the first season of the ONE Gospel reality competition Shine in his native South Africa.
This will be Lionel’s second visit to Ghana, and it is expected that his presence and subsequent performance will thrill audiences on the night of 1st December, 2012.
Meanwhile, organizers have revealed that the list of local acts to perform at the mega gospel concert will be released in the coming weeks.
The Sonnie Badu Peace Concert is sponsored by Atlantic Trust, a Dubai-based Ghanaian owned investment and finance company and supported by Access Bank and Fidelity Bank.
It is powered by Empire Entertainment and Media GH; under the auspices of The Telecom Channel and the Hour of Hope Charity.