Gospel artiste Sonnie Badu’s offer to help Yaw Siki wasn’t made out of malice or to embarrass the latter, the ‘Baba’ performer has revealed exclusively to Live FM.
He told Antoine Mensah, host of Lifestyle Cafe, hearing Siki’s story was a touchy one for him, reason he offered to help him.
“My motive was to let him know that we are there for him. It was a touchy subject when he said he depends on money from people when he preaches. My motive was not to embarass him, if that is how he felt I apologize. ”
Last week, Yaw Siki, who is famous for the song ‘Wope Dodo’ told Graphic Showbiz he is not interested in Badu’s offer to help him because he felt that the offer was made public just for human praise and deemed it ‘‘dishonourable’.
“If he truly wanted to assist, he could have contacted me first without making it public. I’m not in support of that because my Christian beliefs are against that so upon careful consideration, I had to turn down the offer.”
Yaw Siki was involved in an accident on the Accra-Tema Motorway with a friend on Monday April 15, 2013, on their way back from Accra.
Their Toyota Camry car somersaulted near the Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) Dominion Centre. All two were rushed to the 37 Military Hospital. Siki was later admitted and treated for deeps cuts on his head.
He was subsequently discharged after spending some two weeks at the military-run health facility.
In March, 2014, Siki announced via a post on his Facebook wall that he was done with secular music and now a gospel musician.
His then manager, Coaches told this reporter that after Siki’s full recovery he will be doing ‘positive’ music.
“This time around, it’s going to be more positive music. That’s what he is thinking now. Life by R2Bees is an example of positive music,” he said in August 2013.
“He is fine … as in he’s recovering … he’s 80% through with the recovery process. I can say he’s fine compared to how everything started he is fine now,” he added.
Last month, Yaw told Hitz FM’s Gloria Nyarku, he depends on his family and preaching to survive.
“(With) my bills, my family supports me and then when I preach, people give [me money], when I preach I do not ask but when I finish and some people call me, oh take this, take that and all with family support I am able to pay bills.”
“Last year December, I [preached] at the Motorway Roundabout and a man gave me GHc500. That’s the highest I have received so far,” he disclosed.
“I preach in the Trotros (Commercial buses). I preach in between lanes in the communities and you see that people will not give you that big amount for preaching to them but I don’t mind,” Yaw concluded.
The interview got the attention of Sonnie Badu, who offered to help.
Listen to Sonnie Badu talk about wanting to help Yaw Siki below.