Unconfirmed sources suggest that the musician, who was 40 years old at the time of his death, had a heart arrest, which took his life. Sonni Balli died away in the United Kingdom, where she had been residing for some time.
In the UK, a funeral service was organized to bury him. Videos from the funeral show Ghanaian dancehall sensation Samini attending to pay respects to the man who served as his mentor and helped develop him.
On June 6, 1982, Sonni Balli was born. The Dancehall artist, who was the first of three children, once recalled that his parents had always wished for him to become a doctor. Sonni, however, started singing in his church’s choir when he was just 9 years old.
His parents fiercely opposed his intention to pursue a career in music, but at the age of 17, he linked up with well-known music producer Nana King against their wishes.
The two created the albums “Kotoho” and “Abrabo” together. Sonni Balli was an influence to people like Samini, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, and many more in addition to his own professional achievement in the music industry.
Sonni Balli was a social activist who urged all Africans to maintain their cultural identity. Sonni created music as a result that not only spoke to his culture but was also admirable to all music fans.
Sonni Balli spoke about love, peace, and togetherness via his music. His song, “Ama Frimpong,” discussed the emotion of love and being in a relationship.