Gospel singer, Sonnie Badu accused of academic fraud over claims of being a Professor and Dean of Musicology.
Popular gospel singer, Sonnie Badu, has been accused of being an “academic scam” after he posted on social media that he is now a Professor and Dean of Musicology.
Recall we earlier posted about the singer’s achievement where he shared a proof of the certificate on his Instagram page.
However, some social media users questioned his academic feat because he got his PhD just few months prior.
A man, identified as @mnm_mensah has come out to counter and question the singer’s claims.
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In his words;
“People are wondering why I’m on his case and why I’m calling him out. The case be simple. He’s an academic scam and not a victim of a scam. How did it all start? I chanced on a video where dude had earned a Professorial Cert.
Like for real? A Certificate of Professorship? How on earth!!!Face with tears of joyFace with tears of joy So as academic and curious as I am, go to Google Scholar (an academic search engine for anything academia) and type his name to see his publications… Unfortunately none. You can try that and see. Why? In the British system, Professorship is a rank attained as a result of your contribution to knowledge.
In the American system it is a term for anyone who teaches at the University level so let’s assume it’s not British but American. So I quickly run to Google to check out the institution. No website, no images of the school. Just blog posts. Then I chance on the second image. Sonnie attained his Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD in 4 months all from that school. Now we know you at least need one to do the other.
Except in some few cases where one has been able to acquire a PhD using the Bachelor’s but in all these three can’t be run concurrently in 4 months and for one who has not had any tertiary education before there was something fishy. So I go and confirm and it’s true dude said it. He gallantly displays all certs on his socials. He attributes them to grace and favour.”