The family of the late gospel singer, Sammie Okposo, confirms his death and the cause hours after rumours circulated the internet space.
The singer who is known for his hit song “Wellu Wellu” which was the first song on his debut album titled ‘Unconditional Love’ released in 2000, had died in his house earlier on Friday morning, 25th November. This comes hours after the rumour spread that the singer slumped.
In a statement released by the family of Sammie Okposo, he was said to have died in his sleep peacefully.
The statement reads thus;
“It is with a heavy heart but with total submission to God that I announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, Minister of God, Sammie Okposo.
Sammie slept and went to be with the Lord on the morning of Friday, November 25, 2022.
More details about the burial will be communicated soon.”
Below are a few things to know about the late gospel artiste
Sammie Okposo was born on May 30, 1971, and passed on at the age of 51.
He was born and raised in Delta State.
The multiple award-winning singer began his musical journey as a member of his local church where he played the piano for the choir at the age of 10.
Sammie was also a music producer, psalmist and CEO of Zamar Entertainment.
He released his first album Addicted in 2000 and the second in 2004.
His most recent album and the last, The Statement (2018) was produced by the Grammy-winning Kevin Bond.
In 1995, he joined Nollywood as a soundtrack producer and eventually ventured into music production.
He was an ambassador to Globacom, United Nations Peace Ambassador and had other honours to his name.
Sammie Okposo made headlines in January 2022 when he apologized to his wife, Ozioma for cheating on her with an American lady known also as African Doll who accused him of impregnating and abandoning her in 2021.
10. Following the incident, the singer stayed away from ministry for a while before rejoining it after a few months.
11. In May, the veteran singer was involved in a car accident along the third mainland bridge in Lagos where Okposo revealed that he “was saved from the hands of the devil and his cohorts.”
12. These are a few awards that he bagged during his lifetime; KORA Best Gospel Artiste in Africa (2006); Crown SABC Best of African Gospel (2014); Afro Hollywood UK Best Gospel Artiste (2005); NEA Best Gospel Artiste of the Year (2007&2013); NMA Best Contemporary Gospel Artiste among others.
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