Popular Nigerian gospel singer, Sammie Okposo has reportedly passed on.
Reports have it that the Welu Welu crooner who was caught in the web of a che@ting scandal a few months back slumped and died at his home on Friday morning, 25th November.
He died at the age of 51. The exact cause of the sensational and energetic crooner’s death is yet to be known at the time of filing this report.
GbExtra Blog recalls that Okposo caused a stir online after he took to his verified Instagram page to apologise to his wife, Ozioma after cheating on her with another woman in the United States in an incident that happened in 2021.
Owing to the scandal, the singer made the decision to take time off from ministration in order to retrace his step with God before returning back to ministry after a few months.
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 apologised 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.
- Following the incident, the singer stayed away from ministry for a while before rejoining it after a few months.
- 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.”
- 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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