Gospel singer Sammie Okposo dies aged 51

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Nigerian gospel singer and psalmist, Sammie Okposo, has dies aged 51 years on Friday morning.

ID Cabasa, a producer, told newsmen that the musician slumped and died in his Lagos home on Friday.

The circumstance of his death, as of when this report was filed, is still sketchy.

The Wellu Wellu master, as he was fondly called, was an internationally-recognized music producer, psalmist, and CEO of Zamar Entertainment.

Sammie Okposo started his music career as a soundtrack producer for Nollywood in 1992. He was well-known at that time in the small circle of Nollywood actors and producers.

He later began to get more career flashpoints when he started the Sammie Okposo Praise Party, a platform that brought many up-and-coming Nigerian gospel artistes into the scene.

The Niger Delta-born music star was known for emboldening the gospel music scene by taking his music away from the quiet confines of the church.

He released his first album Unconditional Love in 2000.

Okposo’s most recent album ‘The Statement’ (2018) was produced by the Grammy-winning Kevin Bond.

The singer was on the receiving end of a heated backlash in January after he admitted to cheating on his wife.

 




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