LAGOS (Sundiata Post) – Nollywood and the gospel music industries have just been hit with the sad news that Sammie Okposo has passed on. He died suddenly in Lagos at the age of 51 years.
Brandpowerng reports that reliable Nollywood sources broke the news as one of the icons said: “It has just been confirmed that our colleague and friend in the Music Industry ,an international gospel artist,the 51 year old Welu Welu crooner , Delta state born Sammie Okposo died this morning”.
The cause of death is not yet clear but Sammie Okposo’s close friends report that he may have had issues with the management of his blood pressure.
Brandpowerng reports that he almost died after his concert in London on his way back to Lagos for the Lagos concert. He gave a testimony. This was just a few weeks ago. It is indeed a sad day for Nigeria’s entertainment industry and gospel ministry.
Sammie Okposo was also a music producer, psalmist, and CEO of Zamar Entertainment. He released his first album, ‘Addicted’ in 2004.
Sammie Okposo collaborated with many other artists in the gospel and soul music fields, he collaborated with popular gospel singer Marvellous Odiete on “Follow You”, performed regularly in Africa, Europe, and North America, and curated a series of concerts called SOPP (Sammie Okposo Praise Party). Sammie Okposo’s most recent album, The Statement (2018), was produced by the Grammy-winning Kevin Bond.
Sammie Okposo left behind a wife and children.
•Courtesy: BrandPower newspaper