Sammie Okposo, a Nigerian gospel singer, died on Friday, November 25, at the age of 51. His death was verified by his project manager, Hillary Vincent, to The Punch.
“That is correct. It occurred this morning.”
His death was also confirmed in an official statement issued by his family and signed by Hecter Okposo:
“I announce the death of our dear husband, father, brother, uncle, Minister of God, Sammie Okposo, with a sorrowful heart but absolute obedience to God.”
The message also added that the singer’s funeral arrangements would be “communicated shortly” and asked that Okposo’s family be allowed to mourn in peace:
“We are comforted because we know he is singing with angels with Jesus.” We respectfully urge that the family be allowed to mourn in peace at this time.”
Although no specific cause of death has been stated, according to PM News, the performer collapsed and died after having a heart attack. Okposo came dangerously near to death in May 2020 when the propeller shaft of his automobile detached while the vehicle was in motion. He praised Jesus for being his “savior, deliverer, guardian, and shield” during the moment, and stated the “devil and his henchmen” had failed to harm him.
Fans are mourning the death of Sammie Okposo.
Sammie Okposo was a well-known figure in the Nigerian gospel music business. The multi-award-winning vocalist, music producer, psalmist, and performer was also the CEO of Zamar Entertainment. Following his untimely death, countless admirers and well-wishers flocked to Twitter to express their condolences:
The news of your death is really shocking Mr. Sammie Okposo.
Rest in peace 💔😭 pic.twitter.com/Z7iZY3x4st
— WE$T (@Oba_West_) November 25, 2022
Sammie Okposo’s songs will live forever in the minds of men, his songs are globally known. Rest In Peace King 👑 pic.twitter.com/ZY9CLp8u4Y
— President Hoodlum 🌎 (@2muchdrags) November 25, 2022
Okposo will be mourned by his fellow artists, colleagues, friends, family, and fans, as condolences continue to stream online. He will, however, be recognized for his work and treasured for his music by both current and future generations.
A look back at Sammie Okposo’s life.
Sammie Okposo was a well-known Nigerian gospel music performer. He was born on May 30, 1971, in Delta State, Nigeria, and reared there. He started his career in the Nigerian film business as a soundtrack producer in 1992 before launching his own album, Unconditional Love, in 2002. Okposo rose to prominence with his breakthrough track Welu Welu, which was followed by his following album Addicted in 2004.
Okposo went on to work with a number of well-known gospel performers, including Marvellous Odiete, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Donnie Mcclurkin, Cece Winans, and Israel Houghton. The artist has also played throughout Africa, North America, and Europe, and has received international acclaim for arranging a series of performances known as the Sammie Okposo Praise Party, or SOPP. He has also received various honors and awards for his contributions to the gospel music business. Following an adultery incident, Okposo delivered a public apology to his wife through social media in January 2022. The singer also left the ministry in order to seek repair and forgiveness. Okposo’s most recent album, The Statement, was released in 2018, and it was produced by Grammy Award-winning singer Kevin Bond.