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Nigerian gospel industry loses icon,Sammie Okposo



The gospel industry was thrown into mourning when it was announced that singer,Sammie Okposo,died in the early hours of  Friday,November 25th morning at 51.

The ace gospel singer was confirmed dead by project manager, Hillary Vincent. 

Responding to inquiries, he said, “Yes it’s true. It happened this morning.”

Vincent, however, declined further comments on the singer’s demise as he did not disclose the cause of the death.

The Wellu Wellu master, as he was fondly known, was an internationally-recognised music producer, psalmist, and the Chief Executive Officer(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.

Following the announcement, fellow entertainers and fans took to their social media accounts to mourn the late singer.

Sharing Okposo’s video on his Facebook page, fellow gospel singer, Tosin Bee, wrote, “Wow! Still can’t believe this. Just last night we were talking about reaching out to you today, that it’s time to release this project that you love so much.

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