BREAKING NEWS: Popular Gospel Singer Sammy Okposo Dies At 51
Biography,Wife, Family& Career
The Nigerian Entertainment industry is still reeling with the shocking news of the demise of popular Gospel Singer,Sammy Okposo,who reportedly slumped this morning and was later pronounced dead when he was rushed to the hospital.The cause of his death remains unknown.
Sammie Okposo not only revolutionized but also completely altered the perception of gospel music in Nigeria by breaking down all barriers to become the first gospel musician to sell millions of copies of his music and the first gospel musician to have his music played everywhere (including nite clubs). As a result, he was highly regarded as a performer and entertainer.
Sammie Okposo‘s music has gained him not just a sizable fan base and favourable reviews but also a number of awards for his songs.
*Early* *Life* & *Education*
In Delta State, Nigeria, on May 30, 1971, Sammie Okposo was born. His father had encouraged him to pursue an accounting career as a child. He was an indigene of Delta State, Nigeria.
However, his interest in music began when he was nine years old when he began playing the piano and experienced the rush that comes from carrying out his duties.
Sammie Okposo was the church pianist by the time he was ten years old. He was thought to be related to Mr. and Mrs. Adefarasin, the senior pastors of House of the Rock Worldwide.
Sammie Okposo is the CEO of Zamar Entertainment, a gospel singer, music producer, psalmist, and entertainment strategist. His producing career began formally in 1992 when he entered the Nigerian film industry as a soundtrack producer before branching out into music production.
He completely rocked the music industry in 2000 when he released his debut album, Unconditional Love, which featured the hit song Welu-Welu, propelling him past local notoriety and onto the world stage.
Sammie Okposo has defied expectations of what is typically possible for gospel performers in Africa, performing on stages alongside Donnie McClurkin, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Deitrick Haddon, Jonathan Nelson, Micah Stampley, Maxi Priest, Shaggy, Missy Elliott, Benjamin Dube, Judith Sephuma, Sonnie Badu, Uche Agu, Lionel Peterson, Angelique Kidjo, and Koffi Olomide in addition to winning multiple international awards.
Sammie Okposo has performed on important occasions, including the Martin Luther King Jr. and the July 4th holidays.
Sammie Okposo is the CEO of Zamar Entertainment, a renowned music producer, psalmist, and Entertainment consultant.
I Go Make Am
Come And Dance
Because Of You
Awards & Achievements
Crystal Awards, Nigeria, Artiste of the year, 2013
Album of the year (The Statement) Crystal Awards, Nigeria, 2013
Real Soccerfest and CAN, Grass root ambassador of the year 2012
Trailblazer award (African Gospel Music Awards U.K), 2012
(Pastor Bimbo Odukoya foundation awards, Best male Christian artiste 2012
Positive impact awards (Inside Out media awards), 2012
Best music video producer (Nigerian Music Video Awards), 2011
God zone award for excellence in entertainment (GOD ZONE Awards), 2010
Best contemporary Gospel Artiste (Nigerian Music Awards), 2008
Best Gospel Video (Nigerian Music Video Awards), 2008
Gospel artist of the year (Nigeria Entertainment Awards, New York), 2007
Best Male Gospel Artist in Africa (Kora Awards, South Africa), between 2005/2006
Amazing Grace Nigeria Movie Awards, Best Sound and Music Score – 2006
Gospel Artist of the year (Nigeria Music Awards, 2006
Best Gospel Artiste in English (Afro Hollywood Awards UK), 2006
Best remix Album (CNA Awards), 2005
Best Male contemporary gospel Artiste in Nigeria (Amen Awards), 2005
Best Male Gospel Artiste in Africa Nominee (Kora Awards, South Africa), 2003
Power of Music and Praise Awards, Gospel Artiste of the year 2002
Best contemporary gospel Artiste (Power of Music and Praise Awards), 2002
Best Gospel Artiste Amen Awards, Nigeria, 2001
Best Sound Track (The Movie Awards, Nigeria), 2000
Best Sound Track (The Movie Awards, Nigeria), 1999
Best Sound Track (The Movie Awards, Nigeria), 1999
Best Sound Track (The Movie Awards, Nigeria), 1997
Most Promising Male Artiste (Fame Music Awards), 1994
However, for ten years, Sammie Okposo was a Glo Ambassador and a United Nations Peace Ambassador.
Sammie Okposo was married to Ozioma Sammie Okposo, but he admitted to cheating on her with an American woman.
Based on the information, he had an extramarital affair with an American lady. However, because of his influence as a gospel artist, the situation was calm, yet he still lived with his lovely wife after he reportedly apologised to her.
This shows how they both love themselves irrespective of their faults.
Sammie Okposo has a beautiful daughter named Alula Okposo.
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