All you need to know about the late gospel singer Sammie Okposo: Career, Awards, Scandal, And Cause Of Death
The news of the death of Nigerian gospel singer, Sammie Okposo came as a shock to everyone on the 25th of November, 2022 simply because the 51-year-old Nigerian singer has been in the news a couple of times in the past few months and no one knew he had any health issues.
Confirming the news of his death, many fans and colleagues have taken online to give their last wishes, praying for the singer.
The life of Sammie Okposo can be said to be that of an accomplished man as he was diligent with his craft, devoted to the church, and scooped several awards during the course of his career.
In this article, we will look at his career, awards, the scandal, and his cause of death.*
Name: Sammie Okposo
Born: 30 May 1969 (age 52)
Occupation(s): singer, psalmist
Years active: 1992–present
Labels: Zamar Entertainment
Spouse: Ozioma okposo
Children: (1) Alula Okposo
Early Life And Ministry
He was born on the 30th of May, 1971 in Delta State, Nigeria. He attended his primary and secondary education in Delta State, Nigeria.
Sammie started his career as a gospel artist in his local church as a Choir playing piano at the very tender age of 10.
Professionally, he started as an artist in the year 1992 when he joined Nollywood as a soundtrack producer, and in due course, he enter into full music production. He has performed alongside many iconic names in the industry and he is the host of a series of concerts called Sammie Okposo Praise Party (SOPP).
His first album came in 2004 titled “Addicted”. And his recent song was “My Miracle”. He is a Globacom Ambassador and the United Peace Ambassador.
Sammie Okposo raised the bar for the African music with his hit song “Welu Welu” in the year 2000 and received global recognition.
He was invited to perform at the Martin Luther King Day and 4th Independence Celebration by the American Ambassador to Nigeria in 2004.
Sammie Okposo’s Career
Sammie is a Gospel singer, music producer, psalmist, leisure guide and the CEO of Zamar Entertainment.
He formally launched his manufacturing profession in 1992 when he joined the Nigerian Movie Industry as a Sound Track Producer ultimately venturing into Music Production
In the 12 months 2000, he took the music trade by storm when he launched his debut album, ‘Unconditional Love’ with hit single ‘Welu-Welu’ which took him past native recognition into the worldwide scene.
Sammie has damaged out of the established order of what’s often obtainable for gospel artists, not solely turning into a global, a number of award gospel successful artist in Nigeria but additionally acting on levels with the likes of Donnie Mcclurkin, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Deitrick Haddon, Jonathan Nelson, Micah Stampley, Maxi Priest, Shaggy, Missy Elliot, Benjamin Dube, Judith Sephuma, Sonnie Badu, Uche Double-Double, Lionel Peterson, Angelique Kidjo, Koffi Olomide, Awilo Logomba,John Legend, Kirk Franklin, Don Moen, Jessy Dickson, Ron Kenoly, Cece Winans and Nicole Mullen to call just a few.
He has carried out in notable occasions together with on the Martin Luther King Day celebration and July 4th Independence Day Celebration.
He was a Glo Ambassador for ten years and is now a United Nations Peace Ambassador.
Controversies With Actress Kate Henshaw
Recall that years ago, while dating popular actress, Kate Henshaw, the singer was accused of beating and even breaking her ankle. Kate Henshaw said
“I can’t withstand violence in a relationship. I was once a victim. The relationship lasted for about three/four years. I didn’t know who I was then. I was so timid, I almost stopped smiling and almost stopped laughing, but there was this inner strength in me that helped me to rediscover myself. In fact, I had no self-esteem then.
I wanted to change and be who I was not, based on the ill treatment and violent nature of my man then.
He was constantly abusing, beating and battering me inside the house and in public places. I think there was a time when I walked round with bandage on my leg, courtesy of my violent lover. Funny enough, this violent lover of mine claimed to love me and wanted to marry me then.
I wanted to marry him. I had started buying pots and other household items because I was in love. I wanted to settle down, I wanted to have my children with him. I wanted to be happy and continue to do my work but he was that bad. I kept think he would change, but he didn’t. I tried my best to be everything to him, but finally I said enough was enough, this relationship was not of God and not for me. During those turbulent periods, I was ashamed.
Controversies With His Wife, Ozioma
The singer recently rendered a public apology to his wife, Ozioma after cheating on her while he was in the United States.
The multiple award winning gospel singer took to his Instagram to confess his wrongs and seek forgiveness, after he was accused of impregnating a lady in US.
Sammie Okposo stated that he would do everything within his power to rebuild his wife’s trust in him and will be removing himself from all ministerial duties until restoration has been achieved as he believes that this is what God expects of him at the moment.
Okposo revealed that the incident occurred recently, late in 2021.
Sammie Okposo’s Net Worth
Sammie Okposo estimated Net Worth is 1million USD.