Popular Nigerian gospel singer, Sammie Okposo, was laid to rest on the 15th December 2022, in Lagos state amidst tears.
A video of the gospel singer’s burial shared online showed many empathizing with his wife, Ozioma and daughter, Alula, who could not hold back their emotions as his body was lowered to mother earth.
The widow of the music icon, Ozioma Okposu, was overwhelmed with grief and obvious distraught as she performed the last rites of dust to dust, as she was surrounded by his family, friends, colleagues in the industry and his fans.
The ‘Welu Welu’ singer passed away on 25th November 2022, with associates revealing that he died in his sleep.
A night of tributes was held for the late musician on 13th December 2022, at the La Madison Place, Oniru Lagos, and a service of songs was also held on the 14th of December 2022, at House on the Rock Cathedral, Lagos.
This event was followed by an interment ceremony at a private cemetery in Ikoyi, yesterday, 15th December 2022.
The ceremony was attended by Okposo’s family, friends and colleagues.
Okposo established himself as an international gospel artiste. He was also a music producer, psalmist, and CEO of Zamar Entertainment.
The singer released his first album ‘Addicted’ in 2004. He has also collaborated with many other artistes in the gospel and soul genres.The singer was known for his Sammie Okposo Praise Party (SOPP) live concert. He held the last edition in November, days before his sudden demise.
His hit song, ‘Welu Welu’, gained a lot of local and international popularity and enjoyed massive airwaves.
In 2004, Okposo was invited to perform at the Martin Luther King Day and July 4th Independence day Celebration, respectively, by the American ambassador to Nigeria.
Okposo’s most recent album, ‘The Statement’, released in 2018, was produced by the Grammy-winning Kevin Bond.
Story: Christy Dung