Sammie Okposo dies at 51

Popular gospel artiste Sammie Okposo is dead. The singer who shot to fame with his hit song “Wellu Wellu” slumped on Friday, after suffering a heart attack. 

The award-winning musician reportedly died at a yet-to-be-disclosed hospital after he arrived in the country.

Okposo, who recently completed a concert at the Logic Church located in Lagos and London was renowned as one of the most talented ministers in the Nigerian gospel music industry.

Three years ago, the Delta State-born music star had a close shave with death after he testified that the propeller shaft of his car pulled off while on motion.

Okposo, who released his debut album Addicted in 2004, was also a music producer, psalmist, and CEO of Zamar Entertainment.

He has collaborated with many other artistes in gospel and soul music including popular gospel singer Marvellous Odiete on “Follow You”, and has performed regularly in Africa, Europe, and North America. He curates a series of concerts called SOPP (Sammie Okposo Praise Party). 

His most recent album, The Statement (2018), was produced by the Grammy-winning Kevin Bond.

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