Popular Gospel singer, Sammie Okposo is dead.
According to sources, Okposo, 51, collapsed and passed away on Friday morning.
Close acquaintances, including the musician Buchi Atuonwu simply known as Buchi, informed reporters that he passed away on Friday in Abuja, however details of his passing remain hazy.
His colleague, Righteousman, who looks to be in a state of shock, termed his death as tragic. In addition, he said that the Welu Welu singer fell last week after returning from his praise party performance in the United Kingdom and was hospitalized for fatigue.
Sammie was scheduled to minister with Eben, Chuks Praise, Joy Favour, and Victor Edit at the Outpouring Assembly International in Calabar from November 25 to November 27.
In 2020, the singer described surviving an automobile accident on Lagos’ Third Mainland Bridge.
Recently, a controversy involving one of Nigeria’s most recognized gospel artists, Okposo, made headlines. Later, the singer issued an apology but erased the remark from Instagram.
“I was not going to post this because I had already thanked, praised, and worshiped God for delivering me from death Saturday, May 16, 2020, but this is something to brag about and testify of the miracle-working power of God I have a very big God who is always by my side to deliver me,” he wrote on Instagram as of then.
“The image you see is my car propeller shaft that pulled off while I was in motion. Just before it happened, I was doing 100/120 kph on the 3rd Mainland bridge connecting to CMS and then to Surulere my destination,” he added.
“As I was driving, suddenly I heard a voice ‘slow down’ so immediately I reduced my speed to 60kph, 10 seconds after reducing my speed from 120mph to 60mph the propeller shaft of my car pulled off with a loud noise.”