Nigerian well-known gospel singer, Sammie Okposo is reportedly dead. The Wellu Wellu master, as he is affectionately known, was 51 years old before his death.
Okposo was also a psalmist, a music producer, and the CEO of Zamar Entertainment, who also mentored some younger artists.
The singer enjoyed widespread acceptance throughout his career… releasing his first album Addicted in 2004. He also took home a lot of merit awards, including:
“KORA Best Gospel Artiste in Africa (2006), Crown SABC Best of African Gospel (2014), Afro Hollywood UK Best Gospel Artiste (2005), NEA Best Gospel Artiste of the Year (2007&2013), and NMA Best Contemporary Gospel Artiste among others.”
The singer was in the spotlight in January when he publicly apologized to his wife, Ozioma, for alleged infidelity.
The apology came a day after a woman only identified as African Doll accused him of impregnating and abandoning her.
The gospel singer announced to his fans that he would be taking a break from his ministry to focus on restoration and forgiveness.
During the public debate over the alleged infidelity, he removed himself from public spaces by deactivating his social media platforms but later returned.
The circumstances of his death are still unknown, but it was reported that he collapsed in his home on Friday morning.