Ace gospel singer, Sammie Okposo, is dead.
The singer was said to have slumped and died on Friday morning, He was 51 and is survived by wife and children.
His project manager, Hillary Vincent, also confirmed the news via phone call.
Responding to inquiries by The Punch he said, “Yes it’s true. It happened this morning.”
Vincent, however, declined further comments on the singer’s demise as he did not disclose the cause of the death.
However, unverified sources on the Internet stated that the singer slumped before he was pronounced dead.
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The Wellu Wellu master, as he was fondly called, was an internationally-recognised music producer, psalmist, and CEO of Zamar Entertainment.
Sammie Okposo started his music career as a soundtrack producer for Nollywood in 1992. He was well-known at that time in the small circle of Nollywood actors and producers.
He later began to get more career flashpoints when he started the Sammie Okposo Praise Party, a platform that brought many up-and-coming Nigerian gospel artistes into the scene.
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The Niger Delta-born music star was known for emboldening the gospel music scene by taking his music away from the quiet confines of the church.
He released his first album Unconditional Love in 2000.
Also in a statement signed by one Hecter Okposo, the family did not reveal the cause of Sammie’s death.
It read, “It is with a heavy heart but with total submission to God that I announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, Minister of God, Sammie Okposo.
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“Sammie slept and went to be with the Lord on the morning of Friday, November 25, 2022.
“More details about the burial will be communicated soon.
“We are consoled because we know that he is with Jesus singing with angels. We kindly request that the family is allowed to grieve peacefully at this time.”
Mr Sammie Okposo made headlines in early 2022 after he publicly apologized to his wife, Ozioma for cheating on her with another lady in the US.