Sammie Okposo to be buried on Dec. 15


The remains of the late gospel singer, Sammie Okposo, will be laid to rest on December 15 in a private ceremony. This was part of the plans of his family as they released the burial arrangements yesterday.

A tribute night will be held for him on Tuesday, December 13 in Lagos State, followed by a service of songs on Wednesday.

Christianity Nigeria had reported that the late "Wellu Wellu" singer, as Okposo is fondly called, died on November 25 in Lagos. According to his management, he died in his sleep.

In an interview with The Punch, Hillary Vincent, Okposo's project manager said, “It is not true that Sammie slumped and died. That report is false. At the right time, the family will set the records straight. But I can tell you authoritatively that he did not slump. Rather, he just did not wake up from his sleep.

“As regards the funeral arrangements, the details will be made known by the family. But right now, they are still in grief and mourning the departed singer."

Also, the organisers of the Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards have renamed a category, 'Best Soundtrack in a Movie', after the late gospel singer. According to the organisers, this change was made to honour his memory.

Speaking on the decision, the convener of the award, Seun Oloketuyi said, “Sammie Okposo, in his lifetime, was a force, and he did a lot for the growth of gospel music in Nigeria and beyond. We are not a music award, but we feel the need to honour him in some way.

"This was what inspired us to rename the Best Soundtrack category after him. His loss will be felt by all, and this is just a way to immortalise him.”

The convener of "The Experience", Nigeria's biggest gospel music concert, Pastor Paul Adefarasin, also honored the memory of Okposo at the event on Friday, December 2.

Adefarasin said, “I will like you to stand on your feet for one minute as we observe a moment of silence for a legend in gospel music who passed away about a week ago. I speak of a man who graced this platform many times over the last 17 years who has entered the golden and pearly gates of glory. None other than minister Sammie Okposo now of blessed memory.

“Would you please join me in your thoughts and prayers. Consider his wife Ozioma and his daughter as we observe a moment of silence for Sammie Okposo.”

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