President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Nigerians in mourning popular gospel singer, Sammie Okposo, who died on Friday.
The singer who is popular for his hit single ‘Wellu Wellu’ and his vocal prowess on stage slumped and died in the early hours of Friday.
He was 51 when he joined his ancestors in the great beyond.
Reacting, Buhari commiserated with the Christian community in a statement issued through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari sympathises with family, friends, and professional associates of renowned gospel singer, Sammie Okposo, whose demise on Friday left many in Nigeria and across the world severely shocked.
“President Buhari commiserates with the Christian community, particularly Okposo’s colleagues in gospel music and the younger generation, who have over the years identified with his elevating style of praise and worship.
“The President notes the unique platform of worship created by Okposo, Okposo Praise Party, his creative contributions to the Nigerian film industry, Nollywood, and the inspiring role he played in grooming talents and mentoring them to stardom.
“President Buhari prays for the repose of the musician’s soul, urging the family to find solace in his investments of love.”