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Sammie Okposo Biography, Career, Awards, And Cause Of Death



The death of Nigerian gospel singer, Sammie Okposo, shocked everyone on November 25th, 2022, simply because the 51-year-old Nigerian singer had been in the News a few times in the previous few months and no one knew he had any health issues.

Confirming the News of his death, many fans and colleagues have gone online to express their condolences and pray for the singer.


Sammie Okposo’s life can be described as that of an accomplished man because he was dedicated to his craft, devoted to the church, and won several awards throughout his career.

Daily News 24 brings you some of which you need to know about his career, awards, scandal, and cause of death.




Sammie Okposo has a career as an international gospel artist. His work and reputation precede him, having performed throughout Africa, Europe, and North America, and working with Grammy-winning producer, Kevin Bond.

Sammie Okposo was known all over as a seasoned music producer and singer who has worked with several gospel artists as well as soul music artists, including Marvellous Odiete on ‘Follow You,’ and became popular for his hit song ‘Unconditional Love – Welu Welu,’ released in 2000.

He was also the CEO of Zamar Entertainment, a company that takes pride in providing its audience with the best in African gospel and inspirational music.


S.W.A.G. – Saved With Amazing Grace, Addicted, No More Drama, Unconditional Love – Welu Welu, and The Statement are some of his songs.


Sammie Okposo has a plethora of awards to show for his years of work in the gospel industry. He received numerous awards, including the Movies Award, Amen Awards, and Kora Awards.


Here is a list of awards he was recorded to have won in his lifetime.

  • Fame Music Awards – 1994
  • The Movie Awards, Nigeria – 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Amen Awards, Nigeria – 2001, 2005
  • Power of Music and Praise Awards – 2002
  • CNA Awards – 2005
  • Teen Choice Awards – 2005
  • Afro Hollywood Awards UK – 2006
  • Kora Awards, South Africa – 2006
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards, New York – 2007, 2013
  • Nigerian Music . Awards – 2008, 2011
  • God Zone award – 2010
  • African Gospel Music Awards U.K – 2012, 2014
  • SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards (SA) – 2014
  • African Entertainment Legend Awards – 2015
  • Atlanta Georgia USA-Trail Blazer Award – 2016
  • African Gospel Music and Media Awards, UK (AGMMA Awards) – 2017

The Cause Of Death

The manager of the 51-year-old gospel singer confirmed the News of his death in a Punch report about his death. Despite the manager’s refusal to comment further on the situation, unconfirmed sources claimed that the singer slumped and died before arriving at the hospital, implying that the cause of death was a heart condition.

Several social media sites have claimed that Sammie Okposo has been hypertensive for some time, with reports circulating of him reminiscing about nearly dying on his way back to Lagos from London a few weeks ago.



Some of Sammie Okposo’s songs remain some of the songs that bring back memories for those who enjoy music. He was a fantastic singer, and his legacy will live on.

Read More on Seven Evergreen Songs of Sammie Okposo here


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