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Gospel singer Sammie Okposo dies at 51

Nigerian ace gospel singer, Sammie Okposo, is dead.

The singer died on Friday morning, at the age of 51.

His project manager, Hillary Vincent, confirmed the news to journalists.

Responding to inquiries, 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.

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However, unverified sources on the Internet stated that the singer slumped before he was pronounced dead.

The Wellu Wellu master, as he was fondly called, was an internationally-recognized music producer, psalmist, and CEO of Zamar Entertainment.

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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.

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 Addicted in 2004.

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