President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the demise of popular Nigerian gospel singer, Sammie Okposo.
Naija News reported earlier that Okposo slumped and died on Friday morning.
Colleagues in the music industry, fans, Christian communities, and entertainers have been sending their condolences to the family of the deceased since the sad news broke on the internet.
Joining the host of others in sympathizing with the family of the deceased, President Buhari in a condolence message issued by his media aide, Femi Adesina, said the singer’s death on Friday left many in Nigeria and across the world severely shocked.
Buhari commiserated with the Christian community, particularly Okposo’s colleagues in gospel music and the younger generation, who had over the years identified with his elevating style of praise and worship.
The president noted 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.
The Nigerian leader prayed for the repose of the musician’s soul, urging the family to find solace in his investments of love.