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Tears As Friends, Colleagues Pay Last Tribute To Sammie Okposo During Praise Party In Lagos





A Praise Party Industry Tribute Night was held on Tuesday in honor of late gospel artist, Sammie Okposo at La Madison Place, Oniru, Lagos state.

The party was part of the event planned to bid a final farewell to the ‘Welu Welu’ singer who died on November 25.

The singer’s wife, Ozioma broke down in tears when a video collection of late Sammie’s beautiful and funny moments was played before the audience.

Gospel artists who have been impacted by the last singer were also allotted time to pay their tributes.

Pastor John Hannah from Chicago, United States, saluted Sammie, saying, “To Ozioma, death is not always easy. To the family, be encouraged. I will miss him.”

Kevin Bond, a producer based in the US said in a live video that it was through Sammie that he first touched down in Nigeria. “My family here knows his music. Listen, we lost a great one,” he said.

Byron Cage, a renown gospel artist in the US , appreciated Sammie for impacting his life and Music.

“We got a chance to travel through out Africa and Europe. Till we meet again my brother and thank God our paths crossed,” Cage said.

Other renowned gospel artists in the US like Jonathan Nelson,Phil Thompson blessed the memories they shared with the late singer.

Leading Nigerian gospel artist, Sinach, after reading a Bible verse to the audience, promised to stand with the deceased family.

I want to say that God is faithful, no matter what. Sammie was amazing to our family. We love you Ozy,” Sinach said.

Chukwuani Victoria is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist who's passionate about storytelling with years of experience in the industry. She holds a BSC in Biology and also obtained a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba, Lagos. She likes to read, research, hang out with her friends and play scrabbles.