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Photos: Sammie Okposo Buried Amidst Tears In Lagos
The remains of gospel singer Sammie Okposo was laid to rest today amidst tears in Lagos.
Naija News earlier reported that the funeral rites of the singer, who died on November 25, 2022, kick-started with the Farewell Praise Party (S.O.P.P.) which was held at La Madison Place in Oniru, Lagos.
The gospel act who was 51 years as at the time of his death was buried at a private cemetery at Ikoyi after a Church service.
Dr Flourish Peters the Lead Pastor at The L.O.G.I.C (Love Of God In Christ) Church and Pastor Paul Adefarasin of House on the Rock ministered at the service.
Friends, family members and relatives of the late singer donned white attire to witness the burial.
A line up of activities were held in his honor.
Sammie Okposo Honoured In Death
Meanwhile, in honour of the memory of the ace gospel artiste, the organizers of the Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards have renamed the best Soundtrack in the movie category after the late ‘Wellu Wellu’ singer, who in his lifetime was described as a general in God’s army and took the gospel beyond the church.
The organizers announced the last-minute change to make the 2022 edition, which was held on Saturday, December 3, in Owerri, Imo State, a truly memorable one.
“Sammie Okposo in his lifetime was a force, and he did a lot for the growth of gospel music in Nigeria and beyond. We are not a music award, but we feel the need to honour him in some way.
This was what inspired us to rename the best soundtrack category after him. His loss will be felt, but all this is just a way to immortalize him,” BON Award founder, Seun Ololetuyi noted.