Shocking! Ace gospel singer Sammie Okpo dies at 51
The news of the death of ace gospel singer, Sammie Okposo, has been received with shock by members of the public.
JustNews reports the singer died on Friday morning. He was 51.
His aid, Hillary Vincent, confirmed the news to our correspondent via phone call.
Unconfirmed reports say the singer slumped before he was pronounced dead.
The Wellu Wellu master, as he was fondly called, was an internationally-recignised music producer, psalmist, and CEO of Zamar Entertainment.
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.