Sammie Okposo Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Death, Net Worth, And Career

Sammie Okposo Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Death, Net Worth, And Career

The Nigerian Christian entertainer Sammy Okposo was a psalmist, a music producer, and the CEO of Zamar Entertainment.

In 2004, he released his debut album, Addicted. Okposo has collaborated with many other artists in the gospel and soul music fields, including famous gospel singer Marvellous Odiete on “Follow You,” has performed regularly in Africa, Europe, and North America, and has curated an SOPP concert series (Sammie Okposo Praise Party). In 2018, a Grammy Winner, Kevin, produced his most recent album, The Statement.


Real NameSammie Okposo
Also Known asSam Okposo
OccupationGospel Music Composer and singer
Age (Died Novemeber 25, 2022)51 Years Old.
Birthdate30th May 1971
BirthplaceDelta State, the South region of Nigeria.
Current ResidenceDelta State, the South region of Nigeria.
Zodiac SignTaurus
Net Worth$2 million USD
Alma materLocal High School
Height5 feet 10 inches

Early Life

Sammie Okposo (30 May 1971 – 25 November 2022) was a Nigerian gospel artist. Being a young man growing up, his father had always wanted him to be an accountant cos he felt he could do better in that profession.

On the hand, Sammy showed interest in music at the age of nine. That time he started playing the piano for his local church at age ten and began experiencing the exhilaration that comes with doing what you are supposed to do.


Sammie Okposo is Zamar Entertainment’s CEO and a Gospel singer, music producer, psalmist, and entertainment consultant.

After learning primary music skills, he began his production career in 1992, joining the Nigerian film industry as a soundtrack producer, eventually branching out into music production.

Sammie Okposo

He became a voice in Nigeria’s Gospel music in the year 2000 when he released his debut album, ‘Unconditional Love,’ which included the hit single ‘Welu-Welu,’ propelling him limelight locally and internationally.

Not just that, Sammie Okposo has defied expectations by becoming not only an international, multiple award-winning gospel artist in Nigeria but also performing on stages with international and local Gospel artists such as Kirk Franklin, Donnie Mcclurkin, Fred Hammond, Deitrick Haddon, Jonathan Nelson, Israel Houghton, Micah Stampley, Maxi Priest, Shaggy, Missy Elliot, Benjamin Dube, Judith Sephuma, Sonnie Badu, Uche Double-Double, Lionel Peterson, Angelique Kidjo, Koff.

Also, he has performed at world-class conferences such as the Martin Luther King Day celebration and the Independence Day celebration on July 4.

For ten years, Sammie had been a Glo Ambassador before becoming a United Nations Peace Ambassador.


  • Artiste of the year at the Crystal Awards
  • Album of the year (The Statement) Crystal Awards
  • Grass root ambassador of the year (Real Soccerfest and CAN)
  • Trailblazer award (African Gospel Music Awards U.K)
  • Best male Christian artiste (Pastor Bimbo Odukoya foundation awards)
  • Positive impact awards (Inside Out media awards)
  • Best music video producer (Nigerian Music Video Awards)
  • God zone award for excellence in entertainment (GOD ZONE Awards)
  • Best contemporary Gospel Artiste (Nigerian Music Awards)
  • Best Gospel Video (Nigerian Music Video Awards)
  • Gospel artist of the year (Nigeria Entertainment Awards, New York)
  • Best Male Gospel Artist in Africa (Kora Awards, South Africa)
  • Best Sound and Music Score – Amazing Grace (Nigeria Movie Awards)
  • Gospel Artist of the year (Nigeria Music Awards)
  • Best Gospel Artiste in English (Afro Hollywood Awards UK)
  • Artist of the year (Teen Choice Awards)
  • Best remix Album (CNA Awards)
  • Best Male contemporary gospel Artiste in Nigeria (Amen Awards)
  • Best Male Gospel Artiste in Africa Nominee (Kora Awards, South Africa)
  • Gospel Artiste of the year (Power of Music and Praise Awards)
  • Best contemporary gospel Artiste (Power of Music and Praise Awards)
  • Best Gospel Artiste Amen Awards, Nigeria
  • Best Sound Track (The Movie Awards, Nigeria)
  • Best Sound Track (The Movie Awards, Nigeria)
  • Best Sound Track (The Movie Awards, Nigeria)
  • Best Sound Track (The Movie Awards, Nigeria)
  • Most Promising Male Artiste (Fame Music Awards)

Personal life and death

Sammie Okposo, a gospel singer, and Welu Welu crooner has reportedly died. According to reports, the music producer collapsed and died on Friday morning. He was 51 years old.

Okposo made headlines earlier this year when he publicly apologized to his wife, Ozioma, for cheating on her with another woman in America. READ IT HERE.

In the apology which was shared on his Instagram page, the singer lamented over the incident which he noted happened in 2021.

The singer further stated that the development has seen him step aside from ministerial work until “full restoration.” The cause of his death is unknown.

Sammie Okposo’s daughter finally speaks about his death

Alula Okposo, the daughter of gospel singer Sammie Okposo, has publicly mourned her father’s death, calling it “shocking.”

Alula Okposo said in an Instagram post on Monday in response to her father’s shocking death that the truth still feels like a blank piece of paper, but she knows her father is ‘jamming’ with the angels in heaven.

She wrote: “The real truth is I feel like a blank sheet of paper, just waiting for the different strokes from the paint brushes.

“God knows best because I know you’re definitely jamming with the angels; changing it for them.”

This is a coming days after Sammie Okposo, aged 51, died in his sleep on Friday morning, November 25.

Net Worth

Sammie Okposo was formerly one of the Top 10 richest male gospel musicians in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars.

People Also Ask for FAQs

Who is Sammie Okposo?

Sammie was a Nigerian Gospel singer who died on 25th November 2022.

Is Sammie Okposo dead?

Yes, The Gospel singer Sammie died on 25th November 2022.

Who is Sammie Okposo’s wife?

His wife name is Ozy Okposo (Ozioma).

How old is Sammie Okposo’s wife?

His wife appears to be in her late 40s.

Who is Sammie Okposo’s father?

His father’s name is Pastor Paul Adefarasan

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