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Popular Nigerian gospel artiste Sammie Okposo is dead

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The singer who had earlier this year been involved in an adultery scandal is reported to have died at the hospital this morning.

According to reports, he was receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment and hopes were high for his recovery after showing positive signs of building up strength.

His condition, however, deteriorated this morning when he slumped and died at the hospital.

The singer is survived by his wife, Ozioma.

Sammie Okposo is a multiple award-winning Nigerian gospel artiste, music and video producer.

He was born on May 20, 1971 and hails from Delta state, South-South Nigeria.

The popular singer who was United Nations Youth Ambassador’s death comes months after he was embroiled in an adultery scandal in January.

At the time, ‘Wellu Wellu’ hitmaker, in a lengthy Instagram post urged Nigerians to pray for him after publicly admitting that he cheated on his wife when he travelled to the US in 2021.

“To my wife, Ozioma, I am sincerely sorry I put you through this shameful and embarrassing situation. I broke your trust and disappointed you. Your forgiveness of my moral failure and poor judgment is important to me. I pray I will eventually be able to build back the trust and confidence every single day for the rest of my life,” he appealed.

The Delta State-born singer went on to announce that he’ll be taking a break from the ministry’s work to seek restoration.

“I am suspending myself from all ministry work until full restoration as this is what is proper and what I know I owe God and His people,” he added.

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