Popular Nigerian gospel singer Sammie Okposo is dead.
mNaija reports that the Wellu Wellu master, as he is fondly called slumped on Friday morning and died.
Okposo was also a music producer, psalmist, and CEO of Zamar Entertainment.
He released his first album Addicted in 2004.
He bagged multiple awards including KORA Best Gospel Artiste in Africa (2006), Crown SABC Best of African Gospel (2014), Afro Hollywood UK Best Gospel Artiste (2005), NEA Best Gospel Artiste of the Year (2007&2013), and NMA Best Contemporary Gospel Artiste among others.
The singer was in the eye of the storm in January when he offered a public apology to his wife, Ozioma for alleged infidelity.
The apology came a day after a lady, known only as African Doll, accused him of impregnating and abandoning her.
In the heat of the public conversation on the alleged infidelity, he removed himself from public spaces by deactivating his social media platforms but returned later.
Okposo in the apology which was shared on his Instagram account lamented over the incident which he noted happened in 2021.
The Gospel singer further stated that the development has seen him step aside from ministerial work until “full restoration”.
The apology reads, “Dear Friends, I need to bring a very unfortunate incident to your attention as I am not proud of it but know that this is the right thing to do.
“On my recent trip to the USA (Late 2021), I got intimately involved with a lady, knowing that this was not appropriate as a married man and a minister of the gospel. I am ashamed and regret my actions as it has caused a lot of pain to my dear wife, Ozioma, my family and me.
“As I work in making peace with God, repenting and asking for His forgiveness, 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.”