Nigerian Gospel Artists who have died in 2022
Mp3bullet.ng covers the Nigerian Gospel artists who died in 2022.
The Nigerian Gospel Music industry has seen its fair share of both extremely excellent and heartbreakingly bad news in 2022, especially with the death of its artists.
There are few things sadder than hearing about a death, and recently Nigerians were given some heartbreaking news from the gospel music industry.
We will pay tribute to the three deceased gospel artists we lost in 2022. Here they are without further ado.
Osinachi Nwachukwu, most known for her vocals on songs such as “Ekwueme,” “The Cry,” “God of Power (Ikem),” and others, died earlier this year, and her death was one of the most talked about in the country.
On April 8, 2022, the singer passed away at the age of 42. It was stated at the time of her death that she passed away after battling an unspecified illness. Her husband soon after claimed that lung cancer was the cause of death.
Then Osinachi’s elder sister Favour Made came out to say:
She did not die of cancer. The husband, Mr Peter Nwachukwu hit her with his leg on the chest. All these while, he had been beating her but my sister hid all that she was passing through from us. Before now, we told her to come out of the marriage, we told her that they are not divorcing, that it’s just separation. But she felt that God is against divorce. We told her that separation is not a sin but just for her to stay alive and take care of her children. She will always tell us to relax that the man will change.
So, when the man kicked her on the chest, she fell down and he took her to the hospital but he did not even tell us. It was her friend who lives in Ebonyi state that called her twin sister, because Osinachi has a twin sister, to ask, ‘did your sister tell you that Peter hit her on the chest? the sister then told her no. It was the hitting on the chest that killed her.
Her husband, Peter Nwachukwu, denies the accusation saying:
Let me tell the whole world, I have suffered a lot. I have been abandoned. What killed my wife was cancer of the lungs; I didn’t hit my wife. Cancer of the lungs killed my wife, Osinachi Nwachukwu, so I’m suffering for what I do not know
Osinachi Nwachukwu is survived by 4 children.
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The second and youngest person on the list today is Chinedu Nwadike. The gifted vocalist, who wrote songs like “Chi Anyi Di” and “Jesus Kwue Okwu,” tragically passed away on June 3, 2022, at the age of 39.
He died after a lengthy fight with chronic renal illness, and his wife and three children survive him.
Sammie Okposo was the man behind gospel classics including “Welu Welu,” “Naija Praise,” “Na Only You I Know,” “Jehovah Idi Ebube,” and many more. Many of his songs continue to this day to be a staple of praise and worship services in most churches across the nation.
It was announced on November 25, 2022, that legendary musician Sammie Okposo had died a few days after being brought to a hospital for treatment of an undisclosed illness. The singer passed away at the age of 51, leaving behind his wife, Ozioma Okposo, and his children.