Weeping as Sammie Okposo is laid to rest in Lagos
Nikki Laoye, others in tears as Sammie Okposo is laid to rest in Lagos
Tears as Sammie Okposo is buried in Lagos
On Thursday, when Sammie Okposo, a well-known gospel singer and the CEO of Zamar Entertainment, was laid to rest in Lagos, there were tears and weeping from relatives and friends.
On November 25, the singer passed away at the age of 51. His manager claims that despite rumours to the contrary that he slumped and passed away, he slept and did not wake up.
A video obtained by Mp3bullet.ng showed the moment Okposo was laid to rest, with relatives and friends paying their last respects.
The 51-year-old was laid to rest at a private cemetery in Ikoyi on December 15 following a church service.
Paul Adefarasin, senior pastor of House on the Rock, and Dr. Flourish Peters, lead pastor of The L.O.G.I.C (Love Of God In Christ) Church, presided over the event.
Sammie Okposo’s coworkers and friends, including Nollywood actor Segun Arinze and gospel singer Nikki Laoye, who was unable to contain her tears as Sammie was placed into the earth, attended the burial.
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A night of tributes had previously been held for the singer at La Madison Place, Oniru, Lagos, on Tuesday, with fellow singers Tope Alabi and Timi Dakolo performing.
Okposo broke into the limelight with his first single ‘Welu Welu’, which was on his first album, ‘Unconditional Love’.
He followed the single with more successful songs like ‘Na only you’ which was part of the ‘No More Drama’ album.
While Tope sang a farewell and worship song, Mike led the choir in high praise.
Music artist Timi Dakolo and comedian Akpororo also performed at the event.