Sammie Okposo, a well-known Nigerian gospel musician, was formally buried at a private cemetery in Ikoyi on Thursday following a church service. The ceremony was officiated by the lead pastor of The L.O.G.I.C. (Love Of God In Christ) Church, Flourish Peters, and the senior pastor of House on the Rock, Paul Adefarasin.
Coworkers, family, and friends attended Mr. Okposo’s funeral after his untimely death on November 25. The Outing Service at The Logic Church in Lekki, Lagos, concluded the week-long funeral rites on Sunday. The performer was well-known for his live Sammie Okposo Praise Party (S.O.P.P.) performances. Days before his unexpected death, he hosted the final program in November.
His top-charting single, “Welu Welu,” became very well-known domestically and abroad and received a ton of airplay. The American embassy to Nigeria requested Okposo to play at the celebrations of Martin Luther King Day and the Fourth of July in 2004. A lot of tears were shed at the internment ceremony. As people placed flowers at the late singer’s graveside, his wife, Ozioma, led the way. She assisted in performing the ritual of dumping earth, clearly shaken.
His pal, gospel singer Nikki Laoye, also placed a wreath on the Okposo’s final resting place. Pastor Adefarasin referred to his influence as incalculable while preaching at the Okposo’s Service of Songs on Wednesday at the House on the Rock Church.