Sammie Okposo

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Sammie Okposo
Birth nameSammie Okposo
Born (1971-05-30) May 30, 1971 (age 47)
GenresGospel
Occupation(s)Music producer, psalmist, entertainment consultant
Years active1992–present
LabelsZamar Entertainment

Sammie Okposo (born 30 May 1971) is a Nigerian gospel artist. He is a music producer, psalmist, entertainment consultant and the CEO of Zamar Entertainment.[1] In April 2018, he won the Best of Africa award at the SABC Crown Music Awards.[2]

Music career[edit]

Okposo's music career started in 1992 when he joined the Nigerian movie industry as a sound track producer and later ventured into full music production.[3] He is credited for producing hit songs for the biggest names in the Nigerian music scene.[4][not in citation given]

Okposo is a United Nations Youth Ambassador for World Peace.[citation needed]

In 2000 he released his debut album, titled Unconditional Love.[5][not in citation given] The hit track of the album, "Welu Welu", gained a lot of local and international popularity. In 2004, Okposo was invited to perform at the Martin Luther King Day and July 4th Independence day Celebration respectively by the American ambassador to Nigeria.[6][not in citation given]

Okposo with his 12 piece band "D X Generation" are labelled as one of the most electrifying and inspiring groups in Africa.[citation needed] He is also the convener of the Sammie Okposo Praise Party (SOPP) live concerts, which have been held in various cities including Lagos, Abuja and London.

His latest album, The Statement, was co-produced by ten-time Grammy Award-winning producer Kevin Bond.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Sammie Okposo is married to Ozioma Sammie Okposo.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Take A Tour Of Sammie Okposo's Zamar Entertainment Studio - SelahAfrik". SelahAfrik. 2015-08-06. Retrieved 2017-08-14.
  2. ^ "Nigeria's Sammy Okposo Wins S. African Gospel Award". allAfrica.com. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  3. ^ Duru, Anthonia (2015-08-13). "Nigeria: Sammie Okposo – Role Model With Multiple Honours". Daily Independent (Lagos). Retrieved 2017-08-14.
  4. ^ "Sammie Okposo Gets International Record Deal ,moves Into Lekki Mansion". Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  5. ^ Solanke, Abiola. "Sammie Okposo postpones fifth studio album SWAG release date". Retrieved 2017-08-14.
  6. ^ "Sammie Okposo celebrates Birthday with New Single "Oghene Doh" featuring Jonathan Nelson". BellaNaija. Retrieved 2017-08-14.
  7. ^ "Sammie Okposo Blows Hot on Fellow Gospel Singers". Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Sammie Okposo's African Fashion Game Is Strong In New Photos". Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  9. ^ "'My wife is very romantic but clingy' – Sammie Okposo". Nigerian Celebrity News + Latest Entertainment News. 2013-11-27. Retrieved 2017-08-14.