I feel blank after his death, says late Sammie Okposo’s daughter

Alula, the daughter of late gospel singer Sammie Okposo, has disclosed that losing her father to the cold hands of death has left her feeling “blank.”

Alula made this known in an Instagram post on Monday in her first write up on the social media platform since her father’s death broke two weeks ago.

Recall that Pageone had reported that Sammie died on November 25 at the age of 51.

Alula said, “The real truth is I feel like a blank sheet of paper …. just waiting for the different strokes from the paint brushes.”

She continued, “God knows best because I know your definitely jamming with the angels, changing it for them, letting them know say Na your voice bad pass … anyways make we leave the story for the writer. BIG LOVE My G, RIP.”

On Monday, the Okposo family had announced the funeral arrangements of the gospel singer.

A tribute night will be held for him on Tuesday, December 13 in Lagos State, followed by a service of songs on Wednesday.

The funeral service for Sammie will take place on December 15 and will be private affair.

His manager, Hillary Vincent, had opened up to newsmen that the singer died in his sleep as against earlier speculations that he slumped.

Vincent had said, “It is not true that Sammie slumped and died. That report is false. At the right time, the family will set the records straight. But, I can tell you authoritatively that he did not slump. Rather, he just did not wake up from his sleep.”

Sammie Okposo started his music career as a soundtrack producer for Nollywood in 1992. He was well-known at that time in the small circle of Nollywood actors and producers.

He later began to get more career flashpoints when he started the Sammie Okposo Praise Party, a platform that brought many up-and-coming Nigerian gospel artistes into the scene.

The Niger Delta-born music star was known for emboldening the gospel music scene by taking his music away from the quiet confines of the church.

He released his first album Unconditional Love in 2000.


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