Sammie Okposo (born May 30, 1971) is an international gospel artist from Nigeria. He is also a music producer, psalmist, and CEO of Zamar Entertainment. In 2004, he released his debut record, “Addicted.” He has worked with numerous different musicians in the gospel and soul music genres. He co-wrote the song “Follow You” with well-known gospel vocalist Marvellous Odiete. He has also routinely performed in Africa, Europe, and North America. He also curates a concert series called SOPP (Sammie Okposo Praise Party). “The Statement,” his most recent album, was produced by Grammy-winning Kevin Bond in 2018.
Sammie Okposo Biography
30 May 1971
Delta State, Nigeria
Delta State, Nigeria
singer, psalmist, Instrumentalist
Early Life and Education
Sammie Okposo was born on May 30th, 1971 in Delta State, in the south-southern part of Nigeria. He is also from the popular Ijaw tribe. When he was younger, his father pushed him to seek a profession in accounting. But his love for music really got going when he started playing the piano at the age of nine and felt the high that comes from doing his job well.
His producing career began formally in 1992 when he entered the Nigerian film industry as a soundtrack producer before branching out into music production. He completely rocked the music industry in 2000 when he released his debut album, “Unconditional Love,” which featured the hit song “Welu-Welu,” propelling him past local notoriety and onto the world stage.
Sammie has defied expectations of what is typically possible for gospel performers, performing on stages alongside Donnie Mcclurkin, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Deitrick Haddon, Jonathan Nelson, Micah Stampley, Maxi Priest, Shaggy, Missy Elliot, Benjamin Dube, Judith Sephuma, Sonnie Badu, Uche Double-Double, Lionel Peterson, Angelique Kidjo, and Koffi, in addition to winning multiple national and international awards.
He has performed on important occasions, including the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration and the July 4th holiday celebration. He served as a Glo Ambassador for ten years before becoming a UN Peacekeeping Ambassador.
He is married to Ozioma Sammie Okposo, and the marriage is blessed with children. His marriage came to a bleak end in the early part of 2022 when he was accused of infidelity and impregnating a woman outside his marriage.
On January 24, 2022, Sammie Okposo apologised to his wife Ozioma publicly on his Instagram profile. The woman, who only went by the name African Doll, had accused him of impregnating her and leaving her the day before. The gospel performer informed his audience that he would be taking a break from his ministry in order to concentrate on healing and asking for forgiveness. He originally removed his social media accounts, but a few days later, he added them again.
Controversies With Kate Henshaw
In an interview, Kate Henshaw revealed that Sammie Okposo was abusive during their relationship, and the singer was accused of beating and even breaking her ankle. She revealed that he claimed to love her, but he was fond of beating her severally.
- Unconditional Love (Welu Welu Reloaded) (2000)
- Addicted (2004)
- No More Drama (2006)
- The Statement (2012)
- S. W. A. G (Saved with Amazing Grace) (2017)
- Oghenne Do
- Chukwu Ebube
- High Love
- A Marvellous Thing
- Naija Praise
- Let Peace Reign.
- Unconditional Love
- Lift Me
- Jawa Chineke
- I Go Make Am
- Come And Dance
- Big God
- God Can
- Mighty God
- Because Of You
- Welu Welu
Awards and Nominations
|1994||Fame Music Awards||Most Promising Male Artiste||Won|
|1997||The Movie Awards, Nigeria||Best Sound Track||Won|
|1998||The Movie Awards, Nigeria||Best Sound Track||Won|
|1999||The Movie Awards, Nigeria||Best Sound Track||Won|
|2000||The Movie Awards, Nigeria||Best Sound Track||Won|
|2001||Amen Awards, Nigeria||Best Gospel Artiste||Won|
|2002||Power of Music and Praise Awards||Best contemporary gospel Artiste||Won|
|2002||Power of Music and Praise Awards||Gospel Artiste of the year||Won|
|2003||Kora Awards, South Africa||Best Male Gospel Artiste in Africa||Nominated|
|2005||Amen Awards||Best Male contemporary gospel Artiste in Nigeria||Won|
|2005||CNA Awards||Best remix Album||Won|
|2005||Teen Choice Awards||Artist of the year||Won|
|2006||Afro Hollywood Awards UK||Best Gospel Artiste in English||Won|
|2006||Nigeria Movie Awards||Gospel Artist of the year||Won|
|2006||Nigeria Movie Awards||Best Sound and Music Score [Amazing Grace]||Won|
|2006||Kora Awards, South Africa||Best Male Gospel Artist in African||Won|
|2007||Nigeria Entertainment Awards, New York||Gospel artist of the year||Won|
|2008||Nigerian Music Video Awards||Best Gospel Video||Won|
|2008||Nigerian Music Awards||Best contemporary Gospel Artiste||Won|
|2010||God zone award||Excellence in Entertainment||Won|
|2011||Nigerian Music Video Awards||Best music video producer||Won|
|2012||Inside Out media awards||Positive impact awards||Won|
|2012||Pastor Bimbo Odukoya foundation awards||Best male Christian artiste||Won|
|2012||African Gospel Music Awards U.K||Trailblazer award||Won|
|2012||Real Soccerfest and CAN||Grass root ambassador of the year||Won|
|2013||Crystal Awards, Nigeria||Album of the year (The Statement)||Won|
|2013||Crystal Awards, Nigeria||Artiste of the year||Won|
|2013||Nigeria Entertainment Awards, New York City||Best Gospel Artist||Won|
|2013||Gospel Music Awards, Nigeria||Best Indigenous/Traditional Song Nigeria||Won|
|2013||Gospel Music Awards, Nigeria||Album of the year||Won|
|2013||Nigeria Gospel Music Awards, Nigeria||Artiste of the year||Won|
|2014||Africa Gospel Music Awards (UK)||Music Video of the Year (Who Tell You Say)||Won|
|2014||SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards (SA)||Best of Africa Gospel||Won|
|2014||NMVA Nigerian Music Video Awards||Best Gospel Music Video (Who Tell You Say)||Won|
|2015||African Entertainment Legend Awards||Gospel Artiste of the year||Won|
|2015||The Beatz Awards||Best Music Producer||Won|
|2015||The Beatz Awards||Best Afro High life Artiste||Won|
|2015||Trumpet gospel music awards South Africa||Best worship song||Won|
|2016||Trumpet gospel music awards South Africa||Best worship song||Won|
|2016||Atlanta Georgia USA-Trail Blaizer Award||Best of African gospel awards||Won|
|2017||African Gospel Music and Media Awards, UK (AGMMA Awards)||Male Artiste of the year||Won|
Sammie Okposo Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
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