Ace gospel singer, Sammie Okposo, is dead.
The singer, it was gathered, died on Friday morning at the age of 51.
His project manager, Hillary Vincent, confirmed the sad news.
Vincent said, “Yes it’s true. It happened this morning.”
He, however, declined further comments on the singer’s demise as he did not disclose the cause of the death.
However, unverified sources on the Internet stated that the singer slumped before he was pronounced dead.
The Wellu Wellu master, as he was fondly called, was an internationally-recignised music producer, psalmist, and CEO of Zamar Entertainment.
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 Addicted in 2004.
PHOTOS: Royalty meets beauty as Aare Adams ties the knot with delectable Joy
Be a person of the people and only the best things in life will come your way. That was the beautiful experience of the Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, on Saturday, December 9, 2023, when the Yoruba generalisimo tied the knot with his delectable wife, Joy.
The private ceremony at the bride’s home in Lagos was a beauty to behold as culture, royalty and tradition mixed in honor of a gentle warrior.
His Royal Majesty Oba Babatunde A. Nasiru Lawal Ogunronbi, the Ariwajoye/Akinlowo 1, Oba of Shasha kingdom, Lagos State, led the groom’s party.
MEET THE NEW AYINBA
Beauty, brilliance and calmness. These are few of the great qualities that truly capture the essence of Ayinba Joy Adams.
Ayinba Joy is the beautiful daughter of a revered Lagos-based architect, Chief Lucky Onojaife, who has been a great inspiration to the entire family.
A brief look at her face reveals great qualities that you can hardly ignore. And you begin to wonder how she was able to combine her beautiful, glowing skin, brilliance and calmness with her gentle mien and composure.
Whenever she is in a public place, she carries a mien and composure of a true queen.
Whether in or out of the public glare the young gem’s only signature is her beautiful, smiley face and calm nature.
That is why she easily attracts people’s favour and attention as she navigates her environment.
To her parents and to those that have had encounter with her, Ayinba Joy is a product of God’s grace and it is no doubt that the former Miss Delta had also been blessed by fate.
Her journey in life wasn’t accidental. It was a fulfillment of destiny that is measured with time.
Today, Ayinba Joy’s lofty dreams are gradually coming to reality and God had sealed the fate of this beautiful, young damsel in the most amazing manner.
SheI had both elementary and secondary school education in Lagos, at Queen Maris College.
She is a graduate of Physiology from Delta State University and she is presently studying for a Masters Degree.
Ayinba Joy Adams was a former Queen of Delta State. She also once held the prestigious Miss Delta and the most beautiful girl in Urhobo land in 2012.
That singular laurel had opened a window of opportunities for the young damsel, whose vision is to rule her world and make remarkable impact in the world.
Apart from her quality educational career, the beauty queen is always passionate about her career.
Ayinba Joy Adams is a lover of music. She loves music with passion, believing that music is the food of the soul.
She is a woman of great colour and her favourite colour is white and Brown.
The Delta-state born jewel is a strong-minded person-very bold and courageous and she is very focused on achieving whatever she sets her eyes on.
Her interest in entrepreneurship and business knows no bounds and she is always ready to impact lives with all the gifts that it has pleased God to bless her with.
Her major hobby is reading and watching movies.
Ayinba Joy is an indoor person and she takes pride in pursuing her dreams with passion.
See photos from the wedding
‘I’M SORRY’: Oladips apologizes to Nigerians over fake death report
Nigerian rapper, Oladipupo Oladimeji, better known as Oladips, has apologized to Nigerians for the false death news pulled by his management.
Oladips expressed “the confusion” and stressed that it was “not a prank,” noting that he was “very sick.”
In an interview with Naija FM in Lagos, Oladips said, “To Nigerians and my core followers, I will never play with people’s feelings like that. It was never a prank, I was sick sick, and I am sorry for the confusion, the false alarm, and everything. I take full responsibility.
“I’ll make sure I’m surrounded by professionals moving forward cause I believe that’s where the issue arose. I’ve gone through a lot, like having my manager steal from me and wish me dead. I eventually reached the point where my manager was no longer with me. It was just me and my boys.
“All I’m aiming to do at the moment is make sure the individuals I choose are professionals who understand what’s appropriate to do. No be person wey because he no hear from my mum, he feels like, ‘Ah! This guy done die.”
He claimed that his manager would not have put out such news if he was truly a qualified professional.
“That is why I said I take full responsibility. So, I’m sorry. Make una forgive me I beg,” he apologized.
On November 15, Oladips’ management announced that the artiste had passed away after battling personal struggles for over two years.
Shortly after, the management released the rapper’s 17-track album titled ‘Superhero Adugbo’.
Suspicions arose recently when Wavy, a longtime friend of Oladips, posted a video claiming “he is alive” with the rapper.
He further alleged that the rapper had faked his death and would return online if his album reached the top of the music charts.
On Thursday, a video of Oladips vibing to a song from his new album with his mother dancing in the background went viral.
The caption read, “orisa bi iya osi, proof of life”.
Oladips also addressed the videos and claims surrounding his alleged death stunt.
He called out another musician Qdot, and accused him of “misleading everyone” about his health struggle during the death controversy.
He also reprimanded other individuals purported to have spread claims that he has been healthy all the while.
Shortly after the statement, the rapper was thrust onto the receiving end of a heated social media backlash.
Many users on X questioned the rapper for calling out some people while leaving out others.
They quizzed Oladips for not blaming his managers who wrongly announced his death on Instagram.
Actress Bisola Badmus recounts battle with brain disease, says ‘It was tough’
Popular Yoruba actress, Bisola Badmus, has recounted her battle with with a brain disease called, Encephalopathy,
Encephalopathy refers to any disturbance of the brain’s functioning that leads to problems like confusion and memory loss, according to HealthDirect.
The actress described it as a ‘tough one’ that made her ‘stay away from social media’
Taking to her Instagram account on the occasion of her birthday, the thespian offered appreciation to God for seeing her through the illness.
“Over a year now I have been battling with health issues (Encephalopathy). I cannot even wish my enemy such illness. It was a tough one indeed that made me stay away from social media,” Bisola Badmus wrote.
” In between, I lost my precious mother. Unquestionable God, I thank you for everything particularly for me to witness yet another birthday.
“I will be an ungrateful soul if I fail to appreciate my family and friends, colleagues in the industry, business associates and the brands I represent for standing by me during the challenging period. Thank you all.”
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