Sammie Okposo (born May 30, 1971) is a multi-award-winning Nigerian gospel musician. He is the CEO of Zamar Entertainment and a music producer, psalmist, and entertainment strategist.
Okposo began his music career in 1992 as a sound track producer in the Nigerian film business, subsequently expanding into full music production. He is credited with generating hit songs for some of Nigeria’s greatest names in the music industry.
Okposo is a United Nations World Peace Youth Ambassador.
With the release of his debut album, Unconditional Love, in 2000, he catapulted the African music landscape to new heights. “Welu Welu” the album’s hit single, has earned a lot of local and international attention. The American ambassador to Nigeria requested Okposo to play at the Martin Luther King Day and July 4th Independence Day celebrations in 2004.
Okposo and his 12-piece band “D X Generation” have been dubbed one of Africa’s most dynamic and motivating acts. His SOPP live shows have become a worldwide favorite among music fans.
Sammie Okposo Awards
2013 – Artiste of the 12 months on the Crystal Awards, Nigeria
2013 – Album of the 12 months (The Statement) Crystal Awards, Nigeria
2012 – Grass root ambassador of the 12 months (Real Soccerfest and CAN)
2012 – Trail blazer award (African Gospel Music Awards U.Ok)
2012- Best male Christian artiste (Pastor Bimbo Odukoya basis awards)
2012- Positive affect awards (Inside Out media awards)
2011- Best music video producer (Nigerian Music Video Awards)
2010- God zone award for excellence in leisure (GOD ZONE Awards)
2008 – Best modern Gospel Artiste (Nigerian Music Awards)
2008 – Best Gospel Video (Nigerian Music Video Awards)
2007- Gospel artist of the 12 months (Nigeria Entertainment Awards, New York)
2005/2006 – Best Male Gospel Artist in African (Kora Awards, South Africa)
2006 – Best Sound and Music Score – Amazing Grace (Nigeria Movie Awards)
2006 – Gospel Artist of the 12 months (Nigeria Music Awards)
2006 – Best Gospel Artiste in English (Afro Hollywood Awards UK)
2005 – Artist of the 12 months (Teen alternative Awards)
2005 – Best remix Album (CNA Awards)
2005 – Best Male modern gospel Artiste in Nigeria (Amen Awards)
2003 – Best Male Gospel Artiste in Africa Nominee (Kora Awards, South Africa)
2002 – Gospel Artiste of the 12 months (Power of Music and Praise Awards)
2002 – Best modern gospel Artiste (Power of Music and Praise Awards)
2001 – Best Gospel Artiste Amen Awards, Nigeria
2000 – Best Sound Track (The Movie Awards, Nigeria)
1999 – Best Sound Track (The Movie Awards, Nigeria)
1998 – Best Sound Track (The Movie Awards, Nigeria)
1997 – Best Sound Track (The Movie Awards, Nigeria)
1994 – Most Promising Male Artiste (Fame Music Awards)
Sammie Okposo is married to Ozioma Okposo
Sammie Okoposo & Sex Scandal
On the 25 January 2022, Sammie Okposo, having been exposed by a U.S. based lady with whom he committed adultery, leading to a pregnancy, released a detailed apology to his wife, ministers of the gospel and his fans in admittance of guilt.
His apology read: “Dear Friends, I need to bring a very unfortunate incident to your attention as I am not proud of it but know that this is the right thing to do.
“On my recent trip to the USA (Late 2021), I got intimately involved with a lady, knowing that this was not appropriate as a married man and a minister of the gospel. I am ashamed and regret my actions as it has caused a lot of pain to my dear wife, Ozioma, my family and I.
“As I work in making peace with God, repenting and asking His forgiveness, I am suspending myself from all ministry work until full restoration as this is what is proper and what I know I owe God and His people.
“To my wife, Ozioma, I am sincerely sorry I put you through this shameful and embarrassing situation. I broke your trust and disappointed you.
“Your forgiveness of my moral failure and poor judgement is important to me. I pray I will eventually be able to build back the trust and confidence every single day forth.
“I want to take this moment and apologise to all fathers and mothers of the Faith and ministers of the Gospel for my behavior and moral failure.
“I won’t be here if not for your investment and belief in what God has called me to do. I sincerely apologize for this embarrassing situation.
“To all that have been a part of my ministry, followed my ministry or know me personally, I am truly sorry for disappointing you.
“I regret any pain or disappointment that this news of my moral failure and poor judgement may cause you and I am truly sorry for disappointing you.
“I humbly ask that you continue to pray for me.”
This comes barely 24 hours after an American-based woman, identified as African Doll, accused the singer of impregnating her.
The woman revealed this on Monday while talking to a YouTuber on Obodo Oyibo TV, stating that Okposo abandoned her after she told him about the pregnancy.
As of the time of publishing this information, Sammie Okposo’s net worth was not known.