Ozioma Okposo, the wife of the late Nigerian Gospel singer, Sammie Okposo, was heartbroken she poured sand into her husband’s grave at his burial.
It was earlier reported that the funeral rites of the singer, who died on November 25, 2022, kick-started with the Farewell Praise Party (S.O.P.P.), which was held at La Madison Place in Oniru, Lagos.
The gospel act who was 51 years as at the time of his death, was buried at a private cemetery at Ikoyi after Church service.
Flourish Peters, the Lead Pastor at The L.O.G.I.C (Love Of God In Christ) Church, and Pastor Paul Adefarasin of House on the Rock ministered at the service.
Friends, family members, and relatives of the late singer donned white attire to witness the burial.
In a video that emerged online, Ozioma couldn’t control her emotions as she wept by the graveside after the coffin was lowered into the ground.
Mourners could be seen assisting her when it was time to pour sand into the grave.
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Meanwhile, in honour of the memory of the ace gospel artiste, the organizers of the Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards have renamed the best Soundtrack in the movie category after the late ‘Wellu Wellu’ singer, who in his lifetime was described as a general in God’s army and took the gospel beyond the church.
The organizers announced the last-minute change to make the 2022 edition, which was held on Saturday, December 3, in Owerri, Imo State, a truly memorable one.
Nikki Laoye breaks down in tears at Sammie Okposo’s burial.
Gospel singer Nikki Laoye could not hold back her tears at the burial of her colleague Sammie Okposo.
Sammie was buried at a private cemetery in Ikoyi after a Church service on Thursday, December 15.
In a video posted on Instagram, a sad Nikky could be seen breaking down in tears as she lamented the death of her friend.
Captioning the video, she wrote: “Oh God! My Big Brother, Bros eee Ahhh seeing you in that casket, watching you being lowered into the ground was super heart breaking for me, the last thing ever imagined to happen this year. finally freaked out as they started covering you up with sand and cement and the tears wouldn’t stop…kept calling you, kept thanking you.
“The last time i felt this kinda mad pain was when lost my Dad. Yes Bros mi, my Small Daddy thank you for loving me, Thank you for taking care of me Thank you for Protecting me,Thank you for Fighting for me Thank you for Covering me Cover me nah and yes, I Covered YOU till the very end cos lam your Sister of Life 4 Life Rest on…@SammieOkposo – MY BROTHER OF LIFE 4 LIFE.”
Sammie, aged 51, died in his sleep on Friday, November 25.