Ozioma, wife of the late gospel singer Sammie Okposo, could not hold back her tears on the night of tributes held for the gospel singer.
The event was held on Tuesday at La Madison Place, Oniru, in Lagos.
In a video from the event uploaded on Instagram, the widow could be seen crying while those close to her tried consoling her.
The night of tributes was attended by actors, comedians and gospel singers like Segun Arinze, Ali Baba, Chinedu Ikedieze, Charles Inojie, Tope Alabi, Tomi Dakolo, Apororo, Mike Abdul and Efe Nathan.
Segun, who spoke the night of tributes, recounted the happy moments he shared with Sammie and the times they worked together.
The actor, popularly known as Black Arrow, described Sammie as an “extremely funny guy”, adding that there was never a dull moment with the latter.
The event also witnessed emotional performances by Tope Alabi, Mike Abdul and Efe Nathan.
While Tope sang a farewell and worship song, Mike led the choir in high praise.
Sammie Okposo, aged 51, died in his sleep on Friday, November 25.
He will be buried at a private ceremony on December 16.
Sammie Okposo’s wife, Ozioma, found him sleeping on a chair
Africanglitz news recall that Pastor Flourish Peters, Sammie Okposo’s wife, found him asleep on a chair; apparently, he slept into glory.
“On Friday, I received a troubling call around 4.45 am – a call I wish I never received. But it is what it is. It was Ozy Okposo (Sammie Okposo’s wife’s name) on the other side of the phone saying ‘Sammie, wake up in Jesus’ name’.
“So, contrary to what blogs reported, he did not slump and die. He sat on the chair watching TV, before sleeping. But never went back upstairs to sleep. From his sleep, he slept into glory.
“I went there and saw the body. I conducted CPR and hit him hard. But nobody sees Jesus and looks away. It becomes challenging when a believer crosses over to the other side.
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It is deeply painful for me. I feel hurt,” Peters said shortly before his sermon on Sunday.