Popular Nigerian gospel singer, Sammie Okposo on Friday morning died at age 51 in Lagos State.
The singer reportedly slumped while he was being treated for exhaustion.
The incident that led to Okposo’s death was confirmed by his colleague, Righteousman in a chat with Saturday Vanguard.
Righteousman in his reaction to Okposo’s sudden death described it as tragic, adding that the singer had also collapsed last week following his return from his praise party concert in the UK.
According to Righteousman, Okposo after collapsing last week was being treated for exhaustion before he eventually slumped.
He lamented that his colleague was a workaholic who hardly found time to rest.
Righteousman noted that he would miss Okposo whom he said has influenced a lot of young Nigerian gospel singers.
He added that Okposo before his death served God and not man, adding that he would miss him.
Righteousman took the opportunity to appeal to people to learn to take time to rest.
He said, “We should learn to take time to rest, Sammie Okposo was always working. I will personally miss him. He was a great singer who influenced a lot of young Nigerian gospel singers. I know how much I love his music. He served God and not man.”