THE National President of Creative Industry Group (CIG), Amb. Felix Duke has mourned the late gospel artiste, Sammie Okposo, who was reported dead on Friday, November 25, 2022.
As confirmed by his brother, Hector Okposo, Sammy died of a heart attack. Before his death, 51-year-old Okposo was a veteran music artiste and music producer.
Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria, Duke explained how difficult it is to accept that the great gospel artist was no more.
“Even when it has been confirmed since yesterday because death denied us the opportunity to celebrate you as agreed.
“We planned to celebrate him last Friday in September at our monthly CIG Night, but Okposo said that he will be travelling to America.
“So, we were waiting before this sad development and that opportunity was never actualised.
“This is a very painful and deep wound, my heart bleeds because we have lost a great talent, a creative music legend, and a gospel singer, who has put in so much in the industry.
“Having known him, grew up and struggled in the city of Lagos with him for over 30 years in music, he played as a keyboardist, while I was a drummer. I will personally miss him,” he said.