Nigerian musician Sammie Okposo was inarguably one of many nation’s longest operating and hottest gospel artists.
With a fan base that spans throughout the continent and the world at giant, Okposo carried out on each native and worldwide levels. He just lately held a live performance in London, in October 2022.
Whereas he’s not round, Okposo has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the music trade, and his voice will reside on for a few years to return.
These are a few of Okposo’s information that may stay within the gospel music scene.
Okposo captivated many with this conventional tune carried out in pidgin, which can also be her groundbreaking debut within the music trade.
With the catchy chorus “Jesus I thanks, alright, alright,” the tune has maintained its enchantment with gospel audiences even twenty years after its launch.
The tune is the primary from her debut album titled ‘Unconditional Love’, which was launched in 2000.
‘Bounce and scream’
This upbeat reward file stays a name to the dance flooring at Christian holidays, gatherings, and church worship periods to at the present time.
Performed partially within the Ghanaian Twi language, Bounce and Shout is one other common observe on his ‘Unconditional Love’ album.
The file is a people medley combining varied reward songs from completely different elements of the nation.
It was launched in 2004 because the ninth tune on their second studio album, ‘Addicted’.
Hailing from Delta, Okposo sang in numerous languages of Nigerian tribes, together with Isoko, Urhobo, Edo, Efik, Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo.
‘raise it excessive’
Additionally from their 2004 album, the tune is a pattern of ‘Lord I Carry Your Identify on Excessive’, which was initially launched in 1989 by the Maranatha! gospel band.
‘Na solely you realize it’
The solemn observe is a departure from the upbeat tempo that characterizes lots of Okposo’s songs.
As an alternative, she showcased her vocal vary alongside Kefee, Essence, Ige Samsong, Soji Isreal, who additionally featured on the tune.
‘Na Solely You I Know’ is the ninth from their 2006 album, ‘No extra Drama’.
‘Jehovah Idi Ebube’
One other solemn observe from the singer, the tune was carried out in each English and Igbo.
The title which interprets to “Jehovah Is Superb” is the sixteenth observe on his 2012 album, ‘The Assertion’.
It’s one other primary worship tune for church worship and reward companies.
Regardless of most of her worldwide standing, Sammie Okposo all the time demonstrated her Nigerian roots together with her songs.
On ‘Baba Ye’, Okposo stepped out of his Delta roots and, in collaboration with Mike Aremu, carried out the tune within the Yoruba language.
The tune is the fourth observe from her third studio album, ‘No extra Drama’.
Okposo died on Friday morning on the age of 51 years.