Legendary singer, 2Baba has joined Nigerians to mourn the late gospel singer, Sammie Okposo.
2Baba took to his Instagram page to pay tribute to the late singer. He shared a clip from the 2022 Experience where the senior pastor of House on the Rock Church, Pastor Paul Adefarasin observed a moment of silence for Sammie Okposo.
According to 2Baba, Sammie Okposo is a true African King he had maximum respect for. He noted that he is blessed to have met the late gospel singer before he passed away.
He wrote: Maximum respect to a true African King Sammie Okposo. I’m grateful and blessed to have met you. RIP. My deepest condolence to the entire family.
Pastor Paul Adefarasin observes a moment of silence for Sammie Okposo at the 2022 Experience
Kemi Filani News The senior pastor of House on the Rock Church, Pastor Paul Adefarasin observed a moment of silence for the late gospel singer, Sammie Okposo during the 2022 Experience held on 2nd December 20022.
During the 2022 Experience held at the Tafa Balewa Square Lagos, Adefarasin asked the congregation to stand for a minute to observe a moment of silence for Sammie Okposo.
He said: And I like you to stand with me for one minute as we observe a moment of silence for a legend in gospel music who passed away about a week ago. I speak of a man who graced this platform many times over the last seventeen years but who has traversed the span of life and has entered the golden gates of glory… non-other than minister Sammie Okposo of blessed memory.
While Adefarasin was making his speech, videos of past performance by the late singer was projected.
Family releases funeral arrangements for late gospel singer, Sammie Okposo
According to the obituary, a tribute night would be held for him on Tuesday, December 13th, followed by a service of songs on Wednesday, December 14th.
The singer would be laid to rest at a private interment on Thursday, December 15th, which would he strictly by invitation.
Sammie Okposo’s family releases statement
Recall that the singer’s family had earlier released an official statement regarding his sudden death.
According to the statement by Okposo’s family, they are consoled because they are convinced that the gospel singer is happily singing with the angels in heaven.
“We are the consoled because we know he is with Jesus singing with the angels.”
The statement added, “We kindly request that the family is allowed to grieve peacefully at this time.”
How Sammie Okposo’s slept in glory
Kemi Filani News reported that the lead Pastor of the LOGIC Church, Flourish Peters, revealed the last moments of Sammie Okposo who passed.
According to 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.
It is deeply painful for me. I feel hurt,” Peters said shortly before his sermon on Sunday.