In honor of the memory of ace gospel artiste, Sammie Okposo, who died in the early hours of Friday, November 25, the organizers of best of Nollywood (BON) Awards have renamed the best Soundtrack in the movie category after the late ‘Wellu Wellu’ singer, who in his lifetime was described as a general in God’s army and took the gospel beyond the church.
The organizers announced the last-minute change to make the 2022 edition, which is set to hold Saturday, December 3, in Owerri, Imo State, a truly memorable one.
“Sammie Okposo in his lifetime was a force, and he did a lot for the growth of gospel music in Nigeria and beyond. We are not a music award, but we feel the need to honour him in some way. This was what inspired us to rename the best soundtrack category after him. His loss will be felt, but all this is just a way to immortalize him” BON Award founder, Seun Ololetuyi noted
Sammie Okposo Dies At 51
It would be recalled that popular Gospel Singer, Sammie Okposo died on Friday morning.
According to reports, the late music producer was said to died on Friday morning at aged 51.
His project manager, Hillary Vincent, also confirmed the news to PUNCH but failed to disclose the cause of the death.
Responding to inquiries, he said, “Yes it’s true. It happened this morning.”