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Seven evergreen songs by Sammie Okposo

Sammie Okposo, a Nigerian musician, was unquestionably one of the country’s most popular and longest-standing gospel artists.Information Guide Nigeria

Okposo, whose fan base spanned the continent and the globe, played on both local and international arenas. His most recent concert was held in London in October 2022.

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Okposo has left an everlasting effect on the music industry, and his voice will carry on for many years despite his passing.

Here are some of Okposo’s gospel music recordings that will endure forever.

‘Welu Welu’

With this classic song performed in pidgin, Okposo made his groundbreaking debut in the music industry, capturing the attention of many.

With the catchy refrain “Jesus, I thank you, wellu wellu,” the song has maintained its popularity with the gospel audience twenty years after its initial publication.

This song is the opening tune from his 2000 debut album named “Unconditional Love.”

“Jump and Shout”

This energetic worship album continues to be a call to the dance floor at Christian parties, gatherings, and church worship services.NYSC portal

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Another popular single from his ‘Unconditional Love’ album, Jump and Shout is partly rendered in the Ghanaian Twi language.

‘Naija Praise’

The album is a popular compilation of praise songs from various regions of the country.

It was released as the ninth track on his second studio album, “Addicted,” in 2004.

Okposo, a native of Delta, sung in various Nigerian tribal languages, including Isoko, Urhobo, Edo, Efik, Yoruba, Hausa, and Ibo.JAMB portal

‘Lift Him High’

Also from his 2004 album, the song samples the 1989 Maranatha! Gospel hit “Lord I Lift Your Name on High.”

‘Na Only You I know’

The sad tune is a change from the joyful cadence of many of Okposo’s other songs.

Rather, he displayed his vocal range alongside Kefee, Essence, Ige Samsong, and Soji Isreal, who were also featured on the song.

“Na Only You I Know” is the tenth track on his album “No More Drama” from 2006.

‘Jehovah Idi Ebube’

This song was performed in both English and Igbo, and it was another solemn track by the vocalist.

The song with the title “Jehovah is wonderful” is the sixteenth track on his 2012 album The Statement.

Another standard worship song for church services of worship and praise.

‘Baba Ye’

Sammie Okposo’s songs have always reflected his Nigerian heritage, despite his largely international reputation.

Okposo departed from his Delta roots for ‘Baba Ye,’ collaborating with Mike Aremu to create a Yoruba-language rendition.

This song is the fourth track of his third studio album, titled “No More Drama.
“Friday morning, Okposo passed away at the age of 51.JAMB Result

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Emediong Ekpe

Emediong Ekpe is a graduate of English. A professional Sports journalist/analyst, and a spoken word artist. He is passionate about decimating information and putting smiles on people's faces via news writing.

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