Concern as Nigeria loses three top gospel singers in seven months. Within the past seven months, three of Nigeria’s best gospel performers have unexpectedly passed away.
These gospel singers, who had reached international fame, passed away in a variety of ways, raising the topic of what famous people go through in their private lives.
These superstars put on brave faces every morning and every night, and walk on stage with enormous grins on their cheeks, but when they go home and take off their masks, tremendous tears pour down their faces, as legendary South African reggae artist Lucky Dube pointed out in his song “Mask.”
The late South African reggae musician claimed that while superstars put on huge grins for the cameras and lead lifestyles that their followers could only imagine, on the inside, they suffer the same things as everyone else.
Before or after these Nigerian gospel musicians’ deaths, social media was ablaze with stories about the personal and familial struggles of Chinedu Nwadike, Osinachi Nwachukwu, and Sammie Okposo, among others.
After recuperating from renal failure, Chinedu Nwadike, widely known for his famous song “God of Vengeance,” passed away on March 27th, 2022, from blood cancer.
Additionally, on April 8, 2022, Osinachi Nwachukwu, a well-known singer of the song “Ekwueme,” passed away from wounds she reportedly received as a result of her husband Peter Nwachukwu abusing her at home.
The abrupt death of Sammie Okposo, who apparently passed away on Friday, November 25, 2022 from a heart-related condition, followed this.
The ‘Wellu Wellu’ singer reportedly passed away on Friday morning at his home while sleeping.
In response to Sammie Okposo’s passing, Pastor Abel Damina, the general overseer of Power City International Church, blamed the church during a sermon he gave in Uyo a few days ago. He said, “Sammie was in a situation not too long ago, and all the church could do was to team up and denounce him, wound him, scandalize him, stopped him from their churches without informing him, delete his number, and shut him down.”
The former spokesman for the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Bayo Oladeji, said in an interview with the Daily Post on Tuesday that death does not respect anybody, regardless of their profession or place in society, and called the death as tragic.
The reverend questioned, “Do you know the amount of attorneys, physicians, cops, soldiers, politicians, and civilians that have also died during this same period?” He said, “When notable individuals die, people take note of it. He queried.
Oladeji urged the populace to speak out if they were ill or had problems, warning them not to take their health for granted. I am aware that God is our healer, but we also require medical attention from a physical therapist.
The well-known Nigerian gospel singer Chris Abah Ochogwu Morgan, also known as Chris Morgan, stated in an interview with DAILY POST that he thinks the deceased musicians were summoned to eternity by God, arguing that nothing that happened to mankind occurred without the creator’s consent.
“Jesus lived just 30 years, three of them spent in active ministry, and at 33 he left this world only for the sake of humanity. As a result, I think Sammie Okposo and Osinachi’s legacy is one that will last forever.
Apart from the suffering and everything else they endured while serving mankind on earth, “they were warriors who fought the fight of this life, conquered and affected their age. That’s the greatest legacy that we should cherish in our heart.”