Born on the 30th of may, Sammie Okposo Nigeria born multiple award winning international artist, dedicated time in his youthful years to his local church playing the piano for the choir from age 10. His music profession started in 1992 when he joined the Nigeria Movie Industry as a Sound Track Producer and later ventured into Music Production. Today, he is credited for producing hits for some of the biggest names in the Nigeria Music Scene.
Sammie Okposo is a Globacom ambassador, motivational speaker, multi-instrumentalist, vocal coach, music producer/director, entertainment consultant, and md/ceo of zamar entertainment and Sammie Okposo Hope Initiative. In the year 2000 he took the African music scene to another level with the release of his debut album titled Unconditional Love. The hit track of the album “WELU-WELU” gained a lot of local and international popularity so much so that in 2004, Sammie was invited to perform at the Martin Luther King Day and July 4th Independence day Celebration respectively by the American ambassador to Nigeria.
He is a united nations youth ambassador for world peace and has featured prominently in concerts all over Nigeria, Africa, Europe, and America he has shared the same stage with the likes of Donnie Mcclurkin, Israel Houghton, Deitrick Haddon, Ron Kenoly, Cece Winans, John Legend, Kirk Franklin, Don Moen, Jessy Dickson, Nicole Mullen, Maxi Priest, Shaggy, Missy Elliot, Lionel Peterson, Angelique Kidjo, Koffi Olomide, Awilo Logomba.
Sammie with his twelve piece band “D X Generation” are labeled as one of the most electrifying musicians and inspiring voices in Africa. His music has won him not only a wide audience and critical acclaim, but also numerous awards in appreciation of his works, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, ADDICTED, NO MORE DRAMA and his latest album THE STATEMENT.
2013 – Artiste of the year Crystal Awards, Nigeria
2013 – Album of the year (The Statement) Crystal Awards, Nigeria
2012 – Grass root ambassador of the year (Real Soccerfest and CAN)
2012 – Trail blazer award (African Gospel Music Awards U.K)
2012- Best male Christian artiste (Pastor Bimbo Odukoya foundation awards)
2012- Positive impact awards (Inside Out media awards)
2011- Best music video producer(Nigerian Music Video Awards)
2010- God zone award for exellence in entertainment(GOD ZONE Awards)
2008 – Best contemporary Gospel Artiste(Nigerian Music Awards)
2008 – Best Gospel Video (Nigerian Music Video Awards)
2007- Gospel artist of the year(Nigeria Entertainment Awards, New York)
2005/2006 – Best Male Gospel Artist in African(Kora Awards, South Africa)
2006 – Best Sound and Music Score – Amazing Grace(Nigeria Movie Awards)
2006 – Gospel Artist f the year(Nigeria Music Awards)
2006 – Best Gospel Artiste in English(Afro Hollywood Awards UK)
2005 – Artist of the year (Teen choice Awards)
2005 – Best remix Album (Cna Awards)
2005 – Best Male contemporary gospel Artiste in Nigeria (Amen Awards)
2003 – Best Male Gospel Artiste in Africa Nominee(Kora Awards, South Africa)
2002 – Gospel Artiste of the year(Power of Music and Praise Awards)
2002 – Best contemporary gospel Artiste (Power of Music and Praise Awards)
2001 – Best Gospel Artiste Amen Awards, Nigeria
2000 – Best Sound Track (The Movie Awards, Nigeria)
1999 – Best Sound Track (The Movie Awards, Nigeria)
1998 – Best Sound Track (The Movie Awards, Nigeria)
1997 – Best Sound Track (The Movie Awards, Nigeria)
1994 – Most Promising Male Artiste(Fame Music Awards)
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