Gospel singer Sonnie Badu has heaped praises on Ozioma Okposo, wife of the late gospel singer Sammie Okposo, for supporting and standing by the latter during his challenging moments.
According to the singer’s project manager Hilary Vincent, Sammie Okposo died in his sleep on Friday morning, November 25.
Reacting to the singer’s demise in a recent Instagram post, Sonnie revealed that Sammie said good things about Ozioma in his challenging moments.
The ‘My Soul Says Yes’ singer described Ozioma as a good woman who stood by her husband until his death.
He wrote: I just want to say thank you to Mrs Okposo. You are a good woman. You stood behind your husband until the end. He said so many good things about you in his challenging moments. Thank you, thank you, thank you for covering him when he needed it… Rest well.”
Recall that Sammie made headlines in January 2022 after tendering a public apology to Ozioma who forgave him for cheating with a US-based lady identified as African Doll.
In his statement shared in a now-deleted Instagram post, the 51-year-old said, “To my wife, Ozioma. I am sincerely sorry I put you through this shameful and embarrassing situation. I broke your trust and disappointed you. Your forgiveness of my moral failure and poor judgment is important to me. I pray I will eventually be able to build back the trust and confidence every single day for the rest of my life.”
Speaking further, the singer also apologised to everyone else he hurt, asking them to pray for him.
“To all that have been a part of my ministry, followed my ministry or know me personally, I am truly sorry for disappointing you. I regret any pain or disappointment that this news of my moral failure and poor judgement may cause you and I am truly sorry for disappointing you. I humbly ask that you continue to pray for me,” he wrote.
Despite backlash from critics and the cancellation of his gospel concerts and performances in churches like Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Ozioma stayed in the marriage and supported her husband.
The couple celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary on July 1.