As three of Nigeria’s top gospel artists have been mysteriously struck with sudden deaths in the past seven months, gospel artists hold their guts in their hands.
What could have been the cause of the death of these singers who bring heaven on earth on stage? But God has said, “So you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you”. Exodus 23:25. No one dares question God on issues like this.
These internationally acclaimed gospel singers died under different circumstances, raising questions about what the celebrities are going through in their families and private corners.
Just as the great South African reggae singer Lucky Dube pointed out in his song “Mask”, these celebrities make bold faces every morning and evening and walk the stage with big smiles on their faces, but when they get home they take their masks off, incredible tears streaming down their faces.
According to the late South African reggae artist who was mysteriously killed, celebrities flashed big smiles for the cameras, living lives their fans would only dream of while being as hurt inside as anyone. Stories about the personal and family experiences of these Nigerian gospel artists, such as Chinedu Nwadike, Osinachi Nwachukwu, and Sammie Okposo, set social media ablaze before or after their deaths.
Chinedu Nwadike, best known for his hit song ‘God of Vengeance’, passed away from blood cancer on March 27, 2022, after recovering from kidney failure.
Also on April 8, 2022, the famous singer of “Ekwueme”, Osinachi Nwachukwu, died from injuries she allegedly suffered as a result of domestic violence against her by her husband, Peter Nwachukwu.
This was followed by the sudden death of Sammie Okposo, who reportedly died of heart problems on Friday, November 25, 2022.
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The ‘Wellu Wellu’ singer is said to have died in his sleep at her home on Friday morning. In response to Sammie Okposo’s death, the General Overseer of Power City International Church, Pastor Abel Damina, during his homily in Uyo a few days ago, blamed the church for the singer’s death, saying, ” Sammie was in a situation not too long ago, and all the church could do was unite and call him out, hurt him, outrage him, ban him from their churches without him. inform, delete his number and close it.”
Calling the death unfortunate, the former spokesperson for the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Bayo Oladeji, said death is none of anyone’s business, regardless of their profession or position in society.
The Reverend said: “When famous people die, people take notice, but do you know the number of lawyers, doctors, policemen, soldiers, politicians, and citizens who have also died during the same period? ?”
Advising the public not to take their health for granted, Oladeji said: “Always speak up when you are sick or facing challenges. I know God is our healer but we need a doctor to take care of us.
For his part, a famous Nigerian gospel singer, Chris Abah Ochogwu Morgan, commonly known as Chris Morgan, said he believed that deceased artists were called to eternity by God and insisted that nothing happens. to mankind without the consent of the Creator.
“Jesus only served 30 years with three years of active ministry and returned home at 33 just for the sake of mankind. So I think the legacy left by Sammie Okposo and Osinachi is evergreen.
“They were warriors who fought the battle of this life and conquered and influenced their generation, so this is the greatest legacy we have to keep in our hearts, apart from the pain and all the things they went through on earth to save a life. humanity to serve.”