Sammie Okposo was born on 30 May 1971 in Delta state.
Growing up, his father had wanted him to be an accountant. His interest in music however started when he was nine, playing the piano and getting the exhilaration that comes with doing what you are supposed to do. By the time he was ten, he was the pianist in his local church.
Sammie is a Gospel singer, music producer, psalmist, entertainment consultant and the CEO of Zamar Entertainment.
He officially launched his production career in 1992 when he joined the Nigerian Movie Industry as a Sound Track Producer eventually venturing into Music Production.
In the year 2000, he took the music industry by storm when he released his debut album, 'Unconditional Love' with hit single 'Welu-Welu' which took him beyond local recognition into the international scene.
Sammie has broken out of the status quo of what is usually obtainable for gospel artists, not only becoming an international, multiple award gospel winning artist in Nigeria but also performing on stages with the likes of Donnie Mcclurkin, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Deitrick Haddon, Jonathan Nelson, Micah Stampley, Maxi Priest, Shaggy, Missy Elliot, Benjamin Dube, Judith Sephuma, Sonnie Badu, Uche Double-Double, Lionel Peterson, Angelique Kidjo, Koffi Olomide, Awilo Logomba,John Legend, Kirk Franklin, Don Moen, Jessy Dickson, Ron Kenoly, Cece Winans and Nicole Mullen to name a few.
He has performed in notable events including at the Martin Luther King Day celebration and July 4th Independence Day Celebration.
Sammie Okposo Awards
2013 – Artiste of the year at the 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 excellence 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 of 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)