Recall that Sammie Okposo died at the age of 51 on Friday, November 25. Sammie Okposo used to be the choir director at House on the Rock Church in Lagos.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that “The Experience” returned to the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) in Lagos Island for its 17th edition this year after two years of virtual and hybrid versions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual programme brings together thousands of people in one location for worship.
There were wild cheers from the crowd as soon as Labour Party’s Presidential candidate (Peter Obi) was introduced at The Experience.
Host of the programme (Paul Adefarasin) was seen sharing pleasantries with the presidential candidate in photos shared on social media.
Also present at the event was Pastor Ituah Ighodalo of The Trinity House, Lagos.
Music artistes such as Travis Greene, Nathaniel Bassey, Mercy Chinwo, Donnie McClurkin, Sinach, Eben, Tope Alabi among others ministered at the concert.
During the administration at The Experience, the crowd led by Adefarasin observed a moment of silence and paid tributes to Sammie Okposo.
Addressing the congregation, the cleric said: “I’ll like you to stand on your feet for one minute as we observe a moment of silence for a legend in gospel music who passed away about a week ago. I speak of a man who graced this platform many times over the last 17 years who has entered the golden and pearly gates of glory. None other than minister Sammie Okposo now of blessed memory.
“Would you please join me in your thoughts and prayers? Consider his wife Ozioma and his daughter as we observe a moment of silence for Sammie Okposo.”
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that since Obi became the presidential flag bearer of the Labour Party, he has attended several religious programmes where large crowds are gathered.
Recall that in August, Labour Party Presidential candidate was also at the 70th annual convention of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) held at the Redemption Camp on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.