Prominent gospel artiste, Sammie Okposo, has asserted that he deems turning 50 years old in good health a privilege.
In a statement sent to Saturday Beats, the singer said:
“Turning 50 has been an exciting journey and God has been faithful. When we were much younger, we used to think that people in their fifties were very old but we know better now. I am mostly grateful to God that I am alive to celebrate my 5Oth birthday, especially after the world was plagued with the COVID-19 pandemic. For me to be alive in good health is something I am very grateful for. It is a big deal and I don’t take it for granted. Even though we couldn’t celebrate with a big party because of COVID-19 restrictions, we were still able to mark it with few family members and friends. I am grateful but my best is yet to come.”
Talking on his continuous American excursion, he announced the second leg of the excursion would be kicked off by September.
“We just finished the first leg of our US tour which started in June but we had to take a break in July to attend to some commitments here in Nigeria. The second leg of the tour will kick off in September and we would be on tour till the end of October in Maryland, Atlanta, Dallas, Indianapolis, California, among others. We would have another break and return to Nigeria to attend some already lined up commitments in November and back to the US by December for the third leg of the tour.”
The musician moreover noted that he was amused with the development of gospel music in the country, though, more still has to be accomplished.
“Gospel music in Nigeria has thrived very well. It has moved from where it used to be. A few of us that were pacesetters kept it alive while the new artistes that have joined us brought in more fire. My last single, ‘Too Good To Be True’ has hit over a million views on Youtube and the one before it, ‘Sing Halleluyah’ had almost two million views. However, there will always be room for improvement.“