award winning gospel singer and Globacom Ambassador, Sammie Okposo, has won this year’s Best of Africa category at the biggest South Africa Gospel Music Awards, SABC crown gospel music awards.
Okposo, the only Nigerian artiste nominated for the award was declared the winner on Sunday, November 23, 2014 in Durban, South Africa.
The award which is in its seventh year has been described as the most prestigious and credible gospel music award out of Africa held at ICC Arena Durban.
Other respected African gospel artistes in this category include Frank Chimpazi, Shongwe and Khuphuka, Saved Group and Seapour N. Speaking on his award, Sammie said, “everything about the award is a surprise because even the nomination came as a surprise”. He thanked God for the grace to be alive.
He said no man should rejoice in his own strength, “I never knew I was going to win because the other guys in the category are also well respected and talented. This is actually the second time i will be winning Best African Gospel artiste on South African Soil, the first was KORA, I am grateful”, he said.