Nigerian gospel artiste and Globacom ambassador Sammie Okposo, has been shortlisted for this year’s South-Africa gospel music awards, SABC Crown Music Awards
Okposo is the only Nigerian artiste nominated for the awards and he is in the same category with four other African gospel artistes, Frank Chimpazi, Shongwe & Khuphuka, Saved Group and Seapour N. The award, scheduled for ICC Arena, Durban on Sunday, November 23, 2014, is in its seventh year of honouring African gospel stars.
Speaking on the recognition, Okposo said the nomination came as a surprise. “Firstly, all thanks to God for his grace and excellent spirit. He is the only one that blesses a man and lifts him up. I’m grateful for the nomination but for me it means more hard work. Many years after I won the Kora Awards Best Gospel Artiste in Africa, my works are still much in demand and here is another nomination as the Best of Africa Gospel Artiste. It’s an honour,” said Okposo.
Apart from his nomination, the award organisers also announced that Okposo will be performing at the event.