The talented Nigerian gospel singer, Buchi Atuonwu, popularly known as Buchi, has shared his latest conversation with his late colleague, Sammie Okposo.
The musician revealed this in a post he titled “What I Told Sammie Okposo Before I Died.”
He revealed that he didn’t make any posts for the late Sammie because he knows the late Sammie won’t see…a funny post and thanked him for ‘congratulating him on his passing’.
However, singer Buchi decided to share one of his last conversations with Sammie before kicking the bucket.
In his words,
“Why haven’t you done a post for Sammie since she passed?” Sammie won’t see…” has been my response to this question… several times lately.
“That’s what’s maddening about these posthumous publications. They are not like birthday greetings. We don’t expect that in a few days, the guy will post a thank you message appreciating everyone who took the time to “congratulate me on the occasion of my passing…”
Let me share with you instead what I told Sammie in one of our conversations; and I am so happy and grateful to God that I was able to speak these words to him before he left.
God’s Trusted War Horse! Tough, weather-beaten warhorse. Those were my first words when we hugged. At that moment, he showed a generous smile, his teeth white and shiny, contrasting sharply with his dark (more like black) face. God trusts you, Sammie. God trusts you a lot.
“All these secular dealings and places you go in, you’ve never hidden the name of Jesus.”* I’ve never heard of you getting on any of those platforms and changing your songs. *Na so so Jesus Jesus you scream.*
“You are a terribly misunderstood person. I know you say you’re rude. The last mess wey that mess never smells to end. But na you dem catch, does not mean saying na you do pass. Don’t lie where you fall. Get up and keep going.
“Many have failed God in many ways. Their faults can be financial, sexual or emotional infidelity, greed, anger management, lies, etc. People whom God has shown mercy and saved; people whose shame the Lord has covered cry out that another be crucified! Harsh judges of our weaknesses.
If you listen to the crowd, you may not hear God. Some tough people pass over to God. I have interacted with many gospel and secular musicians and I know very few are as humble, God-loving and man-loving as you are. Sammie, I thank God for your beautiful heart.
“Ozioma, soldier!” He concluded.
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