Nigerian gospel singer Sammie Okposo has tendered a public apology to his wife and family for having an extramarital affair with an American-based lady.
Okposo’s apology comes barely 24 hours after the lady, who identified herself as African Doll, accused him of impregnating and dumping her.
African Doll disclosed this in an interview with ‘Obodo Oyibo TV’ on Monday.
She claimed the music star became hostile to her after she told him she was pregnant.
African Doll said they met in Dallas during one of his tours, became close and started an affair which resulted in her being pregnant for him.
The ‘Wellu Wellu’ crooner, who started as a soundtrack producer in Nollywood in 1995, is behind some of Nigeria’s gospel hits.
The music star penned an apology to his wife, family and spiritual fathers on his verified Instagram page on Tuesday morning and thereafter set the page to private.
Dear Friends, I need to bring a very unfortunate incident to your attention as I am not proud of it but know that this is the right thing to do.”
On my recent trip to the USA (Late 2021), I got intimately involved with a lady, knowing that this was not appropriate as a married man and a minister of the gospel. I am ashamed and regret my actions as it has caused a lot of pain to my dear wife, Ozioma, my family, and me.”
As I work in making peace with God, repenting and asking His forgiveness, I am suspending myself from all ministry work until full restoration as this is what is proper and what I know I owe God and His people.
To my wife, Ozioma, I am sincerely sorry I put you through this shameful and embarrassing situation. I broke your trust and disappointed you.
Your forgiveness of my moral failure and poor judgement is important to me. I pray I will eventually be able to build back the trust and confidence every single day forth.
I want to take this moment and apologise to all fathers and mothers of the Faith and ministers of the Gospel for my behavior and moral failure.
I won’t be here if not for your investment and belief in what God has called me to do. I sincerely apologize for this embarrassing situation.
To all that have been a part of my ministry, followed my ministry or know me personally, I am truly sorry for disappointing you.
I regret any pain or disappointment that this news of my moral failure and poor judgement may cause you and I am truly sorry for disappointing you.
I humbly ask that you continue to pray for me.