Popular Nigerian gospel artiste, Sammie Okposo, has tendered a public apology to his wife, Ozioma, for cheating on her with an American based lady.

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 Award winning gospel musician, and wife got married in 2010.

In a statement shared on his official Instagram page on Monday, January 24, the ‘Wellu Wellu’ crooner confessed to having had an intimate affair with another woman when he travelled to the US in 2021.

Okposo who once publicly declared that he can never cheat on his wife of 12 years, said he is ashamed of his action and regrets it as it has caused a lot of pain to his wife and family.

Speaking further, he noted that he will be suspending all ministry works for now until he regains full restoration.

The statement reads,

“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 I.

As I work in making peace with God, repenting and asking for 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 for the rest of my life.

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I want to take this moment and apologize 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….

Sammie Okposo”.