Frontline gospel artiste and United Nations Youth Ambassador for Peace, Sammie Okposo left the country on Wednesday August 10 to the United States of America to finalize his new album release plans with his American label, TMG (TATE Music Group) Records where he is surprisingly the first black artiste in the history of the label.
His first port of call will be Atlanta before heading to TMG Records office in Oklahoma. He will spend few days with ten times Grammy Awards winner, Kevin Bond who is producing nine songs on the album. Background voices had already been done by leading American vocalists and Sammie will be adding the leading vocals to it.
He left Nigeria with seven songs originally produced by him as an addition to the nine songs being produced by Kevin Bond to complete the 16 tracker new album titled Statement. TMG Records wanted a blend of both the western music and African music on the album and for this reason; they opted for an African and American producers.
Sammie will leave Atlanta to Oklahoma for more familiarization tour with the label executives before the official press conference and photo shoot for the new album which is currently scheduled to be out in the last week of October, 2011baring any unforeseen circumstances.
In another development, Sammie Okposo and Daddy Showkey, both indigenes of Delta States are currently finalizing a project with the Ministry of Youth Development in Delta State on how to help develop the talented youths scattered all over the state who doesn’t even have a clue of what the future hold for them. This they believe will further help to reduce crimes in the state as youths will be channeling their efforts towards more productive ventures.
In the same vein, Okposo has resolved to feature the first Delta Quest winner, Ejiro in all his Out of Africa tours for the rest of the year in America, London, South-Africa and Nigeria.