Bisade Ologunde popularly known as Lagbaja (Nigerian afrobeat singer, songwriter, and percussionist) was about to give his last performance at the Pintos Nite Club one cool evening many years ago. He was leading a band called Colours at that time. It happened that his band members did not show up on time. A group of musicians had just done a rehearsal with the same instruments. They sounded tight and coordinated. Amongst the musicians was a Warri boy called Sammie. They got an invitation to play with Lagabja at Pintos that night.
Lagbaja asked the group of guys what name he would introduce them as. I am told Sammie said, "Treasure." The "band" was formed that day.
he molded it, fashioned it, and caused it to obey,
and soon he had, a vessel he could use,
it held his foot it brought him life,
no water he would loose,
but then I heard the vessel slipped and fell,
it's broken now, I didn't know how to put it back again,
oh, my life, was like, that vessel made of clay,
it fell apart and my broken heart knew I'd always go astray...
But Jesus made my vessel over,oh won't you make this vessel over,
Jesus made my vessel over won't you make this vessel over again....
And now I know, His spirit lives in me we're closer now I don't know how,
He saw what I could be, if you've seen my life in pieces on the floor, I wept inside no place to hide, 'till Jesus said there's more...
I believe this was Sammie’s cry.
|The SOAR Awards 2022 - International artiste of the Year!|
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
|A worshipper during one of Sammie's ministrations|
|Sammie, Kelvin, Solomon|
|Playful Sammie (Courtesy of Kelvin Ikpeni)|
|The Okposos', Agoros' and Arausis' |
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"Night of Worship" recorded in honor of Sammie's memory and the gift that he was to
the Body of Christ. December 9th, 2022, at 6:30pm EST Jesus House DC
The boy that stuck to his purpose could not be ignored at one of Nigeria’s biggest gospel music events - Experience 2022.