Friday, 15 February 2013

Goldie: gone too soon


It’s hard to believe that Susan Oluwabimpe 'Goldie' Harvey is dead, reminds one of how transient life actually is. Wish she could have lived longer. Energetic, full of life, eccentric, beautiful, unique, her own person; just some of the words one could use to describe this lady.
 Its rear for people to differentiate themselves in a world full of so many wanabes and copycats, yet she was able to maintain her brand and remain true to it. Her trade mark puff of golden hair is what readily comes to mind when you hear that name, so prominent was that signature look that I struggled to remember her face when I heard the news.
The music industry and Nigeria has lost one of its most colorful stars, a family has lost a member, and friends a loved one. I fit into these categories from a distance yet it feels as if she was a close friend. Such is the impact she had I guess.
While we mourn our own original Naija diva, we solemnly pray for the repose of her soul, fortitude for her family, friends, and interested people to bear the loss; we also pray and wish that those responsible will have the sense of mind and responsibility to really find out what happened to her.
Rest in peace diva, you will be missed Goldie.