Ekiti Governor Mourns Goldie

February 15, 2013

Late Susan Oluwabimpe Harvey

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has expressed shock on the death of multiple award winning  pop music star, Susan Oluwabimpe Harvey popularly known as “Goldie”

The Governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olayinka Oyebode, described the death of the artiste as a “big blow to the global entertainment industry”.

He praised Goldie for representing Nigeria well in last year’s edition of the Big Brother Africa competition where she won millions of admirers.

Fayemi also described Goldie’s death as great loss to Ekiti State as the late star hailed from Ikole-Ekiti, headquarters of Ikole Local Government Area of the state.

With Goldie’s death, Fayemi said a bright star from Ekiti whose impact in the entertainment industry reverberated across the nation and the world stage has been eclipsed.

He noted that the works of the artiste brought joy to her fans all over the world saying, however, that he derived consolation from the fact that although Goldie is dead, her music will remain in the hearts of her fans and admirers all over the world.

The Governor urged the family of the deceased to be consoled that their daughter lived a fulfilled life and had carved a niche for herself in her chosen career.

In her short but eventful life, Goldie was an ambassador of Project Alert, a world renowned non profit organisation, she was  president of the organisation aimed at advocating Zero tolerance to all forms of violence against women and young girls. She had won  over ten awards including Exquisite Lady of the year (ELOY), Best Female Artiste award and City People Best Female Artiste of the year.

“This great daughter of Ekiti recorded so many feats in her short but eventful lifetime. Our prayer is that God will grant the family and fans the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss”, the statement added.

Last modified: February 15, 2013

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