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|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by Maya2pretty(f): 11:20pm On Feb 14, 2013|
I just saw it on twitter oh! decided to come check it out on Nairaland, as we go about wit our daily lives, we should remember eternity and how we r goin to spend it, bein on the Lord's side is d best thing that can ever happen to us, we enjoy peace, preservation, guidance and abundant blessings
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by tonididdy: 11:20pm On Feb 14, 2013|
Gloryroad: all this is storylol wasnt what u were expecting to hear right..ok na she be my pastor 3rd wife.
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by xto(m): 11:20pm On Feb 14, 2013|
IT'S SAD.. TRULY SAD
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by Nobody: 11:21pm On Feb 14, 2013|
You people want to kill her by force abi?
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by Josh090(m): 11:21pm On Feb 14, 2013|
Lagusta:Pls how does one prevent this?
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by Nobody: 11:22pm On Feb 14, 2013|
speechless. in great shock! she was supposed to get married to Priezo. oops.
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by GARRIx7(m): 11:22pm On Feb 14, 2013|
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by StateOfMind: 11:22pm On Feb 14, 2013|
I'm still yet to get over this shock..
A very sad way to end the day.
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by Braincheck: 11:23pm On Feb 14, 2013|
amor4ce: i haven't seen a Nairaland thread that has generated traffic as quickly as this, and it is possible that many of those who threw stones at her during and after her BBA performance are among those viewing and commenting 'RIP'. let us learn not to engage in hypocrisy.
Oh jus shut it!! Dis is death we talkin about. Even sworn enemies r allowed 2 bid her farewell.
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by Nobody: 11:23pm On Feb 14, 2013|
Did she roll her eyes at any old woman in her village?
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by freecocoa(f): 11:24pm On Feb 14, 2013|
This had better been a joke o.
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by tonididdy: 11:24pm On Feb 14, 2013|
PROFILE OF SUSAN OLUWABIMPE ‘GOLDIE’ HARVEY Growing up in a family where music was
virtually the only bright spot in a tripartite
existence that revolved round home, school and
church, it did not come as much surprise that
Susan Oluwabimpe Harvey now known as Goldie
chose to be a singer, songwriter and performer. If it was to give vent to a childhood social denial,
available indices indicate that Goldie is making a
resounding success of her career choice. If it was
to prove to her hitherto unbending dad that her
sometimes rebellious streak as a teen was just a
quest for her true essence, she has equally succeeded. And everybody must indeed be very
proud of this young lady because less than five
years into her musical odyssey, the crown of
Nigeria’s nonpareil pop diva now nestles snugly
on her golden mane. Since her emergence onto the pop culture radar a
few years ago, Goldie has cut large swaths
though the fields of musical accomplishments;
exemplifying a special conception of musical
heroine who can say or show anything while
providing a view of the bold, confrontational and liberated woman. Colourful and cerebral, Goldie’s
musical strength and depth, sensuality and
serenity have appropriated her as the high water
mark that other female singers have to live up to.
Add to that mix the fact that the multiple awards-
winning singer has created a smouldering, public persona that borders on the eccentric and
eclectic, otherwise creative and precise, but
engaging enough to keep you talking about her.
Despite the mixed reactions to her musical style
and outré outlook, Goldie has fitted perfectly into
the role of Nigeria’s most consistent female performer of the moment. EARLY LIFE Indeed, in the case of talent and passion, the
apple does not fall too far away from the tree.
Goldie was born In the early 80s to very
educated and successful parents – her mum, late
Mrs. Olabisi Betty from the illustrious Olaiya family
in Ijebu, Ogun State was a former managing director in a bank, while her dad, a native of
Ikole-Ekiti, Ekiti State, also retired as a director in
a new generation bank. He is now into full time
clerical works in Lagos. The first of four kids,
Goldie’s education began at the Green Springs
Montessori Primary School and then St. John's College, Palm Grove, Lagos where Christian
Religious Knowledge, she said, was her favourite
subject because she didn’t have to study too
hard to pass it. In fact, by the age of 10, she
already knew so many bible verses that belied
her age. She recalled, “My childhood was very interesting
but regimented. My Dad was a leader in church
and very active too while my mum used to lead
the choir. So, as their first child, I took very active
roles in all church activities – drama, choir, bible
classes and so on. Church was the only social life we had. On Mondays, we went for bible classes;
Wednesdays were for prayer meetings and then
one Friday in a month, we went for vigil. I never
had toys or friends because my father thought
they would lead me astray." Thus, her mum was
her closest friend. However, the bond that held mother and daughter together snapped
irretrievably in 1994. LOSING HER MUM Goldie described her mum as a woman of high
intellectual and moral values. “She was the first to
have a scholarship in her family. She was an avid
reader and had a lot of certificates and degrees.”
Every night, when every other person had gone
to bed, Goldie and her mum would stay up chit- chatting and watching television. She was the
only friend Goldie had. But she died too soon
after a long-drawn battle with cancer, leaving
behind four kids. “It was a traumatic experience
for me especially because it was like losing my
only friend and confidant. I cried bitterly and even up till now, over a decade later, the pain of
her demise has not left me.” Goldie is however
consoled that she now has another mum in her
step-mother who she describes as God-sent. FORAY INTO MUSIC A prodigious kid with a strong flair for the arts
and everything creative, Goldie recalled drawing
sketches of anything that caught her fancy but
whenever her dad saw her drawing, he would
tear it, asking rather erroneously how many
people have achieved outstanding success in arts. This however did not deter the blithely
ambitious young lady from wanting to give vent
to her dreams because like the cliché goes, music
expresses that which cannot be put into words
and cannot remain silent. Goldie had found music
through the prism of divas like Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Toni Braxton. And even at that
age, she was already learning the style and
nuances of pop, even emulating Braxton’s style
of keeping her side burns oiled. At that time too, it had become pretty obvious
that Goldie was an embryonic diva. “I’d been
flirting with music all my life. I don’t remember
exactly how old but I was incredibly young
when I knew that I’d go into some form of
entertainment. Everybody who knew me back then knew that I could sing because I was
always singing in school or church; I’ve always
had that artistic flair.” So, when she got to the UK
where she had been admitted to study Business
Management at the University of Sunderland, she
and a couple of friends formed an informal group which performed for friends and family. The
group even did a couple of demos which never
really made it out. GOING PROFESSIONAL Interestingly, Goldie’s return to Nigeria in the
mid-2000s did not quite signal an immediate
take-off for her career. Rather, she concentrated
on building her date-reminder services business.
In the course of this, she needed to do a jingle
and was introduced to Mani of Cool FM who bowled her over with his production aplomb.
They talked about music and what they’d like to
achieve. The young lady evinced unadulterated
passion and determination which prompted Mani
to introduce her to industry players. Then, she
met renowned producer, OJB Jezreel who would produce her first single, Komole. This was
followed by three other singles Spin Me, Nothing
has Changed, and Shift, which all formed part of
her compilation CD. Since then, there has been no
stopping her. Through the turbulence, drudgery
and seeming imperviousness of the music industry, Goldie held her own, talent for talent,
and creativity for creativity. After a tentative
management deal in 2009, Goldie was signed on
to Nigeria’s foremost music label, Kennis Music in
2010. A few months later, she released her debut
album, Gold, which given Nigerians’ apathy
towards pop music, has been a critical success.
The album exudes the audacity and flamboyance
of Goldie, and has spewed a couple of
provocative, smart, and infectious videos; You Know It, JawoJawo and DTMB (Don’t Touch My
Body) The 3 songs are now certified street
anthems with increasing followership. “For me,
the clothing, the props, and the creative direction
must be properly coordinated because I want my
fans to have very specific imagery in their head when they're listening to the music and
watching the accompanying video.” Continuing,
she says, “Entertainment as a whole has gone
visual. The best way to sell yourself and your
music is to make a video… I will say for the
record though, that I love shooting music videos, that’s one of the highlights of being in my
profession; I like bringing my fantasies to life. A
good music video is just one of the many ways
to do this.” Little wonder, the video for ‘You
Know it’ won the best female video at the 2010
SoundCity Music Video Awards and also picked the award for best use of costume at the Nigerian
Music Video Awards; while DTMB picked up best
Afro Pop video at the 2011 Nmva’s. TRIVIA A movie buff and avid reader, when Goldie is not
in the comfort of her home, she is making good
music at the Kennis Music Studio. Though a
nocturnal person, you can hardly find Goldie at
Night clubs because she believes in channelling
such hours into creative engagements. ACCOLADES Goldie is an ambassador of Project Alert, a world
renowned not for profit organisation aimed at
advocating Zero tolerance to all forms of violence
against women and young girls. This rare honour
was bestowed upon her after the president of
the organisation saw all the charity works she had been doing on her own. Goldie has so far in the past year nabbed a total
of ten (10 awards) including Exquisite Lady of
the year (ELOY) Best Female Artiste award and
City People Best Female Artiste of the year... She
has also been inducted as a Federal Celebrity
Special Marshal alongside other notable Nigerian Celebrities. The Law Students Society of the
Obafemi Awolowo University (O.A.U) recently
issued her an Award for Musical Excellence under
the category of Best Female Artiste of the Year.
She has also been conferred a United Nations
Youth Ambassador for Peace by the Federal Government. Having won all the major awards on the African
continent, headlined major events within and
outside the continent, hosted sold-out tours,
Goldie is not just a name but a brand that have
since carved a niche for herself as a leading
African Female pop Diva. Goldie became the final celebrity to exit the BBA7
star game house in 2012 as the 3rd runner up. The video for SAY MY NAME received BEST POP
COSTUME at the Nigerian Music Video Awards
(NMVA) in December 2012. She was also
honoured with a SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
at Top Naija music awards same month. Queen G is currently working on a Continental-
wide musical project titled THE AFRICA INVASION
ALBUM. The first 3 hits off the Naughty Singles
compilation; SKIBOBO featuring AY (Tanzania),
MILIKI featuring NAVIO (Uganda), and GIVE IT TO
ME featuring J MARTINS (Nigeria), have all recorded massive downloads worldwide.
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by ProfCorruption: 11:25pm On Feb 14, 2013|
What's the big deal in dying?
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by freecocoa(f): 11:25pm On Feb 14, 2013|
Ileke-IdI:I don't want to laugh please.
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by Nobody: 11:25pm On Feb 14, 2013|
That's exactly what I was thinking, especially after a long flight. It's very easy to get blood clots if you're not hydrated or moving around on a plane.[/quotOt
It's not possible, I ve traveled over 18hrs on air within 24hrs(frm nig- Frankfurt"Germany) (frankfort - las vegas),
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by jhydebaba(m): 11:25pm On Feb 14, 2013|
Vanity + vanity * vanity upon vanity, all is VANITY
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by tellwisdom: 11:25pm On Feb 14, 2013|
Excess heroine and cocaine ..Rubbish Nigerian Artists.
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by Nobody: 11:25pm On Feb 14, 2013|
stretch out once a while during a long journey.
take a tablet of vasoprin to thin the blood if you're above 50. (even though im way below dat but i use it)
use the long distance travel socks.... specially designed to prevent deep vein thrombosis!
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by LYNDDY(f): 11:25pm On Feb 14, 2013|
ths news as gone viral on net,bbm etc.i just wish someone close to her could just come out and debunk ths heart breaking rumor.
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by 9ijaprince(m): 11:25pm On Feb 14, 2013|
Na wah oh! May her soul rest in peace.
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by dominique(f): 11:26pm On Feb 14, 2013|
Awww, I'm totally speechless. Though people die everyday, part of me hopes someone comes out and confirm its all a rumour. Condolences to her family
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by darespec(m): 11:26pm On Feb 14, 2013|
See person dey ask who goldie is... Hmmm.. Some people need to be exported from this country
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by umoski1(m): 11:26pm On Feb 14, 2013|
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by Rooneyboy(m): 11:26pm On Feb 14, 2013|
what led to her death, who has an idea
She's way too young na, goodness! Life is indeed very short.
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by Idowuogbo(f): 11:26pm On Feb 14, 2013|
Hen? Which Goldie? Omg! Dis gal just finish Grammy na........shyte!
RIP skibobo baby
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by nikkyshyne(f): 11:27pm On Feb 14, 2013|
Few months back, we were all dissing her on how she messed herself up on BBA. If only we knew she would soon be gone. If only we knew...
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by Techwriter: 11:27pm On Feb 14, 2013|
The fall of a dry leaf is warning to the green ones but when a green leaf falls and dies it becomes a warning to the entire tree including the buds. For those of you who are passing this night on the laps of a woman who is not your wife, be careful-death can call u home anytime. Can u stand the wrath of a fearful God?
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by solid3(m): 11:27pm On Feb 14, 2013|
This is just too sad.
May her soul rest in peace.
Please we the remaining, lets give our life to Christ and live for Christ.
Jesus Love You, You n Yes You.
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by Goldie20: 11:28pm On Feb 14, 2013|
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by hrhobi1(m): 11:28pm On Feb 14, 2013|
E dey do me like juju. This news wan turn me to mumu oooh my goldie good bye.
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by manny4life(m): 11:29pm On Feb 14, 2013|
Wow, so it's true?
|Re: Goldie Is Dead! by dhardline(m): 11:30pm On Feb 14, 2013|
Everybody on nairaland is currently viewing this topic.may she rest in peace
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