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Charley Boy, others mourn Goldie

15 February 2013, 16:02

Lagos - Charles Oputa, a former President of Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), popularly known as Charley Boy, has described the death of Nigeria’s hip-hop singer, Susan Harvey, popularly called Goldie, as shocking.

In a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, Charley Boy said Goldie’s death was a huge loss to the entertainment industry.

He described Goldie’s death as sad.

``It is so unfortunate that we lost her, though the detail of the death is not yet clear,’’ Charley Boy said.

He further described Goldie as a young musician with bright future.

``She is such a young girl with bright future, it may be some set of unchecked happenings in the body,’’ Charley boy added.

A gospel artiste, Steve Willis, also said that her death was unbelievable considering that it was untimely.

``It is a big loss to Nigeria because she was the Lady Gaga of Nigeria,’’ he said.

Willis urged his colleagues in the music industry to put in their best in order to leave a good legacy.

A gospel singer, Samson Mogekwu, known as Samsong, said ``I lack the words to express the sudden death of Goldie.

``it is unfortunate and the industry will miss her greatly.''

The news of the death of the sensational artiste, who was a housemate at the Big Brother Africa in 2012, broke on Thursday night.

Reports indicated that she died on Thursday night at Reddington Hospital in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The death threw the Nigerian entertainment world and the larger public into mourning.

Details of the cause of the death were sketchy at press time.

Also, the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), described the death as a huge loss, in a statement issued by Mr Chubueze Okereke, the Head, Media Communication and Strategy, in Abuja on Friday,

According to the statement, the artiste was reported dead at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 14, at Reddington Hospital, Victoria Island, Lagos.

``She was said to have complained about severe headache shortly after arriving from Los Angeles, U.S., where she attended last Sunday’s Grammy Award ceremonies" it added.

The statement quoted COSON Chairman, Tony Okoroji, as saying: "I am shattered by the terrible news of the sudden passing on of a young Nigerian woman working so hard to make a mark in a very difficult field.’’

Okoroji said her performances were exceptional and added that he had hoped she would be a force to reckon with in the music industry.

Also reacting, Mr Chinedu Chukwuji, the General Manager, COSON, said her death was a sad one for the country.

Chukwuji said Goldie was a star whose exceptional talent was visible in her art.

He said it was shocking and sad to have such a vibrant young lady gone at the prime of her life.

``At COSON we are deeply saddened and still trying to recover from the news.

``She is one of our own and we pray that God will give her family, friends, Kennis Music and Nigerians, the fortitude to bear this great loss," he added.

The statement said the late musician of Ekiti origin was renowned for her style of eclectic music, a style that gave her international recognition.

It said her newly released singles ``Skibo’’, ``Miliki’’ and ``Got To Have It’’ were enjoying massive air play.


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