Although it’s been three years since one of Nigeria’s most daring female singers and entertainers, Goldie Harvey, passed on to the great beyond, her friends, family, fans and loved ones are yet to forget her.
The former House Mate of Big Brother Africa 7 died on February 14, 2013 from complications following hypertensive heart disease after attending the Grammy’s. Over the weekend, one of Goldie’s closest friends, Denrele Edun, paid a visit to her graveside at Ikoyi, Lagos. It was a solemn moment for the controversial Nigerian Celebrity and TV personality, as he reminisced on the good times and bad times he spent with his very good friend, Goldie Harvey.
Denrele also wrote a touching piece expressing his love for Goldie, how he missed her and how he is working on every single thing they talked about before her death. He captioned the post ’23:10:1981 – 14:02:2013.’
GOLDIE: Closed eyes, heart not beating but a Living Love!
I promise to carry on with our contagious smiles,
The same one that would light up a room the minute you walked in.
I promise to laugh and continue to never take myself too seriously,
I promise to love harder and forgive faster.
I promise to be content, in every sense of the word.
To be thankful for the air in my lungs,
and the EIGHT years I was blessed to know and understand you, OLUWABIMPE SUSAN GOLDIE HARVEY.
I promise to try and have a bigger heart (larger than the one I already have) as you always told me to.
To be selfless.
To know what I have, and know what I can give to others who are not as fortunate.
I promise to grieve that absence of your physical being for only a moment.
And then I promise to set you free.
I promise to never give up on others but when I get to breaking point, Kick their asses to the kerb as you always told me to!
I promise to be a friend and a confidante as you were.
To be a helping hand, a shoulder to cry on or a set of ears to simply listen.
And I can promise you this . . .
I have always promised to open my heart to you when I fall in love and when I fall apart.
When I eventually get married and become a father (you always said I was excellent with Kids and I would spoil mine rotten).
I promise to let you hear every giggle and feel every hug.
To know every new heartache (Yes o, still the hopeless romantic that I am with recent heartbreaking stories that you would have loved to hear!).
and let you be there for every triumphant moment…
The most important promise I can make,
despite all my excesses and Gemini madness,
A promise that carries the equivalence of all the rest combined is this…
I promise to make you proud . . . Heck yeah, World Domination is still our portion (I’m still working on everything we spoke about, pushing harder than ever, never relenting . . .)
With all that I am,
I love you everyday and now I will miss you everyday.
May her gentle soul continue to rest in peace.