Goldie musician
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Susan Olabimpe Filani (Goldie), was a colourful Nigerian hip artist known for bizarre costumes and strong stage personality. Stage named Goldie, Olabimpe was born 1983 and grew in a family where music was the only bright spot in a three-way life that revolved round home, school and church. Her mum was a managing director of a bank and from an illustrious family in Ijebu; her dad, hailing from Ikole Ekiti, was a director in a new generation bank. In her conversations, she often gave herself off as cerebral.

Goldie studied Business Management at the University of Sunderland where she was part of a small music group and did a couple of demos. When she returned to Nigeria, she focused on her date reminder services, but rediscovered music when she started talking to radio workers in course of her business. Goldie Joined Kenny Ogungbe’s music label in 2010 with her debut album titled, Gold, apparently from the appellation she recounted was given to her because of her body’s hair colour. In 2012, she was announced as part of the seven celebrity housemates that would be part of the seventh season of Africa’s biggest reality TV show “Big Brother Africa” which was tagged – Star Game. On Valentine’s Day, 2013, she died in a Victoria Island hospital.

Tope Apoola
Profession: Writer