Governor of Ekiti State – Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has expressed shock at the death of the pop star. 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 commended 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 a 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 had been eclipsed.
He noted that the works of the artiste brought joy to her fans all over the world, adding that he derived consolation from the fact that although Goldie is dead, her music would remain in the hearts of her fans and admirers all over the world.
Fayemi 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.
“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.