Highlife singer/atilogwu dancer Arinze Ejiofor, whose promising career was cut short when he perished in an auto accident in 1988. His son, Chiwetel, has gone on to a distinguished career as an actor.
Eva Alordiah is a rapper, singer, dancer, model, makeup artist, writer and a very close friend of the late singer, Goldie Harvey. She published this emotional letter titled “My Dear Goldie!! My Few words in Many phrases” on her blog some minutes ago…
How do i begin this? It is already too difficult to talk about you using words like “Was” when i really want to say “is” and “Would have been” when my heart whispers “Would be”.
This is absolute insanity. How one minute you are here, Vibrant, Happy, excited about all the work you have mapped out for 2013..How you stayed cheering me on, telling me how you admire me..how you want to be there to help. You stoop low enough till i can hop on your back and bear my weight on your shoulders, regardless of the luggage you already have on yours.
Isn’t it ironic how everyone hated you for this and that..when all you ever wanted to do was entertain them. What’s sad? They still have something bad to say even in your absence. I am sad! You were here before me, and when i stepped my skinny legs in this wicked place to explore my music, You were one of the few out doing something different. You stood out like yolks stand out of egg whites.
How you handled this evil, self-centered, “i-have-only-bad-things-to-say” people for as long as you did is what baffles me.
You exhibited such strength, such outstanding emotional stamina that it seemed like you could do all wrong in their eyes and still stand, here, entertaining us from the bottom of your heart.
We had a conversation to finish Goldie! Remember? Now i feel like i would never be able to tell you what really happened contrary to what everyone thinks. I remember the last time i saw you, you were so mad at me for not telling you about me leaving the Label. And with good reason too! You hooked it all up didn’t you? So Goldie. Always ready to help. Sad when your friends are sad.
You said to me “Ehnnn? Eva you are not signed? Isssaalie! Are they blind? Let me talk to —- for you sharp sharp. He just got this new deal mehhnn, you must rock it oh. I won’t stop disturbing him till he signs you.”
And off you went! You took it upon yourself to make sure your friend asked me to sign with his label. And how so stupid i was not to have told you first the minute shit hit the fan…I hope the little i was able to explain to you was of any good. *sigh*
All that is gone now.
Even you are gone. Life is Crazy.
I am grateful today, that i had the pleasure of working with you Goldie boo, traveling, touring, doing shows with you. I loved you from day one! Fresh into the university and without a clue what i wanted from life, there you were on my TV screen doing what most women didn’t dare. Even i didn’t understand you at first. But i understood this one fact “You were YOU!” And it hit me right there. I finally realized what i wanted to do with my life. I wanted to be me. ME! Without a care in the world what “they” say as long as i am me. No compromise.
You didn’t just inspire and motivate me, you have kept me here.
If it wasn’t a phone call to find out if i was okay, it was a BB message to make me laugh my heart out.
My Dear Goldie, My sister, My friend…. I cannot ever answer the question why..but i know that God never works without purpose. So i am not going to ask why either.
I am going through a lot right now, this is one of those times we would have had a BB conversation and you would have put my worrying mind at ease. But then i think about it, like you always noted, “I haven’t even scraped the surface of what you have”.
All the times you cried and carried the pain in your heart like an artery, all the times you thought about giving it all up and let your tears flood up your pillows like rain…They didn’t see that. Yet the little they saw they hated. They mocked. Their shallow minds could not comprehend it. 95% of these are the same who have turned around now in your passing to offer words of kindness that you longed for while you were here. Haha !isn’t it amazing how they suddenly see how creative your videos were? Nwannem! Odikwa very strong tin!
You are gone now my love, as much as it kills me to type that out, i have to face it. If you are sitting on the right side of God our father, please beg him and intercede on my behalf while i Pray. As i go through the sort of things that you did, as i struggle to become somebody my parents are proud of, as i face this wicked place and its wicked people all by myself, as I say Goodbye to Friends who have become Foes overnight, as i stand in the midst of people who hate me for no reason and take it upon themselves like a day job to bring me down..Intercede on my behalf dear Goldie. May the Lord answer my prayers…the same sort you prayed while you were here.
Thank you for letting me into your world even for a short time. What great blessing it is to have known the real you. The soft, kind-hearted, always-ready-for-a-good-laugh beautiful girl that you were..
I’m too sad.
Rest in Peace my friend..in the beautiful wonders of everlasting eternity where no one judges you.
It’s the month of love!
We’ve got 54 unique ways to show your love–one for each country within Africa.
And if you want to learn how to say “I love you” in 54 African languages, start practicing with our language list!
Algeria: Read a love poem written in French, one of the languages of Algeria
Angola: Give a back massage with palm oil, sourced in Angola
Benin: Listen to a bedtime story sung by Angelique Kidjo from Benin, a Grammy-Award winner
Botswana: Buy a piece of jewelry—maybe a ring?—with diamonds mined in Botswana
Burkina Faso: Serve a gluten-free sorghum beer, brewed in Burkina Faso
Burundi: Bake heart shaped cookies with sugar exported from Burundi
Cameroon: Make a ceramic heart-shaped dish, with the clay found in the highlands in Cameroon
Cape Verde: Drink Portuguese-style wine, made in the vineyards of Cape Verde
Central African Republic: Make a rich, vanilla-flavored tapioca pudding for dessert, made from cassava imported from Central African Republic
Chad: Listen to a love ballad played on a kinde, a harp from Chad
Comoros: Delight in a triple-thick vanilla milkshake, flavored with natural vanilla imported from the Comoros
Congo-Brazzaville: Learn to paint at the Poto Poto School of Painters in Brazzaville, Congo
Congo-Kinshasa: Watch the film When We Were Kings, about Mohammad Ali’s famous match against George Foreman in Kinshasa, known at the time as the famed “Rumble in the Jungle”
Cote d’Ivoire: Buy a gold mask to hang on the wall, from extensive collections crafted in Cote d’Ivoire
Djibouti: Get a hand-woven wool rug from Djibouti to keep your feet warm
Egypt: Purchase tickets to the Cairo International Film Festival
Equatorial Guinea: Drink a cup of osang tea, grown organically in Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea: Read My Father’s Daughter by Hannah Pool, a heartwarming book about an Eritrean girl adopted by a British family
Ethiopia: Wake up to the smell of coffee, made with beans sourced from Ethiopia
Gabon: Obtain a stone sculpture of a woman’s face, items for which Gabon’s artisans are famous
Gambia: Take a bird watching trip for two around MacCarthy Island, an ornithologically rich part of The Gambia.
Ghana: Serve authentic Ghanaian dark chocolate, the birthplace of the cocoa bean
Guinea: Take a stroll down the streets of Conakry at sunset
Guinea-Bissau: Pound away on a dried calabash, or gourd, which is used to make music in Guinea-Bissau
Kenya: Try purple tea sourced from Kenya, a country considered by connoisseurs to be among the best tea producers in the world
Lesotho: Travel to the Oxbow, one of the only places in Africa to go skiing
Liberia: Sing the lyrics to Michael Jackson’s Liberian Girl: “You know that you came and you changed my world”
Libya: Enjoy bazeen, an unsweetened cake made with barley flour and usually served with tomatoes and eggs
Madagascar: Purchase a blue sapphire gem, extracted from the sapphire mines of Madagascar
Malawi: Find a nyau mask, still used by the Chewa people for initiations and important events
Mali: Plan a romantic dinner with a desert view in Timbuktu
Mauritania: Hand make soft bed linens from the ultra soft tie-dyed cotton fabric from free-trade cooperatives in Mauritania
Mauritius: Have your hotel arrange a white linen and china dinner for two on the beach at sunset
Morocco: Buy a token of love in one of Morocco’s many souks
Mozambique: Experiment with a marimba, a type of xylophone native to the country
Namibia: Express your inner child by sandboarding down the sand dunes
Niger: Wrap yourself and your lover with a traditional hand-woven wedding blanket in colorful patterns
Nigeria: Listen to the soulful rhythm of Zombie, one of Fela Kuti’s most acclaimed albums
Rwanda: Perform the Intore, the most famous, traditional Rwandan dance for your loved one in private
Sao Tome and Principe: Savor Corallo Chocolate, voted by some to be amongst the world’s best organic chocolate
Senegal: Give your valentine a sand painting, made from Senegalese volcanic sand, beach sand, and dune sand
Seychelles: Visit the white, sandy beaches on the island of Mahe, while indulging in the French-African creole culture
Sierra Leone: Drink Star Beer, produced by the national brewer, Sierra Leone Breweries
Somalia: Read Crossbones by Nuruddin Farrah, a novel about a family returning to Somalia
South Africa: Uncork a rich, red Merlot from the Cape winelands, and give your lover a bouquet of protea flowers, the national flower of South Africa
Sudan: Read the poem The Trees Have Passed, by formerly imprisoned poet Mahjoub Sharif
South Sudan: Take a rafting expedition along the White Nile river and get a glimpse of wildlife along the untraveled section of the Nile
Swaziland: Light your bedroom with the gentle and romantic glow from Swazi candles
Tanzania: Indulge in a konyagi, an indigenous, gin-like beverage
Togo: Hang a zota painting (which is made with scorched wood and smoke) made by Paul Ahyi, the designer of Togo’s flag
Tunisia: Visit a hammam, a traditional Tunisian public steam bath
Uganda: Take a romantic safari in one of Uganda’s many safari parks
Zambia: Wrap your gift in a tonga basket, which are woven by Tonga women, renowned for their weaving abilities
Zimbabwe: Propose to your loved one at Victoria Falls with a platinum engagement ring, with platinum exported from Zimbabwe.
”Nigerians, why are yáll so WEAK to think my acct has been hacked when u see a shocking status. Don’t u have people that KEEP it REAL in Nigeria?,” she posted when people reacted to her post on the ‘Yorubas’.
Now read what she wrote on her Facebook page below;
1. Igbos are the wisest Nigerians. If they were all deported to Imo/Anambra/Enugu, the Economy of Ibadan will collapse!
2. Anyone WORSHIPING with Adeboye and Oyedepo are in a C.U.LT. they are all risking DEATH like Jim Jones congregation.
3. Yorubas treat Hausas terrible. They are not ur sooya slaves!
4. Good Morning, its 9.15am in the City of Angels. (Real Angels)
Stop messaging me about an AGENT of the DEVIL!
5. One of my children was raped by a govt official at age 4. It was covered up. It has eaten me up inside for years and I am now on the phone with his US Senator while Im (sic) here. I want justice for my son.
6. Why are most of my FB fans in Ng MEN? Could it be the women are jealous and intimidated?
7. Madam Governor Lifestyle: YES I carry Guns around Ibadan. There are 5 of them and I owned them legally in the USA.
8. Madam Governor Lifestyle: NIGERIAN WOMEN, you irresponsible bitches that feel that I should have stayed in an abusive relationship at 26 need to know that domestic violence should not be tolerated in Nigeria.
9. Nigerian Muslim women, I know I rippped yáll last month and u gave me 1500 comments and failed to go burn the streets down. I’m one of you. Remember keep those HIJABS clean. I have had to cover my nose smelling ppl’s heads while waiting at the bus stop. Also it is absolutely NOT necessary to rinse your vagina during an abolition. Hands, legs and head ONLY.
My statuses are designed to read the Nigerian mind and mentality. I want to fix this country and being a politician is not the only way to do it.
10. I once proposed to AKON in Canada. He loves Nigerian women.