Popular Nigerian television host, Denrele Edun has open on why he keeps on visiting the grave of Nigerian professional singer and Big Brother Africa star Susan Oluwabimpe “Goldie” Filani Harvey even after seven years of her death.
Denrele Edun who was a close friend of the late singer, has been visiting her grave every year on Valentine’s day February 14 which is the day Goldie died in 2013.
In a chat with Sunday Scoop, the television host revealed that his visits to her grave every year is his own way of keeping Goldie’s memory alive.
“I go there every year and I can authoritatively say that I have been the one going there for the past seven years. It is not about going there because I want to get attention or I want to be in the news. No, it is my own little way of protecting my friend’s legacy and making people remember her. I am not going to come up with a controversial agenda.“
It is my little way of letting people remember that there was once a Goldie, there still is a Goldie and there will forever be a Goldie. Anytime I do that, people remember her. Some stations play her music and it might just be for that day but somehow, she is remembered, appreciated and loved on Valentine’s Day. No matter my schedule, I make sure I visit her grave every Valentine’s Day. It is so weird because the guards at the grave usually expect me. That is the only way I can communicate with her.”
Edun went on to revealed that, he had not being in touch with the late singer’s family.
“I have not been in touch with them since she passed on. I have no idea if anyone has been there. We all mourn people differently. When she initially passed on, we were in constant touch but time passed and everyone has gone their separate ways,” he said.
According to him, he would continue visiting Goldie’s grave until he got a revelation to do otherwise.
Denrele, who took to social media recently to share his experience with the husband of a friend who said he didn’t like him, said things like that don’t get to him.
“It is different when people tell you they don’t like you upfront, so you already know what you are dealing with. I can take open confrontation but when it comes from the action (of the person), I am a very strong-minded individual. As humans, we try to decipher what warranted such behaviour from someone who doesn’t know one’s story and it is not reciprocal because one doesn’t hate that person. I feel everyone is entitled to their views. You know my name not my story. You don’t know what I have been through. I like good energy. I am a positive-minded person and I don’t want to cross paths with these people. Honestly, I am not bothered.”
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