Stevie Godson is a career journalist and columnist based in South Africa’s beautiful Eastern Cape. She started her career in England as a news reporter but once in South Africa, concentrated on entertainment.
Ms. Godson edited two music magazines and was associate editor of another, but made her name as a critic and columnist for the much-lauded Rand Daily Mail, which led the media fight against apartheid for decades. She was an as entertainment publicist for Sun City, handling such stars as Queen, Elton John and Rod Stewart, and also wrote original lyrics for three Extravaganzas. Ms. Godson then moved to Bop Broadcasting Corporation as head of media relations, where she also had her own books program on one of the organization’s TV stations. In the mid-1990s, she joined BMG Music as head of local music, signing some of SA’s biggest acts.
In 2000, she moved from Johannesburg to the coast, and edited a weekly newspaper before joining the Daily Dispatch as a columnist and copyeditor. As the newspaper’s “grammar guru,” she rewrote the publication’s style guide. Ms. Godson was a director for 11 years of Primedia Broadcasting, SA’s largest independent radio corporation and a founding member of the National Association of Broadcasting. She also served on the national music industry body, Asami."