Barely days after she came back from the Grammys, Nigerian popular singer and former Big Brother Africa (BBA) Housemate Goldie Harvey is dead.
Goldie, born Susan Oluwabimpe Harvey, who was reported set to marry Kenyan artist Prezzo this month, died on Thursday night at Reddington Hospital, in Victoria Island, Lagos. Her best friend, entertainer Derenle Edundeath, allegedly has confirmed her death.
Posts by her management on her social media platforms such as twitter and facebook, confirmed her death as well.
“It is with heavy heart that I have to announce to you all that Goldie passed on this night (last night) shortly after arriving Lagos from Los Angeles. May her soul rest in the eternal peace of the Lord… Amin,” some of the posts read.
“Goldie, 31, died on Thursday after she complained of a severe headache shortly after her arrival from the United States where she went to witness the Grammy Awards. She was rushed from her Park View, Ikoyi, Lagos residence to her official hospital, Reddington, Victoria Island, Lagos, where doctors pronounced her dead on arrival at exactly 7:30pm in the evening,” the statement posted on Facebook said.
“She is survived by her father, step- mother, brothers and sisters. We deeply sympathise with her family and fans all over the world and very grateful to all and sundry, especially, the vibrant Nigerian media for their concern and prompt reportage. We shall keep everybody informed as events unfold as we are devastated by the sudden loss.”
“With a deep sense of loss, we announce the shocking death of our darling music star, Goldie Harvey,” a statement from the CEO of her record label, Kennis Music, Kenny Ogungbe, said.
Goldie became more popular after she represented Nigeria in the Big Brother Africa (BBA,) where she met Kenyan musician Prezzo with whom she had an on-again off-again relationship.
Before embarking in entertainment career, Goldie attended Green Springs Montessori Primary School and then St. John’s College, Palm Grove before moving on to attend the University of Sunderland where she studied Business Management.
She was signed to Kennis Music label in 2010 and had her debut album titled Gold. Her most popular songs include, “You Know It”, “JawoJawo” and DTMB (Don’t Touch My Body).
Prezzo was at the recording of Churchill Show at the Carnivore Simba Saloon, where he talked about his relationship with Goldie.
In an interview which will be aired on Sunday on NTV, Prezzo said their relationship was at an advanced stage and he was preparing to pay dowry and make wedding arrangements.
According to http://www.nation.co.ke, Prezzo went to Nigeria to shoot a reality TV show with Goldie and he was stay there for a month.