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In the midst of South Africa’s mourning over 30 year old woman shot dead by South Africa’s National hero OSCAR PISTORIUS, Nigeria received a big blow below her belt last night with a disheartening news of KENNIS MUSIC Songstress Susan Oluwabimpe Harvey popularly known as GOLDIE HARVEY. She was confirmed dead by doctors at the Reddington Hospital in Victoria Island, Lagos. It started as a rumor but after phone calls and text messages, one of which was from her close popular friend Denrele Edun, it was confirmed that Nigeria’s version of Lady Gaga GOLDIE HARVEY is dead.
Famous for her dress sense and golden hair-do, multiple award winner and Big Brother Africa Star Goldie just arrived from the US, where she was a guest at the just concluded Grammy Awards. It was reported that she complained of a headache and later slumped. The 28 year old singer was then rushed to the Reddington hospital in Victoria Island, Lagos where she passed on. According to shocked Denrele Edun in tears, “…She died in my arms…”
Goldie was set to kick off a reality TV show alongside her close pal Denrele Edun but little did she know that the 14th of February (Valentine’s Day) was going to be the end to all her dreams
Read the Official Statement from KENNIS MUSIC, Goldie’s Record Label
On behalf of Kennis Music, I’m sad to officially confirm the shocking and untimely passage of Nigeria’s pop star, Goldie Harvey. With a deep sense of loss, we announce the shocking death of our darling music star, Goldie Harvey.
Goldie, 31, died on Thursday after she complained of a severe headache at her Park View residence shortly after her arrival from the United States where she went to witness the Grammy Award. She was rushed to her official hospital, Reddington, Victoria Island, Lagos, where doctors pronounced her dead on arrival.
We consider this period a gloomy moment for us and the entire Nigerian music industry in view of the circumstance Goldie passed away, the abundance of talent she has exhibited in her but eventful music career and the various opportunities her trip to the United States of America would have availed her. She is survived by her father, step- mother, brothers and sisters. We deeply sympathize 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 still devastated by the sudden loss.”
Meanwhile, the remains of Goldie, who hails from Ekiti State has been deposited in the mortuary of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos. Goldie represented Nigeria at the Big Brother Star Game in 2012. Her latest effort, she described as three nawti singles from her forthcoming African Invasion album are “Skibo”. “Miliki” and ” Got To Have It,” are presently enjoying heavy rotations on radio and TV stations across the continent. Burial arrangements will be announced by the family. May her soul rest in peace.