The belongings of late hip hop star and Big Brother Africa Housemate was yesterday, May 1, auctioned at her residence, 30B, Ologunkutere Street, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The property of the singer, who passed on February 14, 2013 shortly after returning from the last Grammy Award, was displayed for sale and some of the items include her house fittings, a 72” Pioneer flat screen television set, camera, glass cups, personal effects some of which had not been worn such as clothes, shoes, jewelries among other things.
However, Goldie’s costume, as ordered by her husband, Mr. Andrew Harvey, is to be sent to the University of Lagos Creative Arts Department. Also, Engineering Text books belonging to her husband are to be sent Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech). Other items for sale which are still left unsold include her 500 ML Mercedes Benz. Proceeds from the auction, according to information released by late Goldie’s family, will be sent to Project Alert, a charity organisation she was associated with when she was alive. To action the property for the family was Mrs. Akinkuotu and Deji Adetayo.
Mrs. Akinkuotu gave reason for giving the proceeds to the NGO. She said the family are not interested in the proceeds are they are comfortable and do not the money.
Among those who came to buy from the items is Engineer Isaac who showed interest in the artiste’s concrete hanger. Although, he wasn’t seen bargaining for the item, it wasn’t certain if he eventually left with it. Others present were not willing to talk to the press.
Mr. Raymond Bola-Brown, Head of Highgroove Radio, a friend to Mr. Harvey who granted this reporter audience, also used the opportunity to clear the air on the late singer’s marriage. According to him, Mr. Harvey, the late singer husband was married but was divorced before he married the singer.
On the story that the woman in question happens to be Goldie’s friend, Mr. Raymond dismissed the story. He said, “It’s not true that they are friends.”
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