EVER since the announcement of the death of pop singer, Goldie Harvey (born Susan Olawabimpe Harvey on October 23, 1983), became public knowledge, fans and colleagues around the continent have continued to express shock and grief at the demise of the vibrant performer.
Kenyan rapper, Prezzo, who was romantically linked with Goldie following their love affair as housemates on the Big Brother Stargame TV show, has responded to the shocking loss of Goldie to the cold hands of death.
Prezzo paid a touching tribute to Goldie via his Facebook page expressing his grief and shock at the passing away of a valuable talent and a woman that was close to his heart. He wrote: “God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not meant to be. So He put His arms around you, and whispered ‘come with me.’ With tearful eyes, we watched you, as we saw you pass away. Although we love you deeply, we could not make you stay. Your golden heart stopped beating, hard working hand at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us. He only knows the best.”
Rumours of a marriage between Goldie and Prezzo had been making the rounds with the Kenyan reported to be ready to pay her bride price, while wedding arrangements were said to be a top gear.
Sources close to Prezzo also revealed that Prezzo was also getting set to head to Nigeria to be part of the shooting of a reality TV show that was set to be staged by Goldie and Denrele Edun when the news of her unfortunate death came to him.
Meanwhile, Kennis Music released an official statement, signed by Kenny Ogungbe in the early hours of Friday concerning the untimely death of the pop star. The statement read thus: “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.
“She 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 Awards. She was rushed to her official hospital, Reddington on 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 circumstances Goldie passed away, the abundance of talent she exhibited in her 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.”
The remains of Goldie, who hails from Ekiti State, have been deposited in the mortuary of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos.
Goldie represented Nigeria at the Big Brother Stargame reality TV show in 2012.
She had her early education at the First Green Springs Montessori Primary School and then St. John’s College, Palm Groove, Lagos before studying Business Management (B.Arts) at the University of Sunderland, UK.
She began her career in 2006, releasing her debut album titled Spin Me which had four major tracks ‘Komole’, ‘Nothing has Changed’, ‘Shift’ and the self-titled song ‘Spin Me’.
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