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Nigeria’s Goldie of Big Brother Africa dead, celebs pay tribute

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The news spread like wild fire eliciting shock, disbelief and tears: Goldie Harvey, Kennis music act and BBA Stargame housemate has died at 31, on Thursday 14 February.

Goldie hit the limelight with her hit song, Say My Name and was, before her passing, clearly, the most prominent member of Kennis Music, aside from Capital Femi.

Known for her outrageous and dramatic dress sense, Goldie hit continental stardom after her turn on reality show, Big Brother StarGame, where she fell for the charms of Kenyan rapper, Prezzo.

Rumours of a marriage between the two started circulating recently, but Prezzo was quick to discount the news.

Goldie has been busy since her stint in the BBA house and has released a few singles like Skibobo, Miliki and Got to Have it. Skibobo in which she featured AY seems to have made the biggest splash.

Goldie attended the 2013 Grammy Awards at the Staples Centre alongside her label owners, Kenny Ogungbe and Dayo D1 Adeneye.

Kennis Music has released an official statement regarding her sudden death, which reads: ““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 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 7:30 in the evening. We consider this period a gloomy moment for us and the entire Nigerian music industry in view of the circumstance in which she passed away; the abundance of talent she exhibited in her short 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 sympathise with her family and fans all over the world and are 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.”

Her friends, Denrele Edun and Karen Igho as well as Head honcho of Kennis music, Kenny “keke” Ogungbe were at Reddignton hospital at the time of her death.

While celebrity friends have been mourning her on Twitter, her rumoured boo, Prezzo has remained quiet on social media with his last tweet published 21 hours ago.


Mercy Johnson: Waje ooooooo,am so broken,remember we all did dinner before d wedding,awww waje,am hurt

Waje: Am so hurt,so hurt.RIP my dear friend GOLDIE

Kalu Ikeagwu: Goodnight Goldie. Go rest after all the day’s work.

Audu Maikori: Honest I do not even have the words to describe how distraught I am with the news of Goldie’s death! Gods will be done. We mourn her deeply

Seyi Law: Thank you Lord for the Gift of Life…RIP Goldie Harvey, you’ll be greatly missed!

Lami Phillips: “The more i know;the less i understand” God keep your soul Goldie. Oluwa sanu fun wa.

Linda Ikeji: Finding it so difficult to sleep. Scared of closing my eyes. Young, vibrant people aren’t supposed to die so suddenly. RIP Goldie

Darey Art Alade: So sad hearing about Goldie…? big dreams gone just like that? Go well dear… Let’s celebrate her life #RIPGoldie

Stella Damasus: Rest in peace Goldie. We will miss you dearly. God grant your family the strength to bear the loss. It is well.

Terry Tha Rapman: God rest your soul, Goldie!

Banky W: My Goodness… i Just heard some terrible news.. RIP Goldie Harvey… wow. Lord bless her soul & have mercy on us all. 🙁

Keitta Ossei Massai: Goldie! R.i.P! God be with you!

Source: DSTV

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  1. rest in peace Goldie we will miss you

  2. So sad hey!may your sou£ rest in peace.

  3. I am saddened by the death of my star, cant have words to say to this all i can say RIP my star

  4. Babatunde olusegun

    It’s so sad to hear that the gold of music has just been taken away from us, R.I.P Goldie, may your soul rest in perfect peace.

  5. Wow i am lost for words… So sudden… May God’s will be done… RIP Goldie

  6. Goldie u were a true sweetheart, u’ll dearly b missed. RIP

  7. Rest in Peace Goldie. She had great charm and talent; so simple and kind-hearted. Sleep on dear. Such a great loss

  8. Dis is a bomb!quite unfortunate
    Adieu Goldie belove.

  9. May your soul rest in eternal.Goldie will miss you dear.I am sudden.R.I.P

  10. What a life…….GOD please stop this

  11. Be still and know that he is Lord! May your dearest soul rest in peace my precious Goldie…Oh! What a lose it is,robala ka kgotso!

  12. Goldie, Our EAST AFRICAN SISTER IN-LAW!! Rest in peace…

  13. A truly African girl, who kept the whole world glued in Big Brother show. R.I.P

  14. this life is really too short, be careful the way u live it. too bad Godlie died this way


  16. i will miss u GOLDIE may your soul rest in perfect peace

  17. Goldie harvey we wil realy miss u, RIP DEAR

  18. soo sad but some tymz life iz funny some wakes up gud bt tym runs up eventually u die soo sorry 4 her and 4 de family may god bless her soul and may her soul rest in peace

  19. i an my girls will miss you so much .farewell

  20. M.H.S.R.I.P RILLY SAD .

  21. oh no goldie may ur soul rest in peace

  22. Goldie may your soul rest in peace. its so sad but we can’t throw questions…..Gone too soon

  23. Rest in peace girl, U will b terribly missed

  24. RIP Goldy. You will be greatly missed.

  25. May you soul rest in peace my sister I dnt have words just speechlees nd shock nd heart broken I knw

  26. I as a Kenyan cant believe that we will nolonger see this vibrant artist again.let her soul rest in eternal peace

  27. we cant change bt we can only hope & pray the good Lord has it all worked out , will miss u Golden hearted

  28. God take of the golden heart which has stoped functioning in this world bt it with u

  29. I remember those days as ahousemate in BBA,its to sad.

  30. God take of the golden heart which has stoped functioning in this world bt it is with u

  31. Devasted by the passing on of my favourite girl Goldie.may her soul rest in peace.jacob matsekoleng from south africa.

  32. Omg am deeply hurt by her sudden death she was living her life like it is.RIP GOLDIE GOLDIE MISED ALREADY

  33. On behalf of my nation Zimbabwe,i’m very shocked with the sudden demise of the song bird Goldie.May her soul rest in eternal peace,and may the entire Nigerian country find solace in my heartfelt condolence.The shock still remains with us!

  34. Y? Our young artiste sayn bye bye…wel God knws d best RIP Goldie

  35. may your soul rest in peace.may GOD give strength to your family,close friends and your fans during this hard time.

  36. on behalf of your fans from KENYA ,R.I.P GOD loved you more.and may HIS will be done.

  37. Ohoooooooooooo……………………..lovely GOLDIE………………………..

  38. I missed all d funny things u did last year in d BBA, we cant question GOD cus he knows the BEST.

    is too soon for to be gone we gonna miss you……. your misic will always be trade to remind us of you!!!


  40. The one with the Golden Heart,,,,May ur soul Rest In Peace..

  41. Soo sad may ur gently soul rest in perfect peace,goldie sun re o

  42. awwww am soo sad hearing this news R.I.P MY SISTER watchd u everytym on big broda da fights laughs fun u wer still lovely!! ur eyelashes i just cant believ id May your soul rest in Perfect Peace

  43. after d BBa show I realized how talented Goldie wz. I wz shocked and couldn’t believed what I saw on net. may Jah remember the little God you did and bring u back to life on the resurrection day. we shall miss u

  44. May her soul rest in eternal peace. she was doing well and really died too soon. Ohh lord, one would hardly understand what is happening nowadays. She will be missed by many of us

  45. it is sad to say that goldie is dead ;sorry for the lost

  46. may your soul rest in peace

  47. Golden my eyes are still red l can’t belive u are gone. What a world my God knows d best ,he alone sees all things ,he knows d heart of every man .dis is my own way of saying gudnight my girl rest in peace.

  48. May her soul rest in etenal peace

  49. May her soul rest in etenal peace goldie we mic u

  50. I dont even have words to describe the pain that ive now, Goldie your such a role model to me and all my siblings in South Africa May your soul rest in peace.
    God has done his will.

  51. Like realy,I still can’t believe that goldie is dead.I remember her last words on big brother where ik asked goldie why her dressing is all over the top’I dress for u ik’ she said, may the good lord rest your sole in peace.

  52. may ur soul rest in pace,goldie

  53. Awww tht awful news.we wil miss u Goldie may yur soul rest n peace & its a shame tht u were killed by Africa illuminati.rest in peace