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


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

  1. lydia says

    rest in peace Goldie we will miss you

  2. Enter your name.pu£eng.. says

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

  3. Thompo says

    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 says

    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. Enter your name... says

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

  6. boijane says

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

  7. Rest In Peace says

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

  8. Enter your name... says

    Dis is a bomb!quite unfortunate
    Adieu Goldie belove.

  9. Adeyemi Adisa says

    Really sad news!

  10. Enter your name... says

    RiP Goldie

  11. josphat mwansa says

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

  12. kelvin K'RICHE says

    What a life…….GOD please stop this

  13. Tsholofelo nqulu says

    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!

  14. Patty Eusebio 'Ziro' says

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

  15. jimm says

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

  16. omalicha says

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

  17. Enter your name... says

    R.I.P Goldie……wat a loss

  18. Isaac Gyan Snr says


  19. reli says

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

  20. Godstime Dedje (G.BOY) says

    Goldie harvey we wil realy miss u, RIP DEAR

  21. dvjcyroo says

    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

  22. pizaro says

    i an my girls will miss you so much .farewell

  23. JOLLEN says


  24. mags says

    oh no goldie may ur soul rest in peace

  25. Marian J Benedith {cherrie} says

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

  26. meria maganga says

    Rest in peace girl, U will b terribly missed

  27. Enter your name...yedao says

    Good night D Golden girl. RIP

  28. TJ OYAIDE says

    RIP Goldy. You will be greatly missed.

  29. jane mogale says

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

  30. Anonymous says

    RIP,African Queen!

  31. Dennis Kisara says

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

  32. Enter your name... says

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

  33. mawaraidzo says

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

  34. Dennis Kisara says

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

  35. mawaraidzo says

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

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

  37. Dipsy@RSA says

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

  38. Anonymous says

    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!

  39. Esther says

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

  40. silvana lelesit says

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

  41. silvana lelesit says

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

  42. Enter your name... says

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

  43. Ruth I.D Victor says

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

  44. MANGO says

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


  45. TERRY says

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

  46. aderonke says

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

  47. SAMEERA says

    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

  48. yono says

    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

  49. Enter your name... says

    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

  50. egbuzobi olivia says

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

  51. dineo mokone says

    may your soul rest in peace

  52. isioma c says

    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.

  53. Enter your name... says

    May her soul rest in etenal peace

  54. Enter your name... says

    May her soul rest in etenal peace goldie we mic u

  55. Grace says

    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.

  56. Nkele says

    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.

  57. victory says

    may ur soul rest in pace,goldie

  58. Astro says

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

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