News about Nigerian musician and former Big Brother housemate Goldie have left many in shock. Goldie who had just returned from LA where she attended the Grammys is said to have died from brain seizures.
Before confirmation from her record label, there was a lot of confusion online over her death. Her 'manager' Teejay Star said it was a hoax. However her record label president confirmed that indeed she was dead hours later.
"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, Ikoyi, Lagos residence shortly after her arrival from the United States where she went to witness the Grammy Award," said the president, Keke Ogungbe.
Celebrities took to Twitter to mourn her death and console Prezzo and Goldie's family. "This is hard to believe, still hard to register. You will be dearly missed. RIP Goldie. We miss you already. You were about to change Africa in ways we can't even understand now. You are my sister, always," said Navio with whom she recorded Miliki with.
Another shocked celebrity was Tanzania's MTV VJ Vannesa Mdee. "Wow, eternal rest grant to her oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her #RIPGoldie". "Just woke up to news that our sis-in-Law Goldie has passed on. Gone too soon. I pray and hope this isn't another social media Hoax". Goldie is survived by her father, step- mother, brothers and sisters. She represented Nigeria at the Big Brother Star Game in 2012.