The late Goldie Harvey was one artiste under Kennis Music label. Since the announcement of her death, news has been circulating concerning the different lifestyle she lived. Solomon Nda Isaiah looks at another side of Goldie, probably not known to many.
Goldie Harvey met her death when she returned to Nigeria from United States of America where she went to witness this year's Grammy Award.
Since her death, a British man by the name Andrew Harvey is claiming to be the husband of Goldie and that they were married since 2005. To back up his claim, he has posted more than 58 pictures of their wedding,a move that is currently generating heated debates in the social media.
Before now the only known boyfriend of the late Nigerian musician was Kenyan singer Prezzo, therefore the relationship with the Briton is indeed surprising going by the late singer's fame. The question on everybody's lips therefore is: how could she be married for the past nine years and the story of her wedding or that her oyibo husband was hidden to the public until when she past away.
In a recent interview, Mr Harvey went further to say he and his late wife, Goldie Harvey, had an agreement that they would not bear children until this year being 2013 for reasons best known to them.
Most Nigerian celebrities and their foreign counterparts would pay for any media hype for a marriage of sort.
It is unfortunate that a lot of people didnt know about the secret side of the late star, even close friends like Derenle didnt know about Goldie's marriage status.
Another mindblowing account is that the British man was once married to the late singer's best friend known as Ifeoma. The gist is that Goldie snatched Mr. Harvey from Ifeoma, when the two were leaving toghether in London and eloped to Nigeria with her best friend's husband and got married to him secretly,.
There is a gist that Goldie married Mr. Harvey based on material things she could gain from him. According to an insider, the late singer after squandering the man's money aboundoned him. "She rendered that man useless, took all his money and right now Andrew Harvey is lying in a hospital in Malaysia," the source said.
However, it was learnt that Goldie went to Malaysia to visit her sick husband before going to USA for the Grammy, and came back to and developed illness that killed her.
Some opined that the late Goldie was a desperado, who wanted to grab money and fame at all cost; two quest that made her to see herself at the BBA, where she messed up with Kenyan music star, Prezzo, a married man.
Now, how do people believe she was indeed still legally married before her death? This question is coming based on how she amorouly carried her self in the Big Brother house; an act that was totally unAfrican,especially a married African woman.
So,why is Mr. Andrew Harvey busy posting their so-called marriage pictures now?
Some said that may be the man has now realised his mistakes.
They adviced him to pray for quick recovery from his sick bed in Malaysia, afterwhich he should go back to Ifeoma, his first wife that gave him two beautiful kids, and beg for forgiveness.
According to a report , Ifeoma Harvey will soon talk to the press for the real story on how her misery began from the hands of her ex-best friend Goldie!
The is an excerpt from the interview with Andrew Harvey, where he spoke on Goldie passing away, and of cause.....PREZZO.
When did you wed her? And were you still married as at when she passed yesterday (being Valentines Day)?
We wedded in December 2005 and were very much married when she passed. Indeed I was talking to her on arrival in Lagos before the fateful event.
I see you moved back to England. Do you have another family?
I work in Malaysia, we have a private home in UK, I do not have a second family.
Also did you have kids together?
No kids, we were planning this year.
There had been speculation for many years that she was married to an 'Oyinbo' man. But no one could lay hands on anything. Why did you keep it a 'secret'?
Our private life is nothing to do with work life, there has to be a balance.
How did you hear of her death? I found out you last saw her in December?
I was talking to her on arrival in Lagos before the fateful event.
How did you meet her? She must have been very young?
I met her at a friend's leaving party and fell in love straight away, but had to work hard to persuade her I was genuine.
So you will be planning to come here for burial rites?
Yes I have applied for visa and shall come next week.
But how did you manage the Prezzo drama?
Prezzo was part of BBA game, just like in the movies, there was nothing to fear.
But funny it dragged way beyond BBA
It dragged because the media dragged it, other wise it would have died naturally. Prezzo will say anything to get attention.
Do you think he fell in love? And did you ever think Susan liked him for a minute...?
People fall in love and it's not impossible to love more than one person, but there are different levels. She liked him initially, but began to despise him and distanced herself as he tried to use her she complained he was very manipulative
How did you come about your alias 'Oyibopeppay?
Oyibopeppay is a name used in the villages for white man getting burned in the sun.
Also in a related development, Derenle, the late Goldie Harvey's best friend and in who's arms Goldie died said Lagos is waiting for hospital report before the Candle Light Night date will be fixd, but said he was very sure it would be next week.
He also said for those who are coming out with different stories about Goldie, ' shame on you. Why wait till she is dead to tell your stories? Go tell it to the birds. Thank you.'