Sensational artiste and ex-housemate at the Big Brother Africa in 2012 died on Valentine Thursday night, throwing the Nigerian and global entertainment industries into mourning.
She died on Thursday night at Reddington Hospital, in Victoria Island, Lagos, due to what the current CEO oF Kennis music record label, Dayo D1, alleged to be Pneumonia- An inflammatory condition of the lung—affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli.
Goldie, who had just returned to Nigeria from California where she attended the Grammy Awards with her record label, Kennis Music boss, Kenny Ogungbe, was also learnt to have died in the presence of a Lagos-based entertainer, Denrele Edun, who was in the hospital with her.
Susan Oluwabimpe Harvey, born in the early 1980s to very educated and successful parents, according to reports, started complaining of a terrible headache just before she was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival.
The first of four kids, Goldie attended the Green Springs Montessori Primary School and St. John’s College, Palm Groove, in Lagos while her music career remotely kicked off at the University of Sunderland where she was admitted to study Business Management.
Goldie was signed on to Kennis Music in 2010. and a few months later, she released her acclaimed debut titled, ‘Gold’. Her hit songs include ‘You Know It’, ‘Jawo Jawo’ and DTMB (Don’t Touch My Body).
Goldie, who became the final celebrity to exit the BBA7 star game house in 2012 as the 3rd runner up, has received a total of 10 awards, including Exquisite Lady of the year, Best Female Artiste award and City People Best Female Artiste of the year.
She has also been inducted as a Federal Celebrity Special Marshal, alongside other notable Nigerian Celebrities. The Law Students Society of the Obafemi Awolowo University recently issued her an Award for Musical Excellence under the category of Best Female Artiste of the Year. She has also been conferred a United Nations Youth Ambassador for Peace by the Federal Government.