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Nigerian Singer Goldie Harvey Dies After Returning From Grammy Awards [PHOTOS]


Nigerian singer, Goldie Harvey, has died. She was 31.

Harvey passed away Thursday (Feb. 14), just after returning back to Africa from the Grammy Awards.

News of Harvey’s death was made via her Facebook page. “It is with heavy heart that I have to inform you all that Goldie passed this night shortly after arriving Lagos from LA,” the posts reads. “May her soul rest in the eternal peace of the Lord – Admin!!”

Harvey is said to have complained of a headache and was taken to Reddington Hospital in Lagos. She was pronounced dead on arrival at 7:30 p.m. local time.

Kenny Ogungbe, the CEO of her record label, Kennis Music, expressed sorrow over the loss. “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,” he said in a statement. “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.”

Harvey wasn’t nominated for a Grammy but went to the show, participated in the festivities, and was spotted at a party with Ciara.

Born Susan Filani, she won several awards in Africa, and was linked to Kenyan rapper, Prezzo–who was headed to the West African country to shoot a reality show with her. Harvey previously appeared on Big Brother Africa, and was set to start work on a new project, The Africa Invasion Album.

She is survived by her parents and siblings.

See photos of Harvey below.

Photos: Facebook

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  • NYC Gal

    Although I never heard of Goldie, I’m sorry to hear about her sudden death. My condolences go out to her family and close friends.

  • Purple_Tattoo

    I think she could have made a name for herself in the states.

  • CriticXtreme

    All these fake folks with no talent, thrive while those with true talent are taken away. The fake ones must have a deal with the devil. Rest in Paradise, Goldie Harvey.

  • Not to speak ill of the dead, but hopefully this was not a result of some hard partying her system may not have been accustomed to in L.A, an just a freak coincidence. just saying.

  • turthsyrum

    Ju Ju…. evil cult witchcraft someone was jealous of her in nigeria and went to a witch doctor in the bush happens all the time in nigeria and even in the US

  • Britt

    set-up……or voo doo…..someone was mad or jealous….smh…..

  • marcello geno

    If it was a bad headache, could have been a brain aneurism, tumor, meningitis so many possible medical issues that come on sudden and can kill very quickly, how sad 🙁 I will have to look her up, didn’t know her or her music….

    • CDS

      Sounds like she had an aneurysm — I’m sure an autopsy was performed to find out. I’ve had the same thing happen to me, I thought I was having a sinus headache after being rushed to the hospital by ambulance the doctors found I had a brain aneurysm and I made it the hospital just in time. May she R.I.P.