Nigerian female singer Goldie died last night at Reddington Hospital in Victoria Island, Lagos. Goldie had just returned to Nigeria from California where she attended the Grammy Awards with her record label, Kennis Music boss, Kenny Ogungbe.
Report says she started complaining of a terrible headache just before she was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Early this morning, a lot of her fans have gathered at Reddington Hospital trying to find out exactly what killed the popular singer.
While security men are trying to control the crowd, the current CEO oF Kennis music record label, Dayo D1 said she might have died of Pneumonia- An inflammatory condition of the lung—affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli.
Another account said the artiste had suffered deep vein thrombosis, a blood clot resulting from being seated in one place during long hours flight from the US. Reports say such incident is dangerous if it hits the heart
As a musician, Goldie started her career in London, with a pop rock group. Her impact in the last BBA House was remarkable, in view of her betrayal by Kenyan Housemate, Prezzo, with whom she had an intimate moment.
“I can’t define my relationship with Prezzo, but I do know that in the house I came to care for him very much. He was the closest person to me in the house. I never saw any of these things that people outside saw. I am almost not believing it somewhat, but I hold no grudge against him. I still think he’s a great individual and at the end of the day, such is life,” the singer had said in an interview after her eviction from the competition.
Meanwhile, the remains of Goldie, who hails from Ekiti State, has been deposited at the mortuary of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos.
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, expressed shock on the death of the multiple award winning pop music star.
The Governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olayinka Oyebode, described the death of the artiste as a “big blow to the global entertainment industry.”
He praised Goldie for representing Nigeria well in last year’s edition of Big Brother Africa competition where she won millions of admirers.
Fayemi also described Goldie’s death as a great loss to Ekiti State as the late star hailed from Ikole-Ekiti, headquarters of Ikole Local Government Area of the state.
With Goldie’s death, Fayemi said a bright star from Ekiti, whose impact in the entertainment industry reverberated across the nation and the world stage, has been eclipsed.
In her short but eventful life, Goldie was an ambassador of Project Alert, a world renowned non-profit making organisation. She was the president of the organisation aimed at advocating zero tolerance for all forms of violence against women and young girls. She won more than 10 awards, including Exquisite Lady of the year (ELOY), Best Female Artiste Award and City People Best Female Artiste of the year.