Goldie Harvey

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Goldie Harvey
Birth name Susan Oluwabimpe Filani
Born (1983-10-23)23 October 1983
Lagos, Nigeria
Died 14 February 2013(2013-02-14) (aged 29)
Lagos, Nigeria
Genres R&B, pop, rap, electropop
Occupation(s) Singer, rapper, songwriter, television personality
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–2013
Labels Kennis Music
Associated acts Jaywon, Baba Keke, Jay Marins, Navio, A.Y.

Susan Oluwabimpe "Goldie" Filani Harvey (23 October 1983 – 14 February 2013) was a Nigerian professional singer and a Big Brother Africa star.[1]

She was married to Andrew Harvey. She graduated from the University of Sunderland in 2007 with a BA in Business Management.[2]

Goldie had won several African music awards[3] including the Top Naija Award. She appeared on Big Brother Africa in 2012 which was her first TV appearance. Allegedly, she and rapper Prezzo another BBA housemate had a close relationship.

After returning home to Nigeria from the 2013 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, she complained of a headache and was rushed to hospital where she was later pronounced dead.[4][5][6][7][8][9] It was revealed through an autopsy, conducted by The Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, that the Nigerian pop star died of ‘hypertensive heart disease,’ which triggered an “intracerebellar hemorrhage." [10] Goldie, 29 years old at the time of her death,[11] was laid to rest at the Vaults and Gardens, Ikoyi, Lagos.[12]


  • 2010 - Gold
  • 2011 - Gold Reloaded

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Prize Nominated work Result Ref
2011 The Headies Best Collabo "You Know It"
(featuring eLDee)
Nominated [13]


  1. ^ "Nigerian singer Susan 'Goldie' Harvey dies in Lagos". BBC. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Our Gold Star….". Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Nigerian singer Susan 'Goldie' Harvey dies in Lagos". BBC. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Nigerian Singer Goldie Harvey Dead Following Trip to Grammy Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Nigerian singer, reality star Goldie Harvey dies". NDTV. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Nigerian singer Susan 'Goldie' Harvey dies in Lagos". BBC. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Nigerian artist Goldie Harvey is dead". Daily Nation. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Nigerian pop singer, Goldie Harvey is dead". Business Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ "Goldie Harvey’s Rutopsy Result Released…Died of Hypertension". Vanguard Media Limited, Nigeria. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Nigerian singer Susan 'Goldie' Harvey dies in Lagos". BBC. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Goldie Harvey buried in private ceremony". The Vanguard. February 25, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  13. ^ Arogundade, Funsho (26 October 2011). "2011 The Headies: 2Face, Darey, MI, Others Win Multiple Awards". P.M. News. Retrieved 28 February 2014.