When we saw the screaming cover page of PM News declaring that Nigerian music star Goldie died of drugs, we were shocked. We quickly grabbed a copy of the paper from the vendor and leafed through the pages, only to discover that the allegation wasn’t even confirmed. It was the usual “according to sources…unconfirmed sources for that matter”. And again we ask ourselves, are we going to continue to pummel Goldie even at death?
Here is what PM News wrote:
Nigeria’s music diva, Susan Oluwabimpe Harvey, popularly known as Goldie, who died Thursday night may have died as a result of doping complications, close sources to her said.
According to the source, “She had complications from the use of dope. I guess things went wrong this time around.”
The evening paper claimed to have obtained similar information from a second source close the musician.
“She had been into this drug stuff for some time now. I guess that contributed to her death,” said the second source to the paper.
While the drug version of the story is not yet confirmed, it does bring to mind some worrisome questions about Denrele’s role in all this.
From all the reports gathered by Nollywoodgossip, Goldie was at home with Denrele. And if she did die of drug complications, was she doing the drugs with Denrele? Is Denrele using drugs too? It’s been reported severally that Denrele was the person who drove Goldie to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. So what exactly happened just before she was rushed to the hospital? It’s clear now that only Denrele can tell Nigerians the truth. But like most things that happen in this country, we may never know the truth.