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Is this Jidenna’s New Girl? Meet Nigerian-Russian Rosalyn Gold-Onwude



Rosalyn Gold-Onwude & Jidenna (1)

As is the Nigerian culture, when your “brother” is dating someone you have to get to know her.

After Jidenna walked the red carpet at the 2016 BET Awards with Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, new reports have emerged that the two of them have been dating for the past three months.

It was Ros’ first time hitting the BET Awards and she was super excited about it.

According to MTO, she is one of the “most eligible bachelorettes in the game” and “NBA players have been trying to pick her up for YEARS now, to no success”.

In 2015 she was linked with Drake after photos of them surfaced online.

Rosalyn & Drake in December 2015

Rosalyn & Drake in December 2015

Who is Rosalyn Gold-Onwude?

Rosalyn Gold-Onwude 1 Rosalyn Gold-Onwude

Popularly called Ros, she was born in Queens, New York to Pat Gold and Austin Onwude. Her mother is Russian and her father is Nigerian. She used to play high school basketball at Archbishop Molloy High School but a knee injury finished her senior season early.

The 29-year-old basketball analyst calls games for ESPN, Pac-12 Network and the WNBA’s New York Liberty on MSG. She is also a reporter for the Golden State Warriors, and the San Francisco 49ers.

In 2011, she was invited to play basketball for the Nigerian National team in qualifiers for the London Olympics.

We can’t wait to see them out and about again!

Rosalyn Gold-Onwude & Jidenna (2)

Photo Credit: Getty Images/David Livinston | Twitter

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  1. trudy

    June 28, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    I thought she was dating chris rock?

  2. trudy

    June 28, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    oh never mind. chris rock is megalyn

  3. keke driver

    June 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Na you ask question, na you answer, bo shey ma n bere niyen. (na so e dey start)

    • TakeMeToMaldives

      June 28, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      and just like that , a celebrity is born unto BN. welcome dear. be prepared for some loving as well bashing when necessary

    • NationalSquirrel

      June 28, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      Bellanaija will feature any ibo girl

    • Moyo

      June 28, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      Loooooooooooool, please @keke driver don’t kill me this afternoon. I almost burst out laughing in my office

    • omo

      October 17, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      I burst out laughing!

    • NationalSquirrel

      June 28, 2016 at 6:28 pm

      Lmao. O ti fe ya were.

  4. Prince

    June 28, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Jidenna fine shaaaaaaaaaaa. Good together

  5. Le coco

    June 28, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    jst wait fr sm random promoter to invite her to host a show in naija .. wHether or not she knows how to.. Nd then she will take a group photo with naija celebs in lagos and you will see 2baba on the front row standing a little to close for comfort.. lol

  6. NationalSquirrel

    June 28, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Hmmh. I nearly vex die with jealousy. But she is Nigerian. So I am happy.

    • Dreamer

      June 28, 2016 at 6:58 pm

      Be “jealousy”-ing there. If you won die, do it alone o.
      Don’t go and date ppl in ur own league. Na every male celeb wey hook up you got they display online jealousy.


  7. NationalSquirrel

    June 28, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    By the way this is the 4th Russian nigerian I have come across named roseline or Rosalyn. Them like that name well well

  8. Tai omo yoruba nimi

    June 28, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    They look so good together ..almost alike sef but if these two have kids together they will be supremely beautiful

    • jade

      July 5, 2016 at 1:46 am

      Supremely beautiful? based on them being mixed or what? All i see is their kids will look more white which is not equivalent to being beautiful.

    • Babos

      August 21, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      Oh,well Fila people and other Africans are white (Berber) mix and very Beautiful

    • Babos

      August 21, 2016 at 10:06 pm

      Fula,fulani people.Tuareg

    • omo

      October 17, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      You are woke sistah!

    • Mimi

      April 9, 2017 at 3:20 am

      What????????? That’s a stupid ass comment

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    June 28, 2016 at 10:15 pm

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  10. Nana Ote

    June 28, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    They said she has a bad knee but Nigeria still invited her to play for the team. It is well.

  11. Marian Cortesi

    June 29, 2016 at 12:04 am

    You left out a big five years of Ros’ life — she played basketball at Stanford University (sat out her soph year with another year injury) and graduated with a masters degree in Sociology and Business. Gorgeous, yes, but way more!

  12. Sinati

    June 29, 2016 at 6:24 am

    Ros Gold-Onwude is way more than a pretty face. She has won two Emmy’s in her career so far. She is a graduate of Stanford University, like Jidenna, where she earned an undergraduate and graduate degree. She was a member of the powerhouse Stanford women’s basketball team under Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer and one of the best defenders that ever played for the Cardinal. Her mom and VanDerveer were roommates in college.
    She is also close friends with Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike and played with Nneka at Stanford.

  13. Ewa

    June 29, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Her boob game is on point..

  14. lola carey

    June 29, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Black men and white women…I meant her dad!

  15. love

    June 29, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Yes this article is incomplete- they both went to Stanford and she played BBall in College…find the dating story intriguing- their body language doesn’t reveal that to me but we shall see I guess.

  16. ok

    May 27, 2017 at 12:26 am

    minor correction – her mother, Patricia Gold, is American, not Russian.

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