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Money in the Bank, Don’t Care What You Think…Nicki Minaj performs in Angola despite Opposition

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Nicki Minaj AngolaNicki Minaj performed in front of a huge crowd of fans in Luanda, Angola last night. The rap superstar was reportedly paid $2 million to headline the concert hosted by Unitel communications, a company which is in large part controlled and owned by the family of Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

President Dos Santos who has been in power since 1979 is accused of enriching his family and friends while majority of Angolans live in poverty. His daughter Isabel has been listed as a billionaire and one of the richest women in the world.

Human rights and anti-corruption activists had appealed to Nicki Minaj to cancel her performance.

Jeffery Smith of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights center said;
‘Nicki Minaj is following in the footsteps of Mariah Carey, callously taking money from a dictator… who has effectively and ruthlessly choked free expression. This sustained crackdown on basic human rights in Angola has swept up activists, opposition members, journalists and even musicians.’

She ignored their advice, arrived in Angola and happily rocked the stage.
Arrival in Angola Nicki Minaj

Photos from the concert including her tribute to President’s daughter Isabel.
Nicki Minaj Angola 2

Oh no big deal...she's just the 8th richest woman in the world. (At least that's what I was told by someone b4 we took this photo) Lol. Yikes!!!!! GIRL POWER!!!!! This motivates me soooooooooo much!!!! S/O to any woman on a paper chase. Get your own!!!! Success is yours for the taking!!!!! #Angola thank u to the women who brought me out here as well.

Oh no big deal…she’s just the 8th richest woman in the world. (At least that’s what I was told by someone b4 we took this photo) Lol. Yikes!!!!! GIRL POWER!!!!! This motivates me soooooooooo much!!!! S/O to any woman on a paper chase. Get your own!!!! Success is yours for the taking!!!!! #Angola thank u to the women who brought me out here as well.

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Photo Credit: Instagram – Nicki Minaj

11 Comments

  1. zeal

    December 20, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Lol. Nicki be like ‘abeg activist don’t pay for gucci and other designers I put on or take care of my million dollar house etc’ hehehehe.

  2. Observaunt

    December 20, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    After making your own money through heaven knows what activities and sanitized it with your foundation you now want to come and be giving somebody advice on the moral implications of their paper chase? Biko take some seats.

  3. zee

    December 20, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Bitch better have yur money!!!! way to go girl??

  4. bruno

    December 20, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    u career will soon be over

    nicki minaj is so dumb and has no single idea. reading her instagram post, she sound so dumb and shallow, she sounds like toke makinwa I swear.

    8th richest woman in the world? how did she make her money?

    this is what u called selling ur soul to the devil. this is tge same thing that happened in nigeria when mariah carey came to nigeria to perform at an access bank event. did u know some weeks before she came to Nigeria to perform, access bank fired over 200 of its workers. mariah carey was paid 1 million dollars.

    • Bey

      December 20, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      At least if her career is over she has +$2m in her bank account. Music careers don’t last forever, you have to make enuf while ur still hot. And hot Nikki is ………. Hahahaha

  5. Bey

    December 20, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    What’s Nicki’s biz in politics, she’s just an entertainer…….. Abeg life is not that serious, she’s not chinimanda afterall, ppl shld let her be. You think she will turn down usd2m.

  6. emma

    December 20, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    You can’t blame her, activism doesn’t bring i the coins.

  7. tiana

    December 20, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    it just shows that just because you are in the music industry does not mean you are educated on current affairs. Its about the money and that is it – If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.

  8. Kike

    December 20, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Sure if ISIS asked she will also travel to Raqqa to perform. Alarmed at the comments that are glorifying corruption and human right violation. Remember it was human rights violation that killed Ken Saro-wiwa, Kudirat Abiola, it is corruption that causes travelers to die on unsuitable roads.

  9. eyong

    December 21, 2015 at 12:50 am

    Lmao! The fact that this organization has KENNEDY in it’s name alone means I don’t care what they have to say, because they themselves are dictators of a democratic kind. Or are her fans not also in Angola? Who gave them the right to dictate where she can and cannot perform? Or the Angolan fans are not worthy of her pressence? Rubbish. She is an artist not a politician. Give unto Cesar what is rightfully his.

  10. Chi-e-z

    December 21, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Abeg free nicki jor can she solve the worlds problems. Aren’t those mostly Angolans in the audience. They don’t seem to be complaining. They even tried to say the same thing when Mariah came to Lagos. Is this Intel only in Angola as they are getting business hustling… Anyways what do I know these supposed activists with questionable motives

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