Nicki Minaj Gets $200,000 To Perform in Nigeria
Nicki Minaj is going to be paid a whopping $200,000 to perform in a Christmas carnival in Nigeria where majority of the population of over 158 million people live from hand to mouth on less than a dollar per day and over 33 million are jobless with majority of the people living in blighted areas without clean water and without electricity.
Nigeria is one of the most corrupt and insecure countries in the world according to Transparency International where thousands have been attacked and killed by the dreaded Boko Haram Islamic terrorist sect and their fellow Hausa Fulani herdsmen on rampage in the Middle Belt and northern regions, and innocent citizens being kidnapped and robbed in other states.
The following is a detailed report from Nigeria.
American female rapper Nicki Minaj is said to be among the International acts to perform at this year’s edition of the Africa’s biggest street party, Calabar Carnival. News reaching us say the “Young Money” artiste will pocket $200, 000 USD for her appearance at the event.
Calabar Carnival festival in Nigeria, was created as part of the vision of making the Cross River State in Nigeria, the number one tourist destination for Nigerians and tourists all over the world. The carnival which begins on every 1st of December to the eve of the New Year has boosted the cultural mosaic of Nigerian people while entertaining the millions of spectators within and outside the State, and boosting industry for all stakeholders.
The Calabar Carnival has come a long way since it started 2004, when the past governor of Cross River State, Mr Donald Duke had a vision of making his state the hub for tourism and hospitality in Nigeria and in Africa. The Carnival presents a perfect platform for brand visibility for consumers and market awareness. Recently, Cross River State and Calabar has become the pride of Nigeria and Africa as far as tourism, carnivals and hospitality are concerned.
The event has hosted top Nigerian musicians, Nolly-wood Actors, Politicians and international artistes. Over the last 4 years international artistes like, the late Lucky Dube, Akon, Fat Joe,Joe, young Jeezy, Nelly, Kirk Franklin, and many more have thrilled the large crowds of Nigerians and tourists from outside the country.
~ SOURCE: NAIRALAND.