FunFact: Provocative rapper Nicki Minaj’s parents are gospel singers!
Did you know that Nicki Minaj’s real name is Onika Tanya Maraj?
Onika was born on December 8, 1982 at St. James, Trinidad and Tobago. The singer, songwriter, television personality and actress, is best known for her flowing quick-spoken rap style and provocative lyrics. Her popular song Walkman and Radio are just amazing to listen to.
Whats more! Nicki Minaj is also regarded as one of the richest female rappers in the world.
But few know that her father, Robert Maraj, a financial executive and part-time gospel singer, is of Dougla (Afro-Trinidadian mother and Indo-Trinidadian father) descent. Her mother, Carol Maraj, is also a gospel singer with Afro-Trinidadian ancestry.