Nicki Minaj

By | January 27, 2016

Though she is popularly known by Nicki Minaj which is her stage name, she was actually named Onika Maraj by her parents after she was born in Trinidad. Her father, Robert Maraj, is a Trinidadian of Indian descent while her mother, Carol Maraj, is Trinidadian with African ancestry. Nicki Minaj has two siblings from her parents.


Ethnicity – Indo-Trinidadian and Afro-Trinidadian

Name Onika Tanya Maraj
Date of Birth December 8, 1982
Birth Place Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago
Occupation Rapper, Singer and Songwriter
Parents Father : Robert Maraj
Mother : Carol Maraj
Sibling Brother : Brandon Lamar
Brother : Micaiah Maraj
Brother : Jelani Maraj
Sister : Ming Maraj
Nicki Minaj Height 5.2 feet / 1.57 m
Education LaGuardia High School
Languages English
Relationship Status Dating
Boyfriend Meek Mill (Dating)
Safaree Samuels (2002-14)
Sun Sign Sagittarius

Nicki Minaj, who is now an American rapper and singer, was raised in Trinidad partly by her grandmother until she was five when she joined her parents in USA. This move has actually being of great blessing to her as she has risen to fame as a rapper. She began her music career fully in 2007 at the age of 25 and she has done enough to be recognized as one of the best female rappers in the world.

Nicki Minaj is signed to Young Money Entertainment, a record label headed by American rap lord, Lil Wayne and her association with this record label has contributed greatly to her career. As a form of recognition for her music career, she was awarded Best Female Hip Hop Artist at BET Awards for a record 5 consecutive times.

Nicki Minaj currently has 3 albums to her name with lots of singles. She has also been featured in few films such as The Barber Shop 3 and The Other Woman. She dated Safaree Samuels for a long while before separating in 2014. She is currently dating rapper Meek Mill.

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