Saturday 19 September, 2020

Nicki Minaj returning to T&T for Carnival 2020

Nicki Minaj in a scene from her video Pound the Alarm, shot in T&T in 2012.

Nicki Minaj in a scene from her video Pound the Alarm, shot in T&T in 2012.

American rapper and singer, Nicki Minaj, will be visiting Trinidad and Tobago for the Carnival season.

She made the announcement in a brief Instagram post on Tuesday night. 

See the IG story below: 

The entertainer has featured Trinidad and Tobago Carnival in her past work - coming to T&T in 2012 to shoot her video for her single Pound the Alarm. Minaj recreated scenes from Carnival for the video - women, including the rapper herself, decked out in an array of Carnival costumes, moko jumbies, jab molassies and cameos from soca stars Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons.  

Nicki was born Onika Tanya Maraj in St James, Trinidad.

Among her many accolades, she has received 10 Grammy award nominations. 

Her first solo album, Pink Friday, peaked at No 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2011. The album spawned five Top 40 singles: "Your Love," "Check It Out," "Right Thru Me," "Moment 4 Life," and "Fly." It got her two American Music Awards for favourite rap hip hop artist and favourite rap hip hop album.

She won the same categories in 2012 for her second studio album, Pink Friday Roman Reloaded, and again in 2015 for The Pink Print.

Nicki has also won BET, MTV, VMA and People's Choice Awards among many others, over her more than a decade long career, paving the way for other female artistes behind her. 

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