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Carol Maraj

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Mother of superstar rapper Nicki Minaj, as well as Minaj's siblings Micaiah, Brandon, and Jelani. She is a gospel singer, songwriter and playwright. 

Before Fame

Until Nicki was five years old, she and her husband were living in America without her and looking for work and a home for the whole family, leaving Nicki to live with her grandmother.


She has worked as an accounting clerk, a foreign exchange teller at the National Commercial Bank, and a nursing assistant.

Family Life

She is the tenth child of eleven total kids who were raised in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago. She married her husband, Robert Maraj, when she was 20 years old. 

Associated With

Her superstar daughter Nicki Minaj shared a photo of the two of them to celebrate Carol's birthday in December 2020.