Carol Maraj

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Mother of superstar rapper Nicki Minaj, as well as Minaj's siblings Micaiah, Brandon and Jelani, who was married to Robert Maraj. She was a gospel singer, songwriter and playwright.

Before Fame

She and her husband were living in America without Nicki and looking for work and a home for the whole family, leaving Nicki and to live with her grandmother until the age of five.


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

Family Life

She is the tenth child of eleven total kids who were raised in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago.

Associated With

Her superstar daughter Nicki Minaj nicknamed her Mika.