Mariah Carey Criticized For Performing In Nigeria, “The Center Of The World’s Financial Crimes”

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American website RadarOnline has criticized Mariah Carey for accepting a gig to perform in Nigeria.

The blog cites Nigeria’s bad reputation as reasons why the singer should not have performed in the country.

According to RadarOnline,

Her show was at Access Bank’s Christmas Party which was also a farewell bash for the bank’s managing director.

And while Access Bank is a reputable financial institution, should Carey have known a few basics about the African nation before taking the paycheck?

Ironically — given that she was performing for bankers — it seems Carey wasn’t aware Nigeria is well-known as the center of the world’s email financial crimes! Nigeria is even part of the name — as in “Nigerian 411 Scams.”

Nigeria is also, according to the United Nations, the hub of human trafficking as “a source, destination and transit country.

AND, just for good measure, there are mass killings going on in two Nigerian states right now, and according to Human Rights Watch, the violence is being ignored by federal authorities.

“Systemic corruption in the Nigeria Police Force” is the problem, a HRW spokesperson told CNN.

The website has tried to paint Nigeria in a bad light with false facts, as there is no documentation or award that labelled Nigeria the center of financial crimes. There are also no mass killings going on anywhere in the country, except for the sporadic attacks by insurgent group Boko Haram.

This looks more like a vendetta against Mariah Carey with Nigeria being used as the excuse.



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  1. This writer seems to be biased in his article.

    He is also not properly informed, for an example, he wrote 411 instead of 419, how am I supposed to believe you if you would mention 411 instead of 419?

    Get your research conducted well before incompetent article like this one.

  2. Excuse Me,,….. Mr. Editor what makes Nigeria the Center for Global Financial crimes? Ho can you arrive at that conclusion based on some petty Emails people get in their Spam boxes that claim to emanate from Nigeria?
    Thats how y’all go around defaming entire populations through biased reporting….. more Financial crimes have their origins from within the US and other western countries than from Nigeria, okay??? You people should stop cooking up negative accolades to spice up your reports.

  3. is there a country that doesn’t have financial crimes or is because Nigeria is 2 underdeveloped 2 hide it… god punish them! no.matter how bad it maybe, it is my country.

  4. this guys are insane, so because it has financial crimes makes it unworthy of Maria carey’s presence. mtchew, then no 1 on that list should’t even have any international relation.

  5. this fat old broad is like the anti -christmas hag just cashing in on the holiday wherever she can-nice 20 year old photo of her boobs flopping out as always-cow bee-yotch is nauseating and just ruining christmas really-now just not in America but the whole freakin world-the ultimate give MeMe cash cow!!!

  6. I think writers are suppose to report material facts with independent judge. Writers are not suppose to profile people based on their color and country of origin. where did he obtained his material facts that Nigeria is the center of Financial crime? Secondly, what does Mariah Carey’s performance has to do with financial crime? Or do you want to persecute Mariah carey for performing in Nigeria?. I admire Mariah Carey and patronizes her record albums as Nigeria/American. I personally does not see any moral equivalency to this writer’s statement .In conclusion, I recommends he reverse this write up and apologies to Nigerians for lack of material evidence to support his statement.

  7. Americans generally are so arrogant it robs them of any intelligence they should have. Mariah has not come to perform for the Nigerian government. She is a business woman. The US will sell arms to warring nations which is business so why can’t Mariah perform at a private gig? Senseless article written by a senseless American and other senseless Americans will jump on the band wagon. They feel they are to determine which country an artiste should not perform in. Any artiste that pays them attention is just as senseless. Go Mariah!

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