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.