Carol Maraj

by anupama Wed Jul 28 2021
Carol Maraj

Carol Maraj is the mother of the most famous female rapper in the world, Nikki Minaj. She comes from African and East Indian ancestry. 

The early life of Carol

Carol was born on December 24, 1959. She was raised and brought up in Saint James, Trinidad, and Tobago

Her family was the first family in the locality to have access to proper drinking water and television facilities. 

They also had the first-ever concrete house in their community. She grew up with ten other siblings, she being the youngest. 

During her childhood days, one of her brothers had a mental illness which made their life pretty hard. 

When her brother was eighteen, he was spotted destroying everything. He was destroying louvers in the windows. 

He was suffering from an obsessive-compulsive disorder which was the cause of his repetitive episodes. 

His degrading mental health made her childhood and family’s lives chaotic and hard to live. She and the rest of her siblings had a tough time growing up. 

A Gospel Singer

Carol Maraj was a gospel singer. 

She was born into a strict Christian family, due to which she was involved in singing during various religious and ceremonial events. She mostly sang in churches. 

Educational Qualification

Carol studied at St. Agnes Anglican School, where she completed her primary level. 

After completing her primary school, she went on to study at Tranquility Government Secondary School, from which she completed her high school. 

Carol did not go to university because of financial difficulties and a toxic family environment, which made it hard for her to focus on college. 

Married at 20

Carol was married to a man named Robert Maraj, from whom she got her last name. She was only twenty years old. They tied the knot on May 4, 1980

Carol Maraj with her late husband Robert Maraj
Carol Maraj with her late husband Robert Maraj. Source: Pinterest

Her husband Robert was born on July 12, 1956, and raised in Saint James, Port of Spain. He also grew up in a strict Christian family. 

His mother was of Afro-Trinidadian descent. His father was of Indo-Trinidadian descent. 

He grew up being aware of different ethnicities and cultures, and he feels blessed to belong to such a mixed ethnical background. 

He was the eldest son of his parents. He has a sister named Suzie Maraj. She is an entrepreneur. 

Carol’s children

Carol was blessed with four children with Robert. The pair first had their son named Ming Maraj. After giving birth to a son, the couple was blessed with three daughters.  

Their names are Micaiah Maraj, Jelani Maraj, and Onika Tanya Maraj

Her daughter Nicki Minaj’s real name is Onika Tanya. She was born on December 8, 1982. She is thirty-eight years old. 

Carol Maraj with her daughter Nicki Minaj
Carol Maraj with her daughter Nicki Minaj. Source: Pinterest

Abused by husband

Carol was highly abused by Robert. Her spouse was a drug abuser and an alcoholic. He also had mental issues and a violent temper. 

He used to discourage his wife and children. He used to beat her most of the time. Carol was helpless and could not leave the house because of financial difficulties. 

Due to less financial resources, she had to stick with her abusive and unhealthy partner. 

In December of 1987, Robert burned down their family home while Carol was inside. Luckily, she was able to figure out how to exit safely and soundly. 

The untimely death of her husband

Carol’s spouse passed away on Saturday, February 13 of 2021. On Friday, February 12, 2021, he was hit by a car. 

This tragic incident took place in Long Island, New York. The culprit showed no remorse and escaped the spot as quickly as he could. 

After the accident, a pedestrian immediately called an ambulance, and he was taken to the hospital. 

His condition was supercritical as he had lost a heavy amount of blood. The doctor declared him dead the very next day. 

Carol has now filed a lawsuit of one hundred fifty million dollars against the driver who was responsible for Robert’s death. 

Net Worth

The earnings of Carol has not been revealed. The net worth of her daughter is given below:

Net WorthSources
$85 millionRapper, songwriter, singer

Age, height, and weight

  • Carol is sixty-one years old.
  • Her height and weight have not been revealed.

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