Popular American rapper, Cardi B, has achieved some notable milestones in her career as a musician. Despite being an American musician, Cardi B also has a huge fan base in Nigeria, and I am one of her fans.
Cardi B is sometimes seen as a controversial celebrity due to her feud with other celebrities, her raunchy song lyrics and posts on social media. However, there are sometimes Cardi B has done with respect to Nigeria that really got a lot of attention.
1) Cardi B's visit to Nigeria and donations to an orphanage home in Lagos State.
Recall that Cardi B visited Lagos State, Nigeria, in December 2019. Her visit to Nigeria brought a lot of international attention to Nigeria, and it helped to promote the good image of Nigeria abroad.
While in Lagos, she visited an orphanage and donated hundreds of feminine products, bottle water, diapers and many food items. This act of generosity touched the hearts of many Nigerians home and abroad.
Source: The Guardian
2) Cardi B indicated interest in applying for Nigerian citizenship.
Barely one month after her visit to Nigeria, she indicated her interest in applying for Nigerian citizenship in a social media post. She said this in response to the possibility of a World War 3 as a result of Donald Trump's issuance of an airstrike that killed Iranian general Qassein Suleiman, which led her to consider leaving America.
This tweet amazed many Nigerians and we were excited that she chose Nigerian over other African countries. In response to this tweet, former NIDCOM chairman, Mrs Abike Dabiri, urged her to apply, that we are ready to accept her as one of us.
3) Cardi B showed support for Nigerians during the #EndSARS protest.
Source: The Guardian
During one of the largest protests ever held by the Nigerian youths titled "EndSARS", Cardi B showed her support for Nigerian youths through numerous posts on social media.
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