Nicki Minaj urged to cancel concert in Angola

The Human Rights Foundation says Minaj is being paid by money raised from corruption.

FILE: Nicki Minaj. Picture: www.mtv.com

JOHANNESBURG - Hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj is being urged by the Human Rights Foundation to cancel a concert in Angola on Saturday.

The New York based organisation says Minaj is being paid by money raised from corruption and human rights violations.

Minaj has been engaged to perform at a Christmas party in Luanda for the communications firm Unitel.

The company is owned by Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos, who has become Africa's richest woman.

The Human Rights Foundation says Minaj is a global artist providing creative inspiration to millions and there's no reason for her to do business with the corrupt Angolan dictatorship.

Angolan rapper Luaty Beirão has been jailed since June along with 14 other critics of dos Santos.