The popular musician Nicki Minaj and Gilbert Arena have been in the limelight for the past few days. The duo is stirring a lot of controversy on the internet and even in the streets. When someone is obsessed with something, there is little that can be done to change their minds.
At the moment, Nicky’s boyfriend in stuck in Philly, but this doesn’t seem to bother the songstress. She has gone to Angola in the company of her girlfriends for a great performance that is set to happen. She actually posted a photo informing her fans about it. However, there is a lot of controversy concerning the performance. The famous singer accepted to perform during the Christmas festival, apparently sponsored by the unitel.
The greatest problem is that Nicki Minaj has been asked not to perform by the Human Rights Foundation. This is because the company sponsoring her is under the control of the Angola president who is said to be a dictator. In the open letter addressed to her, the organization is very clear warning her that the money she is going to be paid is coming from human rights violation and corruption.
According to the letter, the Santos family have been in power for over three decades, and they have been brutal and exploitive especially the country’s diamond and oil. The family has acquired a lot of wealth from this illegitimate fortune and to make matters one; the government is under their control. They imprison, harass and even kill politicians, activists, and journalists who come against the rule.
Thor Halvorssen is a famous human rights advocate and a great film producer. In 2005, he started the Human Rights Foundation during the spring. He had however started campaigning for human rights a long time ago. He started in 1989 in London when he founded the opposition that was against the apartheid happening in South Africa. Currently, he is the president of HRF. Thor Halvorssen is also believed to have founded the popular Oslo Freedom Forum and many other organizations. Over the years, he has been very instrumental all over the world, fighting for the rights of everyone.
The opinions and views he has have been spread everywhere. Numerous avenues have given his information. Some of these include the famous New York Times, Foreign Policy and many others. Numerous television stations have also aired his views. Some of these are, the Al-Jazeera, Fox News, and Daily Telegraph among many others.