Over the weekend, Access Bank of Nigeria Plc, brought in American singer, Mariah Carey, to perform at its end of the year party as well as the send-off event for their outgoing Managing Director, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, but that action has not gone down well with some people in that country as a United States of America online site, RadarOnline.com, has come out to blast Nigeria, calling the country the home of fraudsters, scammers, drug pushers, terrorists and human traffickers.
The site described the performance by Mariah Carey as a disgrace to the United States, saying she should “have thought twice before agreeing to accept the pay check of the bank.”
After the singer posted a picture of herself on her Instagram page with the title, “Backstage in Nigeria,” the online site reported thus:
“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 419 Scams.
“Nigeria is also, according to the United Nations, the hub of human trafficking and a source, destination and transit country.
“And, just for good measure, there are mass killings going on in 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.
“Carey isn’t the first performer who has taken a paycheck for appearing in countries known for terror, death and fraud.
“In 2011, Beyoncé sang for Muamar Gadhafi’s sons and Jennifer Lopez performed in Turkmenistan.”
What do you make of RadarOnline.com's tirade and should Access Bank have spent the whooping amount of money they did to fly in the songstress to perform at their party with the many engaging Nigerian artistes available?