Cardi B / Photo Source: Instagram

Friday’s announcement by American rapper Cardi B that she will be performing in Nigeria and Ghana next month has been met by both excitement and jealousy on the part of her fans.

There is excitement in Ghana and Nigeria, where she’ll be performing but jealousy on the rest of the continent – where fans want her to visit their countries.

Cardi B wrote on Instagram: “Africa. I’m coming!”. Thousands have responded.


One user wrote: “Welcome to Nigeria we love you” while another said: “We are waiting for you, Cardi.”

But one disgruntled fan, who appears to be based in Kenya, responded: “What about Nairobi? where you also have millions of fans.”

South Africans had similar comments.

Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, is best known for her hit Bodak Yellow.

In 2019, she became the first solo female artist to win Best Rap Album at the Grammys.