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Carol Maraj, mother of hip hop artist Nikki Minaj, coming to Central Park

Later this summer Woodbury's Central Park will play host to a special guest - Carol Maraj, the mother of best-selling hip hop artist Nikki Minaj.

Maraj will be speaking at Central Park Aug. 19 about her efforts to release a gospel album, as well as a bit about her famous daughter, accoridng to a press release announcing the event.

Maraj is coming to the event thanks to Woodbury resident and musician Ryan Daniels, who will be assisting Maraj with her album with his production company Zandolee Media.

Daniels is also Maraj's nephew, thus making him Minaj's cousin.

Carol Maraj will be at Central Park Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 and space is limited. For more information e-mail Zandolee Media at or call 763-412-0286. To purchase tickets, please visit