Jelani Maraj Biography
(Nicki Minaj's Brother)
Birthday: November 27, 1978 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Port of Spain, Trinidad
Jelani Maraj is a Trinidad and Tobago-born convicted rapist and paedophile currently facing a potential 25-years-to-life prison sentence in New York, USA. His trial garnered widespread media attention as he is a brother of the rapper and pop singer Onika Tanya Maraj, who is better known by her stage name, Nicki Minaj. Originally from Port of Spain, Maraj, along with his siblings, moved to The Bronx in New York City in 1988 to live with their mother, who had relocated there before them. He grew up there and witnessed his sister’s meteoric rise to stardom. By all accounts, he also found some success as an entrepreneur. He was the owner of the Ozone Park Daycare in Queens and was planning to set up another branch in New Jersey. In late 2015, Maraj was arrested and charged with repeatedly raping an 11-year-old girl at his home in Long Island. In November 2017, he was convicted of the charges at a Nassau County courtroom in New York and is facing the probability of being sentenced to 25 years in jail. In October 2018, the presiding judge ordered a juror misconduct inquiry in the case.