Aziza Kibibi endured years of torment by the man who should have protected her from harm. According to reports by New York Daily News, Kibibi was molested by her father, Aswad Ayinde, from the age of 8 until she was 23-years-old.
Five pregnancies occurred due to the sexually abuse; one child died due to a condition caused by inbreeding. Ayinde also forced Kibibi to stay home and would not allow her to attend school. But while Ayinde was keeping his daughter as a sex slave, he was becoming a famous hip-hop video director. In the mid-90s, Ayinde directed The Fugees’ video “Killing Me Softly.” The video and song catapulted Lauryn Hill’s career and won an MTV Video Award. But Ayinde claimed he was mentally ill during his short rise as a director.
He later revealed that he impregnated Kibibi and his other daughter because the world would end and his offspring would be chosen. The physical suffering came to an end in 2006 when Ayinde was arrested and sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Kibibi has attempted to move beyond the tragedy by blogging and writing a memoir called Unashamed. She also works as a chef and is studying to achieve a degree in communications. Soroptimist, a female empowerment organization, heard about Kibibi’s attempt to overcome adversity and decided to give some assistance. The company recently gave Kibibi a college grant for $10,000 that will help Kibibi finish school.