“Fela Died Of Soldier’s Beatings, Not AIDS” – Ex-Wife, Laide Opens Up

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Laide Anikulapo-Kuti, one of the estranged wives of late afrobeat legend, Fela Anipolakuti has revealed what actually killed the iconic singer.

Laide, also known as Nee Babayale, made this revelation while speaking at an event ‘Fela and The Kalakuta Queens’, held at Terra culture in Lagos during the week.

She refuted reports that the icon died of AIDS in 1977.

According to her, Fela died from several beatings of soldiers not from AIDS as reported.

She said “Fela did not die of AIDS. I still wonder what gave them that impression.

“What killed Fela was the beating he received from soldiers for many years. He was always in pain because of the beatings and that affected his health seriously.

“I totally disagree that Fela died of AIDS.

She further disclosed that not much is being done to immortalize Fela.

“It is only Bolanle Austin Peters that is doing anything to honour him and his wives. Apart from her, there is no other person doing that.

“It is only the children that are doing Felabration and they are just doing it for their own pocket; it is not for us. Bolanle is honouring Fela today because she knows and appreciates what Fela stood for. I don’t know how old she was when Fela was alive, but she is still celebrating Fela after 20 years, a time when everybody has forgotten about us.

“When Bolanle called me and said she wanted to celebrate us, I was like ‘why, who are we?’ May God bless her soul for remembering the women that stood and fought with Fela? Since Fela died we have been completely forgotten. Bolanle really gave us honour.”

olowoinlionsden at 06:04 PM, 16 Dec 17 (1 month ago)
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Hmmm, Madam, you want to re write History. It was Fela's own senior Brother, Olikoye Ransom Kuti, a renowned Medical Icon that publicly declared that Fela had been infested with the Aids virus.
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xspraise at 06:18 PM, 16 Dec 17 (1 month ago)
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huh! i just dey pass oooo before soldier come slap 20years comot frm my age
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kacylee at 06:31 PM, 16 Dec 17 (1 month ago)
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come on woman why the revvelation now, why didnt u voice out when it was still fresh
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Moriseye at 07:13 PM, 16 Dec 17 (1 month ago)
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Madam, you are HIV positive.
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gogoman at 07:43 PM, 16 Dec 17 (1 month ago)
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AIDS is real!! but yet condom no dey sweet
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Floyd29 at 11:12 PM, 16 Dec 17 (1 month ago)
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Quote from: Moriseye on 07:13 PM, 16 Dec 17
Madam, you are HIV positive.
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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Haso112 at 12:21 AM, 17 Dec 17 (1 month ago)
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HAHAHAHA... SOME COMMENTS SHA, UNA NO GO KIL PERSON WITH LAUGH ABEG...
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Upbendel at 01:03 AM, 17 Dec 17 (1 month ago)
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The women should be saying the truth if really Fela died of HIV how many of the numerous wife have also died of HIV for the past 20years ?
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Upbendel at 01:06 AM, 17 Dec 17 (1 month ago)
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The women maybe saying the truth if really Fela died of HIV how many of the numerous wife have also died of HIV for the past 20years ?
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Haso112 at 07:28 AM, 17 Dec 17 (1 month ago)
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Quote from: Upbendel on 01:06 AM, 17 Dec 17
The women maybe saying the truth if really Fela died of HIV how many of the numerous wife have also died of HIV for the past 20years ?

HMMMM..... NICE WAY TO THINK ABOUT IT, ALL THOSE HIS PLENTY WIVES, WE DIDN'T HEAR OF THEIR DEATHS OOOO...
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Deltaboy1 at 07:39 AM, 17 Dec 17 (1 month ago)
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Quote from: Upbendel on 01:03 AM, 17 Dec 17
The women should be saying the truth if really Fela died of HIV how many of the numerous wife have also died of HIV for the past 20years ?
u spoke my mind.. how many of the wives have also died of same virus.. i concur with your statement
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zino2017 at 08:15 AM, 17 Dec 17 (1 month ago)
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People just want to talk and end up talking rubbish,the elder brother was under duress to declare that baba died of aids,how many of u visited shrine when baba was running the show,or his house at gbemisola when he was complaining about the torture they gave him in the last jail in went,it was when. They knew they have damaged him that was when they decided to release the man so he wont die in their custody,so abeg make una nor dey talk wetin una nor know,that man did not die from aids
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blowout at 09:56 AM, 17 Dec 17 (1 month ago)
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Fela died of AIDS. Period. Dr Beko Ransome-Kuti his brother was a man of integrity and a renown human rights activist who would never have said that Fela had AIDS if he didn't. Fact is that Fela never believed there was anything like AIDS. If only he accepted he had AIDS and took the required drugs he might still be alive today. People no longer die of AIDS if u take the right medication, so his wives not dying of AIDS doesn't prove they don't have it or that Fela didn't have it.
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ruthie at 11:52 AM, 18 Dec 17 (1 month ago)
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ABEG MADAM...STOP DREDGING OLD STORIES...DUDE IS DEAD..AND DIED FROM AIDS...
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BournIdentity at 07:01 AM, 26 Dec 17 (3 weeks ago)
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Roll Eyes                                                                         
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