Invisible Children

Aziza Kibibi, and 7 siblings

Content note: Case narratives include descriptions of severe violence inflicted on children, including abuse and neglect, sexual violence, torture, and murder, as well as mentions of suicide and domestic violence. They also include photos of victims and perpetrators of violence.

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Eight children—seven girls, of whom Aziza Kibibi, b. 1978, was the oldest, and one boy—were physically and sexually abused by their father, Aswad Ayinde, a music producer for The Fugees. The children’s mother, Beverly, knew about the abuse and did nothing to stop it. The children were all homebirthed and homeschooled, as Ayinde opposed birth certificates and modern medicine.

Ayinde began raping Aziza when she was 8 years old and eventually fathered four children with her, several of whom had a rare genetic disorder (Aziza and four of her children are pictured above). He also raped four of his other daughters and fathered a child with two of them as part of a plan to create his own “pure blood” race. He starved the children and beat them “using wooden boards and steel-toed boots”. He kept them isolated and forbade them from watching TV.

The abuse came to light for the first time when Aziza’s grandmother alerted the authorities; however, the investigation was unsuccessful. Social services got involved again when Aziza brought her sick child to the hospital; around that time, in 2003, Beverly and Aswad Ayinde separated and the children went to live with their mother. Aziza and her sisters did not decide to press charges until 2006 when they discovered Ayinde had young daughters with other women who were in danger of abuse. Ayinde was sentenced to 90 years in prison for the rapes.

Date: 2006
Paterson, New Jersey


Documents: Date:
NJ Man Accused of Raping, Beating 5 Daughters 03-11-2010
Aswad Ayinde found guilty of raping his daughter; faces 50-year jail term 03-08-2013
Daughter of Paterson man convicted of sexually assaulting her confronts him at sentencing 07-26-2013
New Jersey Man Sentenced to 90 Years for Sexually Assaulting Daughters 07-27-2013
Aswad Ayinde: ‘Fugees’ Director Sentenced To 90 Years For Raping, Impregnating Daughters 07-28-2013
Women reveals how her father impregnated her FIVE times in bid to create a ‘pure’ bloodline as he led a double life enjoying success as MTV award-winning producer for The Fugees 08-12-2013
Fugees’ Director Aswad Ayinde Raped Me: Our Mother Betrayed us to a Sex Megalomaniac 08-16-2013
Daughter Of Fugees Video Director Who Raped Her For Years Given $10,000 Grant From Female Empowerment Group 10-21-2013
Woman impregnated 5 times by infamous father receives $10,000 grant for college 10-22-2013
Arie Kibibi Reveals Moment She Discovered Fugees’ Director Aswad Ayinde Was Her Grandfather and Father 12-12-2013