Fela Anikulapo-Kuti did not die of AIDS, he was injected with a substance that eventually killed him – Dede Mabiaku, a long-time member of Fela’s band reveals in the latest video released.
Recall, on 3 August 1997, Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, already a prominent AIDS activist and former Minister of Health, announced his younger brother’s death a day earlier from complications related to AIDS.
However, there has been no definitive proof that Kuti died from complications related to HIV/AIDS, and much skepticism surrounds this alleged cause of death and the sources that have popularized this claim. More than one million people attended Fela’s funeral at the site of the old Shrine compound.
The New Afrika Shrine has opened since Fela’s death in a different section of Lagos under the supervision of his son Femi.