Aziza Kibibi

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CitizenshipUnited States of America
EducationWilliam Paterson University
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Aziza Kibibi McGill-Ayinde, born September 10, 1977 and known as Aziza Kibibi, is an American author, activist, speaker, podcaster and YouTuber. She is best known as the author of “Unashamed: a life tainted...volumes 1 and 2”, in which she recounts her experiences as a survivor of sexual abuse in childhood. Aziza is also founder and CEO of Precious Little Ladies Inc. (PLL), a social progression organization that combats child molestation and abuse, domestic violence, incestuous abuse and sexual assault by strengthening the bond between mothers and daughters.

Kibibi hosted the radio show “Up Close and Personal” on WZYE 95.9 FM, and the podcast “Self Published,” which is about her journey publishing her memoir.

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Kibibi rose to national prominence as an activist and survivor of molestation, rape and incestuous abuse at the hands of her father, a prominent music video director and MTV Music Video Award winner Aswad Ayinde.[1]

She began her journey in August 2013 a month after a court ordered that Ayinde serve 50 years for repeated sexual assaults on Kibibi, which began when she was age 8 and lasted until she was 23. The attacks resulted in Ayinde impregnating Kibibi five times.[1] One of Kibibi’s children, a daughter, was born with severe genetic disorders, and passed away at age nine.[2]

The July 2013 sentencing followed an earlier judgment, when Ayinde was ordered to serve 40 years for assaults on another daughter, which also resulted in the birth of a child.[1]

Kibibi said her father began to molest her when she was eight years old. He also subjected her to physical beatings and beat his wife, Kibibi’s mother.[2]

A multimedia figure, Kibibi hosts the podcast “Self Published,” in which she details the process of publishing her memoirs and producing her radio show “Up Close and Personal,” while offering advice, hacks and inspiration to creators, writers and publishers.

Early life and career

Kibibi was born and raised in Paterson, New Jersey. Her mother, Beverly Ayinde, worked as a business clerk before becoming a full-time housewife. Her father, Aswad Ayinde, was a prominent music video producer, who is famous for producing “Killing Me Softly” music video for The Fugees.[3]

Kibibi was brought up in a tightly controlled atmosphere. She was homeschooled, but was allowed to interact with neighborhood children during the early part of her childhood.[1]

By the time Kibibi was 10 her father began to go into her bedroom at night to rape her. After years of abuse and rape, Kibibi gave birth to her first child, a daughter whom she named Arrishtk.[2]

The family moved around within New Jersey, as Ayinde became increasingly controlling over, and physically abusive toward, his family. Punishments were severe, and even included sodomy. He even cut them off from seeing medical doctors.[2]

Kibibi attempted to run away several times, each ending in failure, until 2002. When her son began to experience seizures, she took him to a nearby hospital seeking treatment. The situation caught the attention of a social worker, and eventually the daughters’ imprisonment came to an end.[2]

During the separation from Ayinde the Division of Youth and Family Services (now known as the Department of Children Protection and Permanency), New Jersey’s protection agency for children at the time, removed Kibibi’s children from her custody. They were placed in separate foster homes.[2]

During Kibibi’s separation from her children, Ayinde sexually assaulted her again, which resulted in the birth of another child, KoKo.[2] Her daughter from that pregnancy was born with Muscular_dystrophy|muscular dystrophy and, leaving her severely impaired. Kibibi’s daughter succumbed to her conditions and died in 2010.[2]

Downfall of Ayinde

Eventually, in 2006, Kibibi and her sisters brought criminal charges against Ayinde. She was still able to obtain her GED, get married and have another son, with her husband.[1]   

By July 2013, prosecutors had completed two out of an expected five trials against Ayinde, and he was sentenced to 90 years in prison.[3]

Coverage of Aziza

After gaining her independence and testifying against her father, Kibibi began to appear in several documentaries and feature stories to inspire others. In March 2019, Soroptomist, a global women’s organization named Kibibi as a recipient of one of its Women’s Opportunity Awards, with a $10,000 grant toward completing her studies.[4]

Kibibi published “Unashamed: a life tainted,” in May 2015. As of May 10, 2021, it had received an average rating of 4.63 on a five-point scale, based on 54 ratings.

In 2019, her story was dramatized on the crime documentary series Investigative Discovery, in the episode “ Lives Here.”


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Dan, Ivers. "'I was in a nightmare': Impregnated by her father five times, East Orange woman forges forward". Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Brody, Liz. "How This Mother and Daughter Overcame Incest and Unspeakable Abuse: 'Our Relationship Was Part of Our Survival'". Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Staff, NewsOne. "Aswad Ayinde: 'Fugees' Director Sentenced To 90 Years For Raping, Impregnating Daughters". Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  4. Ivers, Dan. "East Orange woman whose father impregnated her five times gets $10K education grant". Retrieved 3 June 2021.

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