- Also Known As:
- Afeni Shakur Davis
- Date of Birth:
- January 10, 1947
Afeni Shakur Davis (born Alice Faye Williams on January 10, 1947) was an American businesswoman, philanthropist, and political activist who once acted as her own Criminal Defense attorney after being accused of taking part in several bombings during her time as a Black Panther. Afeni was also the mother of Tupac Shakur, the well-known rapper who dominated the hip-hop industry in the 90’s. When Tupac was shot and killed in 1996, Afeni used money from his estate to start the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation to help underprivileged youth build their creative talents with support and training. She also started Amaru Entertainment, which is the holding company for all of Tupac’s unreleased music. Sadly, Afeni passed away on May 2, 2016 after suffering a heart attack in her home in Sausalito, California.
Best Known For:
Afeni is best know as the mother of legendary rapper Tupac and the subject of his hit song, “Dear Mama.”
Afeni was married three times over the course of her lifetime. Her first husband was Lamumba Shakur (1968 – 1971), her second was Mutulu Shakur (1975 – 1982), and her third was a minister, Gust Davis, with whom she filed for divorce from in March 2016. Unfortunately, it’s unclear whether or not the divorce was finalized before Afeni’s sudden death.