Femi Kuti is currently in a sober mood as he mourns the death of a dancer in his father’s band, Dodo Mayana.
Dodo as she was fondly called, was a popular woman at the Afrika Shrine and was one of Fela’s dancers until his death in 1997. She later joined Femi Kuti’s band as a cage dancer before she retired and started selling drinks at the Afrika Shrine.
According to a series of tweets from Femi, the dancer was knocked down by a hit and run driver. Femi said she died a questionable death.
He tweeted, “Heard that Dodo who sells outside the Shrine was hit by a car on her way home by Grammar sch. opposite Omole Estate. I’m so sad. Sounds more like Dodo was mugged ‘cos when we got to her, nothing was found on her, no money, no phone. Mehn sad sad sad.
“Dodo was such a nice and friendly person RIP. May those who did this not go free. Unfortunately, our police might never find them. She was mugged they now say most likely she took first chance, killed, dumped by Grammar sch.”