Sekyiwa Shakur, fondly nicknamed as “Set” by those closest to her, is the half-sister of Tupac. Although she chose a different approach to life from her brother, namely not being the center of attention for society, her fascinating tale is something worth knowing. So without further ado, this is the life of Sekyiwa Shakur.
She was born on October 3, 1975, in East Harlem – a time and place full of riots and disturbance. Sekyiwa shares the same mother as Tupac – Afeni Shakur and her father’s name is Mutulu Shakur. Their mother was an activist from an early age. Afeni and twenty fellow-Panthers were arrested on April 2, 1969, and charged with several counts of conspiracy to bomb police stations, department stores, and other public places in New York City.
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Birth certificate, Tupac Amaru Shakur / Resurrection Book
Set was very different from her brother in regards to her public figure – “I kind of like my privacy. Because, as seen with my brother, his real name was his stage name, he couldn’t escape into a private world. I didn’t want my identity out there.”
Sekyiwa was in a relationship with E.D.I. Mean (a member of Tupac’s group called Outlawz) and when she was still very young they had her first child – a wonderful boy that was named Malik. A few years later she gave birth to their daughter Nzingha. The parents eventually separated but the kids were still raised by both of them and had a childhood much better than the one of their mother.