Yafeu Akiyele Fula (October 9, 1977 - November 10, 1996) was a rapper who was part of the American rap group Tha Outlawz, who are best known for their collaborations with Tupac Shakur. While part of the Outlawz, he was known by the alias Yaki Kadafi. Fula was born to Yaasmyn Fula and Sekou Odinga in Irvington, New Jersey in 1977. His parents were proud of their African heritage, as suggested by their choice of his name: Yafeu means “bold” in the Fante language of Ghana. Fula met Tupac Shakur through their parents - they had met during the late 1970s at a black rights meeting.
On November 10th, 1996 Kadafi was found at 3:48am by police in a third floor apartment building on 325 mechanic street where his girlfriend lived(Orange,NJ). He was pronounced dead at 1pm. He was also the only person to have seen one of the assailants who shot Tupac but was murdered before a description was given. According to an interview given in 2000 with former Outlawz member Mutah Wassin Shabazz Beale (aka Napolean), his cousin Roddy and Yafeu were drunk and high on drugs, and while playing with a gun, Yafeu was fatally shot in the head in an accident.