The killing of South African rapper Kiernan Forbes popularly known as AKA became a shock to many, especially his fans across the globe.
AKA was shot dead on Florida Road, Durban, South Africa, Friday night according to police sources.
Here are 5 things to know about the famous rapper:
1. Born January 1988 and raised in Cape Town, AKA gained recognition after releasing his single “Victory Lap” from his debut studio album, Altar Ego (2010).
2. AKA continued in the limelight by releasing studio albums which include Levels (2014), Touch My Blood (2018), Bhovamania (2020), and the collaborative album with Anatii, titled Be Careful What You Wish For (2017).
3. In April 2018, he was featured as a special guest on Word Wrestling Entertainment Live events, which were held in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
4.The rapper alongside two friends Vice Versa and Greyhound, formed a hip hop group called Entity in 2002. The group received a nomination for a KORA Award in the Best African Hip Hop category. Entity disbanded in 2006, AKA went on to study sound engineering, and in the same year, he co-founded the production collective The I.V League alongside two other members.
5. On February 21, 2021, AKA posted a picture on Instagram announcing his engagement to girlfriend Nelli Tembe. Unfortunately, Tembe died in April same year after a fall from a hotel in Cape Town.
CAUSE OF DEATH: AKA’s family confirms the Death of South African rapper, release statement
Raw Nigeria reports that Family of Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, South African rapper, popularly known as AKA has confirmed his death in a recent statement published on his Twitter account.
Raw Nigeria reports that the popular South African rapper was shot dead in a drive-by shooting on Florida Road on Friday night.
In the recent statement the family ask fans to pray for them as the lost AKA is a very big lose they can’t endure.
Read the statement sighted on Twitter below:
“It is with extreme sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our
beloved son, and confirm his untimely and tragic passing on the evening of February 10, 2023.
“We are awaiting further details from the Durban Police.
“To us, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, was a son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend, most importantly father to his beloved daughter Kairo. To many, he was AKA, SUPAMEGA, BHOVA and the many other names of affection his legion of fans called him by.
“Our son was loved and he gave love in return. In this time of grief we appeal for your compassion, space and time to congregate as family to decide on the upcoming days.
“We thank you for the love and support we have received thus far, and ask you to continue to keep us in your prayers and uplifted in the Lord,” the statement added.
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