Written by on 11 February, 2023

AKA, born Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, is a South African award-winning rapper and recording artist, who has made a name for himself in the music & entertainment industry. Internationally and locally, Kiernan is one of the greatest artists in the game and has been praised for his unique style, innovative approach, and exceptional talent. As saddened as the industry is of the passing of a great pioneer, one of the things that separated AKA from other artists, is his ability to create music that is both commercially successful and artistically satisfying. His albums “Touch My Blood, Levels, Bhovamania”, have consistently topped the charts in South Africa and have been globally acclaimed by music critics and fans alike.

In addition to his musical talent, AKA was also known for his charismatic personality and his entrepreneurial spirit. He used his platform to launch several successful business ventures, including a record label and a clothing line, and has widely been regarded as a role model for young entrepreneurs.

AKA once said;

A true hit-maker and has shattered all record sales for SA Hip Hop. Most notably, achieving this status as an English speaker rapper, whom many deemed had no room for success in the South African music landscape.  Decades in the making, the numbers don’t lie, AKA is South Africa’s greatest selling Hip Hop act. Overall, AKA was a true force to be reckoned with in the South African music scene. His unique style, innovative approach, and exceptional talent have earned him a place among the greatest artists in the game, and he  will continue to inspire and influence the next generation of musicians and entrepreneurs. Whether you’re a fan of hip hop, trap, or kwaito, there’s no denying that AKA was a true master of his craft and a true icon in the industry.

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1988 – 2023

Rest In Peace, Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes

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