South African rapper, AKA is still talking on Twitter regarding the latest Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in his country.
His exact word were, “10 South Africans dead in last two weeks violence. Zero Nigerians. Twitter made you turn on your own country.”
Do you agree?
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes known professionally as AKA, is a South African rapper, songwriter, record producer, singer and entrepreneur. Born and raised in Cape Town, Western Cape, Forbes gained significance after releasing his single “Victory Lap” which was released from his debut album, Alter Ego (2011).
Forbes continued his success by releasing studio albums which include Levels (2015), Touch My Blood (2018), and the collaborative album, Be Careful What You Wish For alongside Anatii (2017).
On April 2018, Forbes alongside vodka brand Cruz launched the watermelon-flavoured drink with his initial on the bottles. That same month, Forbes was featured as a special guest on WWE Live events which where held in Johannesburg and Cape Town. As for 2019, he was the roastee for the Comedy Central Roast special.
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes was born on 28 January 1988 in Cape Town, Western Cape.
In 2002, Forbes alongside his two friends Vice Versa and Greyhound, formed a hip hop group called Entity. The group received a nominee on the KORA Awards for the Best African Hip Hop category. Entity disbanded in 2006, leading Forbes to go study sound engineering. In 2006, Forbes co-founded the production collective The I.V League alongside two other members. The I.V League made production credits for artists including Khuli Chana, ProKid and JR. In 2009, he released three songs, which include “In My Walk”, “I Do” and “Mistakes”.
On 28 July 2010, Forbes released I Want It All, which is the lead single from his debut studio album, Alter Ego. The album also pre-released two singles which was “All I Know” and “Victory Lap”. Victory Lap was a success as it topped South African local radio charts. Alter Ego was then released on 23 August 2011. The album was certified gold by RiSA for its commercial success. The album won several accolades notably being for the 2011 Metro FM Awards winning for Best Hip Hop Album, and the 2012 South African Music Awards for Best Male Artist of the Year.
Forbes began dating producer DJ Zinhle at the ceasing of 2014: After several South African Hip Hop Awards accolades Forbes received, Zinhle hinted their relationship saying, “Congratulations to my winner”, commending to Forbes on Twitter. The couple have a daughter named Kairo, born on 8 July 2015. On August 2015, Forbes and Zinhle split after it was revealed that Forbes allegedly cheated on Zinhle with television presenter Bonang Matheba. As Forbes and Matheba denied the allegations, they declared as they revealed their relationship in 2016. Forbes and Matheba broke-up on December 2017. However, Forbes and Zinhle got back together in late 2018 or 2019.