AKA Biography: Age, Real Name, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Albums, Songs & Death

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AKA (born 28 January 1988) whose real name was Kiernan Jarryd Forbes was a popular South African hip hop recording artist and record producer.

AKA biography

AKA Age

He was born on the 28th of January 1988, in Cape Town, South Africa. AKA is 35 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday on January 28th every year.

Education

He attended Holy Cross Convent but he began attending Greenside Primary School when he moved to Johannesburg. The rapper also attended St John’s College.

AKA Girlfriend

His girlfriend was Bonang Matheba. They once did a break-up stunt for him to push sales for a song he intended to release that week.

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He said that he had calculated the risk of such a stunt since it could have damaged Bonang’s Revlon contract, which is based on love.

Both of them later broke up in 2018 and he was in a relationship with Nelli Tembe before she died.

Awards

  1. 2016: Best Hit Single during 15th Metro FM Music Awards for the song ‘Baddest’
  2. 2016: Best Collaboration during 15th Metro FM Music Awards for the song ‘Baddest’
  3. 2015: Video of the year during the 4th South African Hip Hop Awards for the song Anatii.
  4. 2015: Song of the Year during the 4th South African Hip Hop Awards for the song Baddest and Anatii.
  5. 2015: Most Digital Sales during the 4th South African Hip Hop Awards.
  6. 2015: Most Valuable artist during the 4th South African Hip Hop Awards.
  7. 2015: Best Collaboration for the song ‘Anatii’ during the 4th South African Hip Hop Awards.
  8. 2014: Best Male Artist during 21st South African Music Awards for his song ‘Levels’.
  9. 2014: Best Collaboration during MTV Africa Music Awards
  10. 2014: Best Collaboration during African Muzik Magazine Awards.
  11. 2014: Best Male Southern Africa during African Muzik Magazine Awards.
  12. 2012: Best Male Artist during the 18th South African Music Awards for the song Altar Ego.
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Net Worth

He was believed to have an estimated net worth of around $12 million making him one of the richest rappers in South Africa.

His net worth had been accumulated from his hip hop artist business, his recording business, singing, his brand authorisations, business deals, amongst others.

Death

Tragically, South African rapper Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, also known as AKA, was shot and killed on Friday night in Durban.

Reports indicate that AKA was the target of a drive-by shooting that took place outside the Wish Restaurant on Florida Road.

The rapper was planning to celebrate his birthday at the YUGO nightclub in Stamford Hill that evening.

Albums

  • Levels (2014)
  • Be Careful What You Wish For (2017)
  • Taking Chancez (2017)
  • Altar Ego (2011)
  • Down To Earth (2017)
  • La maladie de la haine (2010)
  • Attention Deficit (2018)
  • And so It Begins (2011)
  • Slave To The Sound (2004)
  • Sex Hot (2018)

Songs

  • Caiphus Song
  • The world is ours
  • Baddest
  • All eyes on me
  • Run Jozi
  • Dreamwork
  • Sim Dope
  • Composure
  • Special Fi Mi
  • One Time
  • Badai Bulan Desember
  • Congratulate
  • I Want it all
  • Victory Lap
  • All i know
  • Bounce
  • Bang
  • NO!
  • Crazy Joe
  • Reign
  • Eyes on me remix
  • Dunia Buram
  • Do what you like
  • Kontrol
  • Let me show you
  • Darkest hour
  • Sunshine
  • Rep your city
  • Daddy issues
  • Puber Kedua
  • Skip Away
  • Only One Man

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