Nelli Tembe Biography: Age, Boyfriend, Career, Net Worth & Death


Nelli Tembe (born 1999) was the fiancee of popular South African rapper AKA. She gained popularity when her boyfriend’s mother, Lynn Forbes liked one of her pictures on Instagram.

She is the cousin of South African media personality Nondumiso Tembe who is an award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and dancer.

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Full Name Nellie Tembe
Date of Birth 1999 (age 22 years old)
Gender Female
Husband Kiernan Forbes (AKA)
Nationality South African
Net Worth $200,000

Nelli Tembe Age

She was born in the year 1999 and was 22 years old as of 2021. Very little is known exactly about her exact date of birth. According to reports, Nellie Tembe comes from Durban.

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Nelli Tembe Boyfriend

Months after his public break up with his baby mama, Ntombezinhle ‘DJ Zinhle’ Jiyane, AKA revealed his relationship with Tembe.

His relationship with DJ Zinhle came to an end barely a year after rekindling their romance.

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On the 21st of February 2021, AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, confirmed his engagement to the “love of his life” Nelli Tembe.

Nellie revealed that she said yes and called AKA the “love of my life.”

“21/02/21 – on this day I said YES to the love of my life & best friend. Words can not describe how grateful I am to be your life partner, even through the highs & lows you have always stood by me & I thank you Kiernan Jarryd Forbes for loving me wholeheartedly & never giving up on US…,” she wrote.

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Net Worth

She had an estimated net worth of about $200,000.


AKA’s newly engaged fiancee Nelli Tembe has reportedly died after allegedly jumping out of a building in the early hours of Sunday, 11 April.

Cape Town central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel this morning at about 7:45 on the corners of Loop and Bloem streets in the Cape Town CBD where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased.”

The couple was said to be at the hotel as part of the celebrations for one of the rapper’s friends.



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