Family, Friends Pay Tribute To AKA In Emotional Memorial Service


A public memorial service has been held to celebrate the life of Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes at the Sandton Convention Centre.

On Friday, 17th February 2023, the family and friends of late rapper, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, gathered for a memorial service in honor of the late rapper who was killed alongside his long-time friend and manager, Tebello Motsoane in Durban, South Africa.

The memorial which was held at the Sandton Convention Centre attracted notable personalities from South Africa’s music industry including Oskido, Khuli Chana, Major League DJs, and a host of others who came to pay their last respect to the 35-year-old superstar.

In addition, the memorial was a moving one as AKA’s young daughter, Kairo was captured on camera crying while being comforted by her mother, DJ Zinhle.

Speaking at the memorial, DJ Zinhle said;

“To Kairo, your dad was an example to all fathers around the country. I cannot imagine your pain, but try to remember all these lessons he taught you because he left his biggest life gems in you. You taught him to be a better person, and he will always be with you”. 

Meanwhile, the death of the late rapper is being investigated by the Kwazulu Natal Police organised crime division and it has been described as an assassination.

AKA who was also called ‘Supamega’ was set to release his upcoming album, Mass Country’ on February 24th, 2023 and his family and label have announced that the album will be released as scheduled.

Until his death, AKA was one of the biggest rappers in Africa. He was a hitmaker who did a lot in commercializing Hip Hop in South Africa and he will be remembered for his impact and success.

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