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It is with great sadness that we report the passing of South African rapper, AKA.
AKA, born Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, was a prominent figure in the South African music industry and a beloved icon to many fans. He was 34 years old at the time of his death.
AKA rose to fame in South Africa with his debut album, “Alter Ego,” which was released in 2011. He quickly established himself as one of the country’s leading hip-hop artists, known for his unique style, socially conscious lyrics, and charismatic stage presence.
Over the course of his career, AKA released several critically acclaimed albums and won numerous awards, including several South African Hip Hop Awards, South African Music Awards, and Metro FM Awards.
AKA was not only known for his music but also for his activism and philanthropy. He was a strong advocate for mental health awareness and used his platform to encourage people to seek help for their mental health struggles. He was also an active supporter of various charities and organizations, including the Special Olympics and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund.
The news of AKA’s death came as a shock to the music industry and to fans around the world.
Tributes poured in from all corners of the globe, with fans, fellow musicians, and politicians expressing their condolences and sharing their memories of the rapper.
Many described AKA as a true visionary and a trailblazer who left a lasting impact on South African music and culture.
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AKA’s death has left a void in the South African music industry and in the hearts of his fans. He will be remembered as one of the greatest rappers of his generation, a visionary artist who inspired and entertained millions of people around the world. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.
Prior to his death, AKA who passed away months after the death of his close friend, Riky Rick was planning to drop his most anticipated studio album dubbed ‘Mass Country’ on the 26th of February 2023.
In conclusion, the passing of AKA is a great loss for the South African music community, and he will be deeply missed.
His legacy, however, will live on through his music and the countless lives he touched and inspired. May he rest in eternal peace.