It is with great sadness that the music community and South Africans in general mourn the loss of well-known rapper, Kiernan Forbes, better known as AKA. On the evening of February 10th, 2023, AKA was reportedly shot and killed outside a popular restaurant on Florida road in Durban. The details surrounding the incident are not yet clear, but it is believed that the rapper was standing on the pavement outside the restaurant when shots were fired.
AKA was known for his unique style of rapping and his captivating lyrics that spoke to the hearts of many South Africans. He rose to fame in the early 2010s and quickly established himself as one of the country’s most prominent rappers. Over the years, he released numerous hit songs, albums and mixtapes, solidifying his place in the music industry.
The news of his passing has sent shockwaves throughout South Africa and has elicited an outpouring of condolences from fellow musicians, politicians, and fans alike. AKA’s death comes just a week after the murder of popular Pretoria musician, Itumeleng ‘Vusi Ma R5’ Mosweu, and in November 2022, another Pretoria musician, amapiano star and businessman DJ Sumbody, was also killed.
AKA is survived by his beloved daughter Kairo, who is currently under the custody of the late rapper’s relatives. The family has issued a statement, acknowledging his passing and asking for compassion, space, and time to grieve as a family.
As the world mourns the loss of this talented artist, it is important to remember the impact that AKA had on the music industry and the lives of those who were touched by his music. His legacy will live on through his music, and he will be remembered as one of South Africa’s greatest rappers.
In conclusion, the loss of AKA is a great tragedy, not only for his family but for the entire music community. He will be greatly missed, and our thoughts and condolences are with his family during this difficult time.
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