It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of South African rapper, AKA. The talented artist was killed in a drive-by shooting incident on Durban’s Florida Road late last night.
AKA, whose real name is Kiernan Forbes, was a prominent figure in the South African music industry and a household name in the country. He broke into the industry over a decade ago and has since produced and written many hit songs that have captured the hearts of fans across the country. Some of his most popular songs include “Fela In Versace,” “Baddest,” and many others.
According to a statement given by ALS paramedic Garrith Jamieson, paramedics arrived at the scene just after 10:15 pm to find two men, believed to be in their late 30s, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Despite their efforts, one of the men, believed to be AKA, was pronounced dead at the scene. The second man, believed to be a bodyguard, was also found in critical condition and died despite advanced life support intervention.
The motive for the shooting remains unclear, and authorities have closed the road to assist with their investigation. This tragedy has left the South African music community in mourning, and fans around the world are sending their condolences to AKA’s family, friends, and fans.
AKA was not just a rapper, but also a father, and was known for his love for his daughter, Kairo, whom he shared with DJ Zinhle. He was also previously in a relationship with rapper Nadia Nakai.
AKA’s death is a great loss to the South African music industry and the world at large. His talent, music, and contributions to the industry will be remembered and celebrated for years to come. Our thoughts and condolences are with AKA’s family, friends, and fans during this difficult time.