The family of late South African rapper and performing artiste, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, better known by his stage name, AKA, has announced the burial date of their son.
The family made the announcement today, February 14, 2023, via his Instagram page.
“Press Statement: Memorial and funeral details of Kiernan “AKA” Jarryd Forbes
We as the Forbes family would like to acknowledge the outpouring of love we have received over the past few days. Kiernan wasn’t just loved by us as a family, but by the nation, as we’ve seen from loved ones, friends, industry colleagues, media tributes, and the MEGACY.
It is our wish to celebrate the life of Kiernan with those he touched and impacted through his gift of music. His memorial will therefore be open to the public as well as streamed online.
Kiernan will be laid to rest in a private provincial funeral on Saturday, 18 February 2023
Date: Friday, 17 February 2023
Time: 15:00 – 17:00
Location: Sandton Convention Center.”
AKA 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.