AKA and another male victim were both being shot at by two assailants as they were leaving a well-known restaurant on Florida Road in Durban. In this article, learn more about him and how he passed away.
What Is The Cause Of Death Of AKA?
Reports that the Prada hitmaker was the target of a violent shooting in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on Friday, February 10, 2023 in the late evening have sparked a firestorm of discussion on social media.
Colonel Robert Netshiunda, a spokesman for the KZN police, confirmed that “a well-known musician, a 35-year-old, and his bodyguard, who is said to be 34 years old, were shot and killed in Morningside, in Florida Road, on Friday night” while taking care not to provide too many additional details.
AKA was in Durban for an exclusive ‘Bhovamania’ birthday celebration appearance at Yg, a well-known champagne and tapas bar located in Greyville, according to the rapper’s recent social media activity.
AKA was pictured in his final social media post before news of his death at Wish on Florida, a posh champagne bar and eatery not too far from where he was scheduled to appear.
More About Life Of Kiernan Forbes
On January 28, 1988, in Cape Town, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes was born. AKA was a member of the Entity crew before going on to achieve success as a multi-platinum-selling artist and respected producer.
AKA, Vice Versa, and Greyhound paved the way in the Cape Town rap scene while juggling their music studies and budding careers as performers, according to Drum Magazine. In 2005, the trio released their sole album, Royal School of Hip Hop, which earned them a nomination for Best African Hip Hop at the KORA Awards.
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Entity disbanded after a prosperous first year on the music scene. The rapper’s early career underwent an enormous transformation that culminated in the founding of The IV League, a production group he started with friends Buks and Kamza.
Together, the group quickly rose to prominence in the music industry as the go-to producers for a unique sound during the mid- to late 2000s hip-hop era, earning production credits on timeless hits like ProKid’s Bhampa (2008) and Khuli Chana’s Tswakstikem (2011).
AKA, who still had a penchant for rhymes, was given opportunities thanks to his notoriety in The Ivy League’s sound.
A licencing agreement between Vth Season and Sony Music Entertainment Africa enabled the rapper to release his debut album, Alter Ego, in 2011, and his destiny as one of South Africa’s greatest contemporary musicians was sealed.
Victory Lap, one of his best-selling songs and a song that at the time distinguished him from his contemporaries, was featured on his debut album.
Reaction To AKA’s Death
Social media was in shock after hearing of AKA’s passing.
Here are a few tributes and initial thoughts from the rapper’s supporters and contemporaries.
Kiernan “AKA” Forbes passed away unexpectedly, and SABC learned of his passing with sadness. We will never forget his enormous contribution to the entertainment business.
Sending condolences to his family, friends, and supporters.
Plus a tonne more!