A Tribute to Kiernan “AKA” Forbes: Remembering the Life and Legacy of the South African Music Icon.
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On Friday, February 10th, 2023, South African rapper and music icon Kiernan “AKA” Forbes, was shot and killed in Durban, South Africa. AKA, real name Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, was 35 years old at the time of his death.
AKA, who was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, was one of the most influential rappers in the South African music scene, having released a successful debut album “Levels” in 2011. He was also a vocal activist on issues such as racism, inequality, and police brutality, and was beloved by fans around the world.
The circumstances of AKA’s death are still very murky and unclear, but local police are investigating the case. There has been so much controversy surrounding his death. Likewise there has been so much speculation with regards to why he was killed and how he died.
At the time of his death, he was in Durban with his family and friends. His parents, Tony and Lynn Forbes, released a statement confirming his death, saying, “Our beloved son Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known to the world as AKA, was shot and fatally wounded in the early hours of Friday, 10 February 2023. He was taken to hospital where he later passed away. We are still in shock and are dealing with our emotions, as he was an extraordinary and talented individual, with so much life ahead of him.”
The news of AKA’s death has been met with an outpouring of love and support from fans and fellow musicians around the world. His death has been met with shock and sadness throughout the South African music community, with artists paying tribute to AKA on social media.
AKA’s death has been a devastating loss for the South African music scene, and his legacy will live on in his music and activism. He will be remembered for his incredible talent, his passion for issues in South Africa, and his unending support for the South African music scene.
We mourn the loss of the beloved South African rapper, Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes. He was a beacon of hope and inspiration to many, and his music profoundly touched the lives of so many. He was an artist, a storyteller, and a friend to all who knew him.
Kiernan was a brilliant lyricist and a gifted composer, creating complex, thought-provoking songs with powerful messages. He pushed boundaries with his music, and he was a true innovator in the hip-hop world. His lyrics were a reflection of his personal struggles, and his music was a voice for the voiceless.
He was a positive influence, and his passion and enthusiasm for music was infectious. He was a kind and gentle soul, and he will be greatly missed. We will remember him fondly, and his legacy will live on through his music. Rest in power, Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes.