Get To Know Hip Hop Star AKA
10 Things You Don’t Know About AKA! AKA whose real name is Kiernan Jarryd Forbes is one of the best and most famous rappers to ever come out oF South Africa. He started his rap career in the year 2002 when he was part of the South African rap group called Entity. The group scored the major hit ‘Touch ‘N’ Go’ in the year 2006.
Ever since that time, the SA loved rapper has been making waves in the SA Hip Hop industry. The rapper has become one of the best in the SA Hip Hop industry and able to stay relevant for more than 10 years as a solo artist. This is one of the reasons why he is one of the famous rappers in Africa.
Below are 10 things you didn’t know about AKA
1. AKA’s real name is Kiernan Jeremy Forbes.
2. He was born in Cape Town, South Africa on the 28th of January 1988.
3. The Supa Mega is the first African artist to have his own signature flavor for an alcohol brand with Cruz Vodka.
4. AKA is one of the most awarded Hip Hop artist in South Africa.
5. Furthermore, he has been nominated for the BET Awards 3 times in the category for Best International Act (Africa).
6. The famous rapper has a child with DJ Zinhle and the cute little girl is called Kairo Forbes.
7. AKA currently holds Spotify’s record for “First Day Streaming Record” with his hit single Beyonce.
8. The rapper has the largest Twitter following in the South African music industry with nearly 4.2 million followers.
7. AKA is mostly complimented for making music that lasts. One of the longest-charting Hip Hop songs with his hit record Caiphus Song charted for over 30 weeks on radio. Additionally, the other one was “The World Is Yours” which was the most played song on the radio for 6 weeks in a row.
8. AKA’s inspiration is the late famous pop star, Michael Jackson.
9. The SA rapper has released 3 successful solo studio albums with Alter Ego, Levels and Touch My Blood respectively and a collaborative album with Anatii titled Be Careful What You Wish For.
10. AKA is the only South African Hip Hop artist who has his own mobile app to interact with fans called AKA Beam World.