AKA whose real name is Kiernan Jarryd Forbes was born on January 28, 1988 in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a south African hip hop recording artist and record producer.
AKA Music Career
In 2002 he joined a rap group, Entity, with his two school mates and managed to garner huge success. In 2006 the group broke up with all three members forging different paths. AKA continued his pursuit of music.
In 2007 he created his own company alongside his two colleagues Buks and Kamza.
In 2009 he ventured a solo career with hits like “Mistakes”, “In My Walk” and “Do It”.AKA has opened for Kanye West, Snoop dogg, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Kendrick Lamar in their South African tours.
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In late 2014 rapper AKA signed a multi-album deal with Sony Music through its new local urban label Sound African recordings.
- Caiphus Song
- The world is ours
- All eyes on me
- Run Jozi
- Sim Dope
- Special Fi Mi
- One Time
- Badai Bulan Desember
- I Want it all
- Victory Lap
- All i know
- Crazy Joe
- Eyes on me remix
- Dunia Buram
- Do what you like
- Let me show you
- Darkest hour
- Rep your city
- Daddy issues
- Puber Kedua
- Skip Away
- Only One Man
- 2016: Best Hit Single during 15th Metro FM Music Awards for the song ‘Baddest’
- 2016: Best Collaboration during 15th Metro FM Music Awards for the song ‘Baddest’
- 2015: Video of the year during the 4th South African Hip Hop Awards for the song Anatii.
- 2015: Song of the Year during the 4th South African Hip Hop Awards for the song Baddest and Anatii.
- 2015: Most Digital Sales during the 4th South African Hip Hop Awards.
- 2015: Most Valuable artist during the 4th South African Hip Hop Awards.
- 2015: Best Collaboration for the song ‘Anatii’ during the 4th South African Hip Hop Awards.
- 2014: Best Male Artist during 21st South African Music Awards for his song ‘Levels’.
- 2014: Best Collaboration during MTV Africa Music Awards
- 2014: Best Collaboration during African Muzik Magazine Awards.
- 2014: Best Male Southern Africa during African Muzik Magazine Awards.
- 2012: Best Male Artist during the 18th South African Music Awards for the song Altar Ego.
AKA Girlfriend (Bonang Matheba)
His girl friend is Bonang Matheba. They once did a break up stunt for him to push sales for a song he intended to release that week. He said he calculated the risk of such a stunt since it could have damaged Bonang’s Revlon contract, which is based on love.