Beloved South African rapper, AKA, has passed away. The Forbes family released a statement early Saturday morning confirming the news of his tragic passing. AKA was shot dead on Friday the 10th February outside of a venue on Florida Road in Durban where he was scheduled to perform.
“It is with extreme sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our beloved son, and confirm his untimely and tragic passing on the evening of February 10, 2023,” the statement said. “To us, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes was a son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend, most importantly to his beloved daughter Kairo. To many he was AKA, SUPERMEGA, BHOVA and the many other names of affection his legion of fans called him by. Our son was loved and he gave love in return. In this time of grief we appeal for your compassion, space and time to congregate as family to decide on the upcoming days.”
Managing Director at Sony Music Entertainment Africa, Sean Watson said, “Our hearts are broken. We’ve lost not only an icon but someone who was dear to us as a member of the Sony family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones today. All of us at Sony Music convey our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family, friends, the Megacy and South Africa.”