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AKA Biography: Age, Height, Birthday, Music Career, Albums, Personal Life, Net worth

AKA, born Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, gained fame in Africa with his debut album Altar Ego. He gained recognition for his single Victory Lap and later released albums, Levels (2014), Be Careful What You Wish For (2017), and Touch My Blood (2018). Forbes' music career began with Entity, a hip-hop group nominated for the Best African Hip-Hop category at the KORA All Africa Music Awards.

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AKA Biography: The date of birth for Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, also referred to as AKA, is January 28, 1998. His breakthrough single, “Victory Lap,” which served as the opening track on his debut album “Altar Ego,” launched him to stardom. He followed this success by releasing hit albums “Levels” (2014), “Be Careful What You Wish For” (2017), and “Touch My Blood” (2018). Without a question, AKA was one of the most well-known and prosperous rappers in Africa. We honor this celebrity on his birthday today.

AKA Biography:

Early Life

Cape Town is the birthplace and upbringing of Kiernan Jarryd Forbes. It wasn’t long after he and his friends started a hip-hop group named Entity before it became well-known in the music industry. They received a nomination for the KORA All Africa Music Awards in the Best African Hip-Hop category. Forbes did not let the group’s 2006 breakup to stop him from pursuing a career in music and continued his studies in sound engineering. He worked with a group of musicians, producing tracks for JR, Khuli Chana, and ProKid, among other hip-hop acts. He continued to work on his music, releasing three singles in 2009: “Mistakes,” “In My Walk,” and “I Do.”

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These established and solidified AKA’s sound in the music business. Lead singles “All I Know” and “Victory Lap” were pre-released a year later and went on to become hits, paving the way for his debut album “Altar Ego.” After being released on August 23, 2011, the album was awarded gold due to its enormous success. On June 30, 2014, he released his second album, “Levels,” from which the pre-released songs “Jealousy,” “Kontrol,” “Congratulate,” and “Run Jozi” were taken. It became double platinum, which greatly increased AKA’s notoriety and impact.

The third and fourth albums, “Be Careful What You Wish For” and “Touch My Blood,” which were later released, were the result of a cooperation with Anatii on the former. His release of “Touch My Blood” on June 15, 2018, brought him great popularity due to his partnerships with Nigerian producer Kiddominant and other African musicians such as L-Tido, Yanga Chief, Kwesta & Okmalumkoolkat, and others. He published an extended play called “Bhovamania” in 2021.

Personal Life

His fiancée, Nelli Tembe, died after an unlucky occurrence at a hotel, bringing tragedy into his life. Even though it was a difficult period, he kept on creating songs until his sudden passing on February 10, 2023.

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AKA Biography: Net Worth and Height


Kiernan Jarryd Forbes

Date of Birth January 28, 1988
Death Age February 10, 2023 (age 35)
Zodiac sign Aquarius
Height 5′ 8″
Relationship Status
Net Worth $12 million
Social Media Instagram

The Reasons We Adore AKA

He cherished his followers.

As Forbes advances in his career, he constantly wants to bring them along for the voyage. He announced a graphics design contest for the album artwork on Twitter during the pre-release period of “Touch My Blood.”

He had a great deal of dedication.

Forbes persisted even after his hip-hop outfit Entity broke up. He rose to become one of Africa’s most well-known rappers of all time.

His mental well-being was his top priority.

Forbes realized he needed to withdraw and take some time for himself following the death of his fiancée. Still, he was able to maintain the interest of his followers.

5 facts About Him

He is a keen wrestling fan Forbes

Forbes was also a featured guest in WWE live events in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

He owns a brand of vodka.

Forbes and the vodka company Cruz teamed together in April 2020 to introduce a watermelon-flavored beverage that included his initials on the bottles.

He enjoys humor.

Forbes even offered to participate in a Comedy Central special as a featured roastee.

He shared a home with his grandma.

Forbes moved in with his grandmother when he was a little boy following the divorce of his parents.

Forbes attended St. John’s College

That is where he graduated with honors and subsequently pursued sound engineering.

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