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AKA Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Education, Songs, Net Worth And More

AKA (rapper)
AKA is a South African rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur who gained into significance after releasing his single "Victory Lap". 
"Victory Lap" which was released from his debut album, Altar Ego in 2011, also had other hit songs like "Haters", "Ladies Is Pimps Too", "When I'm Gone", "Big 5" (ft. Clu) and "Mistakes".

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AKA (rapper) Profile

Before we continue, here's a quick run down on AKA's profile and a few things you'd love to know about him:
Full name: Kiernan Jarryd Forbes
Stage name: AKA
Date of birth: 28th January, 1988
Age: 31 years
Place of birth: Cape Town, Western Cape
Nationality: South African
Parents
Girlfriend: Bonang Matheba
Daughter: Kairo Owethu Forbes
Occupation: Rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur
Genres: Hip hop
Instruments: Vocals
Label: Vth Season (former), Beam Group (former)
Net Worth: $12 million (est.)

AKA Biography, Date Of Birth, Age, Family And Education 

Kiernan Jarryd Forbes popularly known as AKA was born on the 28th of January, 1988 in Cape Town, South Africa. AKA spent much of his early years with his grandmother in Michell's Plain before moving out at the age of six to live with his Mother in Johannesburg.
His Dad worked for an insurance company in Johannesburg while his Mum was a school teacher.
While in Cape Town, AKA attended Holy Cross Convent but later changed to Greenside Primary School when he moved to Jo'burg.
After completing his primary school education, AKA proceeded to St. John's College for his secondary education.
In 2006 when Entity, a music group formed by AKA alongside his two friends Greyhound and Vice Versa disbanded, he had to go study sound engineering.

Entertainment Career

Forbes started his music career in 2002 when he formed a group, Entity alongside his two friends Greyhound and Vice Versa. The group, which was doing very fine, even receiving a nominee on the KORA Awards for the Best African Hip Hop category disbanded in 2006.

In 2006, AKA co-founded the production collective The I.V League alongside two other members, Buks and Kamza. The I.V League made production credits for artists including ProKid, Khuli Chana and JR. In 2009, he released three songs, which include "In My Walk","Mistakes" and "I Do".

In 2011 AKA won the Channel O’s Most Gifted Hip-Hop Video award at the 7th annual Channel O Music Video Awards for his song “Victory Lap”. He was also awarded Male Artist of the Year and Best Street Urban Music Album at the 18th South African Music Awards.

AKA has opened for Snoop Dogg, Kanye West,  Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean and 2 Chainz in their South African tours.

In 2014, AKA signed a multi-album deal with Sony Music through its new local urban label Sound African recordings. The announcement was made by the executive head of A&R for Sony, Zakes Bantwini through their platform.

In June 2015, AKA’s sophomore album Levels was certified Gold, by the Recording Industry of South Africa, for shipments of over 20,000 copies domestically.

Personal Life

AKA's daughter, Kairo Owethu Forbes was born on July 8, 2015. Kairo's Mum is a South African disc jockey, Zinhle Jiyane popularly known as DJ Zinhle. AKA and Kairo appeared on the cover of Hype magazine in 2017
AKA is currently in as relationship with South African television presenter, Bonang Matheba. According to Briefly.co.za, the relationship between AKA and Bonang started off at the time DJ Zinhle fell pregnant with AKA’s child.

AKA Albums

AKA has won a released a number of albums since, some of them include:
• Altar Ego (2011)
• Levels (2014)
• Be Careful What You Wish For (with Anatii) (2017)
• Touch My Blood (2018)

AKA Songs

Below are some AKA's songs you will probably enjoy:
• Victory Lap
• I Want It All (ft Pro & Khuli Chana)
• All I Know
• Bang (ft Khuli Chana)
• Jealousy
• Kontrol (ft Da L.E.S)
• Congratulate
• Run Jozi (Godly) (ft K.O)
• All Eyes On Me (ft Burna Boy, JR and Da L.E.S)
• Sim Dope
• Baddest (ft Burna Boy, Khuli Chana and Yanga Chief)
• Dreamwork (ft Yanga Chief)
• One Time
• The World Is Yours
• 10 Fingers
• Caiphus Song
• Touch My Blood
• Don't Forget to Pray (with Anatii)
• Star Signs (ft Stogie T)
• Sweet Fire
• Beyonce
• Fully In
• Fela in Versace (ft Kiddominant)

Awards And Nominations

AKA has been nominated for a number of awards including:
• Best Male Artist in the 18th South African Music Awards (2012) (won)
• Most Gifted Hip Hop in the 2013 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards (nominated)
• Best Male, Southern Africa in the 2014 African Muzik Magazine Awards (nominated)
• Best Rap Act in the 2014 African Muzik Magazine Awards (nominated)
• Best Hip Hop in the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (nominated)
• Most Gifted Hip Hop in the 2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards (nominated)
• Best Male Southern Africa in the 2015 African Muzik Magazine Awards  (won)
• Best Collaboration in the 2014 African Muzik Magazine Awards  (won)
• Best Collaboration in the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (won)
• Best Male Artist in the 21st South African Music Awards (2014) (won)
• Best African Hip Hop in the 2014 Kora Awards (nominated)
• Best International Act (Africa) in the 2014 BET Awards (nominated)
• Best African Act in the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards (nominated)
• Best International Act (Africa) in the 2014 M.O.B.O. Awards
• Best Collaboration in the 4th South African Hip Hop Awards (2015) (nominated)
• Most Valuable Artist in the 4th South African Hip Hop Awards (2015) (won)
• Most Digital Sales in the 4th South African Hip Hop Awards (2015) (won)
• Song of the Year in the 4th South African Hip Hop Awards (2015) (won)
• Video of the Year in the 4th South African Hip Hop Awards (2015) (won)
• Best Collaboration in the 15th Metro FM Music Awards (2016) (won)
• Best Hit Single in the 15th Metro FM Music Awards (2016) (won)
• Best Remix in the 15th Metro FM Music Awards (2016) (nominated)
• Best Collaboration in the 22nd South African Music Awards (2016) (nominated)
• Best International Act in the BET Awards 2016 (nominated)
• Best International Act in the BET Awards 2017 (nominated)
• Favourite South African Star in the 2019 Kids' Choice Awards (won)
• Best International Act in the BET Awards 2019 (nominated)
• Pan African Artist of the Year in the Namibia Annual Music Awards 2019 (won)

AKA Net Worth

AKA is one of the most influential rappers in South Africa. He has done a lot of collaborations with artists in Africa and beyond, including many awards. Apart from music, AKA is also a businessman. Aka has an estimated net worth of $12 million.

Social Media Handles

You can connect with AKA on:
Instagram AKAWorldWide
Twitter @AKAWorldWide

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