Government Name: Kiernan Jarryd Forbes

Date of Birth: 28 January 1988

Nationality: South African

AKA is a South African platinum-selling hip hop & pop artist, record producer and businessman. AKA’s career as a solo artist took off in 2009, receiving immediate recognition on radio even before debuting his first studio album “Alter ego”. His first and third studio albums were certified gold by the Recording Industry of South Africa while his second, Levels, was certified platinum.

The rapper has shared a stage with several global Hip Hop heavyweights, including  Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Kendrick Lamar. AKA first came to prominence at the Channel O awards in 2011 when his “Victory Lap” song won Channel O’s Most Gifted Hip-Hop Video at the 7th annual Channel O Music Video Awards. Since then, he has won several awards including “Best Street Urban Music Album” and “Male Artist of the Year” at the 18th South African Music Awards (SAMA).


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