AKA Music Career
In 2002, he changed into a part of the rap institution Entity that had success with “Touch N Go”. The entity changed into nominated in 2005 for “Best African Hip Hop” in the KORA Awards and performed at some stage in the event. He went directly to take a look at sound engineering earlier than deciding on to carry out. “I decided that’s what I had to do,” says the person dubbed the Prince of South African Rap.
As Entity disbanded in 2006, He went on to take a look at sound engineering and later joined Buks and Kamza to shape the production collective known as The I.V. League in 2007. His production credit includes tracks by way of PRO, Tuks Senganga, Andile, Shugasmakx, Khuli Chana, Teargas, Psyfo, Jub Jub, Loyiso Bala, Bala Brothers, Jae, JR, and Proverb.
In 2009 he ventured for a solo career with hits like “Mistakes”, “In My Walk” and “Do It” with the latter making it to number one at the South African 5FM Top forty. He received Metro FM Music Awards for “Best Newcomer”, “Best Hip Hop” as a solo act and “Best Produced Album” for his debut Altar Ego. It is then that he changed into dubbed “Prince of South African Rap” with the aid of one of the countrywide newspapers. He also gained “Best Dressed guy” at some point in the GQ Awards in South Africa alongside Oscar Pistorius.
In 2011 AKA’s song “Victory Lap” won Channel O’s Most Gifted Hip-Hop Video on the 7th annual Channel O Music Video Awards and at the 18th South African Music Awards AKA was offered Male Artist of the Year and Best Street Urban Music Album. The rapper went on to say “Winning the awards have been a massive honor and it’s miles very humbling. The Male Artist of the Year award has made me see myself as a musician throughout all genres and not only a hip-hop artist,”.
AKA has opened for Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Kendrick Lamar of their South African tours. He has won many awards along with “Best Street Urban Music Album” and “Male Artist of the Year” on the 18th South African Music Awards (SAMA) South African equivalent to the Grammys.
In overdue 2014 rapper AKA signed a multi-album cope with Sony Music through its new nearby urban label Sound African recordings. Executive head of A&R for Sony, Zakes Bantwini made the announcement via their platform. ‘We’re excited to add AKA’s illustrious career to our stable. We are enthusiastic about AKA’s boom potentialities in Africa and beyond.’ The Sony Music/AKA partnership is the key catalyst to trade the business and face of Music throughout Africa, particularly in the key regions of fine, distribution and content control’. In June 2015, AKA’s sophomore album Levels become licensed Gold, by way of the recording industry of South Africa, for shipments of over 20,000 copies locally.
In 2015, aka’s sophomore album Levels is available on a vinyl known as a gramophone file.
He was born on January 28, 1988, in Cape Town, Western Cape. He celebrated his 31st birthday in 2019 by dropping the video for his hit song, Jika ft. Oct 15, 2019.
He was born of Lynn Forbes and raised in Cape Town, Western Cape, Forbes gained significance after releasing his single “Victory Lap” which was released from his debut album, Alter Ego.
AKA Real Name
AKA’s real name is Kiernan Jarryd Forbes.
His girlfriend was Bonang Matheba. They once did a breakup 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. They were rocking the co-parenting task with the ex-girlfriend Dj Zinhle, who later went on a Beacation and they are currently in a relationship.
AKA Body Measurements
- Height: 5′ feet 8” inches.
- Weight: 171.96 lbs
- Shoe Size: Not available
- Body Shape: Not available
- Hair Colour: Not available.
Working as a hip hop recording artist, there is no doubt AKA earns a good salary and has been able to accumulate good net worth. However, his/her exact net worth has not yet been revealed but the information will be updated as soon as it is available.
AKA Rapper Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $12 million. This has been accumulated from his hip hop artist business, his recording business, singing, his brand authorizations, business deals, among others.
- Levels (2014)
- Be Careful What You Wish For (2017)
- Taking Chancez (2017)
- Altar Ego (2011)
- Down To Earth (2017)
- La maladie de la haine (2010)
- Attention Deficit (2018)
- And so It Begins (2011)
- Slave To The Sound (2004)
- Sex Hot (2018)
- 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 artists 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 Songs List
- 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
Frequently Asked Questions About AKA
Who is AKA?
He is one of the best known South African hip hop recording artist and record producer.
How old is AKA?
He is currently 31 years old as of 2019. He was born in 1988.
How tall is AKA?
He stands at a height of 5 ft” 8 in’
Is AKA married?
He is currently dating Dj Zinhle.
How much is AKA worth?
He has an approximated net worth of $12 million.
How much does AKA make?
Where does AKA live?
Is AKA dead or alive?
He is still alive and in good health.
AKA Instagram and Twitter
AKA Latest News: AKA praises Cassper Nyovest after recent diss
Source: The Citizen
AKA has apparently turned over a new leaf and has no time for petty feuds. After years of publicly feuding, AKA claims that he has no problems with anyone in the industry.
Much to everyone’s surprise, this also includes his nemesis Cassper Nyovest who last week threw shade at the rapper in a video on his Instagram account.
The Baddest hitmaker claims to have “grown up and matured”, and just wants to move forward from what happened in the past.
Cassper, who is currently overseas, opened up about his feud with AKA during a radio interview, explaining that he and AKA could not be friends.
AKA was alerted to the interview by one of his followers but didn’t even pay any attention to it.
“Yo man. My life too blessed. His life too blessed. Let’s cut the bulls**t and move on. Right now I got no problems with nobody. Period. Let’s grow the f**k and bring everybody together once and for all,” he tweeted.
At the launch of his watermelon vodka late last week, AKA also spoke out about being in a better space and becoming more mature.
“I don’t know if you guys can recall but I used to be a bit of a loudmouth … erm … on social media. I wasn’t very mature. So at the time, there weren’t many offers or options I have now,” he said.
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