AKA Biography: Real Name, Age, Music Career and Education, Awards, AKA’s Relationship (ex-girlfriend), New Girlfriend, Net Worth

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AKA Biography: Real Name, Age, Music Career and Education, Awards, AKA’s Relationship (ex-girlfriend), New Girlfriend, Net Worth

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The highest rapper has some glossy and plane rhymes that make AKA one of the best South African hip hop artists of this time. He is a rapper, singer, songwriter, businessperson, and record producer from Mzansi.

AKA : Real Name

AKA goes by the real name of Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, and he is famous for having two albums qualified Platinum and one being qualified Gold. He has also won at least five South African Music Awards in different categories.

As a child, AKA was raised by his grand-mother in Mitchell’s Plain, and 1995, he moved to Johannesburg to stay with his mother, Lynn Forbes.

AKA has grown to become one of the most significant hip hop artists in Africa. He is respected for his contribution to the growth of hip hop and the basis of a legacy in Africa.


AKA was born on 28th January 1988, in Cape Town, South Africa. He is 32 years old as of 2020.


AKA: Music Career and Education

Greenside Primary School is where AKA was attending by the time he was living in Johannesburg. Aka’s teenage years were then spent attending St. John’s College, where he formed a Hip Hop group named Entity, alongside his group members Vice Versa & Greyhound.

The group rose started to be successful in the mid-2000s by the hit songs like Touch & Go and First Gear.

Though, by the year 2006, the group isolated as each group member stated different dreams for their own career trails. Whereas the other two members decided to further their studies at a higher institution, he took a bound of faith and sustained his career as a single rap artist.

Later on AKA set the bar high in the rap game and is one of the most well-known names in the entertainment industry in South Africa as he is a rapper, record producer, songwriter, and Businessman.

His release of hit has put him on the South African 5 FM Top 40 and AKA has made music with several different artists from Ghana, Nigeria, and all over Africa. His hits include Do it and Mistakes. In 2009 the brand AKA began taking off as he released hit songs such as Problems, in my walk and Do It. Though it was the years 2010-2012 Touch My Blood was certified Gold.

AKA : Awards

AKA’s many awards include GQ Best Dressed Award 2011, Best Music Video Award 2011 for Channel 0, two SAMA Awards in 2011, one Metro FM Award and more:

  1. 2016 Best Hit Single during 15th Metro FM Music Awards for the best song ‘Baddest’.
  2. 2016 Best collaboration during 15th Metro FM Music Awards for the song ‘Baddest’.
  3. 2015: Video of the year during the 4th South African Hip Hop Awards for the song Anatii.
  4. 2015: Song of the year during the 4th South African Hip Hop Awards for the song Baddest and Anatii.
  5. 2015: Most Digital Sales during the 4th South African Hip Hop Awards.
  6. 2015: Most Valuable Artist during the 4th South African Hip Hop Awards.
  7. 2015: Best Collaboration for the song Anatii during the 4th South African Hip Hop Awards.
  8. 2014: Best Male Artist during 21st South African Music Awards for his song ‘Levels’.
  9. 2014: Best Collaboration during MTV Africa Music Awards.
  10. 2014: Best Collaboration during African Music Magazine Awards.
  11. 2014: Best Male Southern Africa during Musi Magazine Awards.
  12. 2012: Best Male Artist during the 18th South African Music Awards for the song “Altar Ego”.

AKA: Relationship (Ex-Girlfriend)

AKA when it comes to affairs had a fair road. On 2012 he was dating the mother of his child, DJ Zinhle. Her real name is Ntombezinhle Jiyane. Zinhle has fallen pregnant for AKA’s first child in 2015. Though in the same year Zinhle decides to declare in her personal blog that AKA admitted to cheating on her with media personality, Bonang Matheba, although she was pregnant.

Zinhle exposed that AKA had come to clean after cheating rumors about him having an affair with Bonang. But Bonang denied the affair she had with AKA and also threatened to sue Zinhle for defamation of character, although Zinhle never apologized.

AKA and Bonang decided to go in public with their affair and slowly started posting pictures of each other on their Instagram accounts as an official statement that they were together all along.

The couple continued to have to receive a lot of attention from the media in 2016. They even won the favorite Award at the You-Spec Awards. They also graced the cover of different magazines as a couple. Though their love story being together was short later in 2017, when AKA confirmed in a tweet that they had gone separated path.

AKA: New girlfriend

AKA local rapper and his new girlfriend Neli Tembe jetted off to Cape Town where they spent their Valentine’s Day weekend.

Taking to his Instagram stories, the “Fela in Versace” rapper shared videos of their Valentine’s Day getaway at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

AKA: Net Worth

AKA is one the richest rappers in South Africa. AKA rapper is approximately $12 million.


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Reference : Wikipedia