Kiernan Jarryd Forbes Biography, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, better known by his stage name AKA, is a South African rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born on January 28, 1988, in Cape Town, South Africa, and is currently 35 years old.
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes Career
AKA began his music career in 2002, but it wasn’t until 2011 that he gained widespread recognition with his debut album “Altar Ego.” He has since released several other successful albums, including “Levels” (2014), “Touch My Blood” (2018), and “Bhovamania” (2020). He has won numerous awards, including the South African Music Award for Best Male Artist and Best Hip-Hop Album.
In addition to his music career, AKA has also been involved in various business ventures. He launched his own record label, Beam Group, in 2016, and has also been a brand ambassador for various companies.
AKA has been in several high-profile relationships, including with media personality Bonang Matheba and DJ Zinhle. He has one daughter, Kairo, with DJ Zinhle.
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes Relationship
Tragically, his fiancée, Nelli Tembe, passed away as a result of an awful hotel event. Despite the difficult circumstances, he has persisted to create music.
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes Personal information
|Born||Kiernan Jarryd Forbes|
28 January 1988
Cape Town, South Africa
|Died||10 February 2023 (aged 35)|
Durban, South Africa
|Cause of death||Assassination by gunshot|
|Education||St John’s College, Johannesburg|
|Occupations||Rappersongwritersingeraudio engineeractorrecord producer|
|Partners||Bonang Matheba (2015–2017) DJ Zinhle (2012–2015; 2018–2019)Anele Tembe (died 2021)Nadia Nakai|
(2022–2023; his death)
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes Net worth
As of 2021, AKA’s net worth is estimated to be around $12 million.
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes Biography 5 SURPRISING FACTS
- Forbes appeared in WWE live events in Johannesburg and Cape Town as well.
- Forbes teamed with the vodka manufacturer Cruz to develop a watermelon-flavored beverage bearing his initials in April 2020.
- Even so, Forbes consented to be roasted on a Comedy Central special.
- As a child, after his parents’ divorce, Forbes moved in with his grandmother.
- Forbes attended St. John’s College, graduated with honours, and then pursued sound engineering studies.