It has been confirmed that the rapper AKA real name Kiernan Jarryd Forbes has passed after a shootout on Florida road. The information which the police had at their disposal indicated that the victims were walking toward their vehicle when two armed suspects approached them.

The two suspects came from across the street and shot the victims at closer range. The suspects fled from the scene on foot as reported. Both victims were declared dead at the scene.

While AKA was among the most polarising personalities in South African entertainment, one thing that was beyond reproach was his talent as a musician. Over the past fifteen years, the Supa Mega compiled an exceptional body of work that is widely regarded as the most impressive catalog in the history of SA hip-hop.

From his early days rapping with a chip on his shoulder to his latter years dabbling more in the pop-rap space, the 35-year-old gave us countless bangers. So what better way to commemorate his life than to look back at his biggest – and most impactful – hits?

Parents of SA rapper, AKA, Tony and Lynn Forbes, have asked the country to lift them up in prayer following his fatal shooting outside a Durban restaurant on Friday night.

“It is with extreme sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our beloved son, and confirm his untimely and tragic passing on the evening of February 10, 2023. We are awaiting further details from the Durban police.

“To us, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, was a son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend, most importantly father to his beloved daughter Kairo. To many, he was AKA, SUPAMEGA, BHOVA, and the many other names of affection his legion of fans called him by.

“Our son was loved and he gave love in return. In this time of grief, we appeal for your compassion, space, and time to congregate as a family to decide on the upcoming days.

“We thank you for the love and support we have received thus far and ask you continue to keep us in your prayers and uplifted in the Lord,” they said.


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