AKA, the South African rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur turns 33 today.
Born as Kiernan Jarryd Forbes and raised in Cape Town, AKA hogged the spotlight after releasing his single "Victory Lap" from his debut album, Altar Ego in 2011.
Forbes continued his success by releasing studio albums which include Levels in the year 2014, Touch My Blood in 2018, and the collective album, Be Careful What You Wish For, along with Anatii in 2017.
2018 saw AKA in conjunction with vodka brand Cruz launched a watermelon-flavored drink with his initial on the bottles. That same month, AKA came on as a special guest on WWE Live events held in Johannesburg and Cape Town. 2019, saw him being roasted on the Comedy Central Roast special.
As he celebrates his 33rd birthday, let’s take a look at how he made news last year.
When The Braai Show With AKA featured Malusi Gigaba
The Braai Show with AKA aired an explosive talk with Malusi Gigaba on 24 December, 2020. AKA felt that SA politician and former Home Affairs Minister Malusi, is one of cleverest minds he has ever met.
Malusi’s The Braai Show With AKA was in response to his wife Norma Gigaba’s compelling interview on eNCA. Norma in her conversation, revealed the specifics on Malusi Gigaba's dealings with the Gupta family, his porn, and their legal clash.
When AKA was criticized for his 'COVID-19' Tweets
Rapper AKA has landed himself in the proverbial hot soup recently following his tweets where questioned how the Coronavirus is transmitted. He began by questioning the spread of the virus and whether an asymptomatic individual can unknowingly spread the virus.
AKA’s Instagram and tweets read:
"Where is the PROOF that someone can infect another person with a deadly virus Microbe without showing ANY symptoms of the virus that they are carrying? Does that even make sense? How does that even sound logical?"
And another tweet that read:
"Also ... can you get COVID TWICE??? Some say yes some say no. What is the DEFINITIVE answer? If the answer is no ... do I still need to be vaccinated?? Confusion,"
His controversial tweets invited a deluge of very mocking and humiliating responses from many people, with some feeling that AKA should just stick to rapping.
AKA and Cassper Nyovest in a boxing match?
AKA revealed why the boxing match between him and his rival Cassper Nyovest has not yet taken place. AKA said that neither of them have signed the actual contract as of now.
Cassper and AKA who have been quarreling for more than six years now to defend each other's brands and images, have agreed to settle their squabbles in the boxing ring.
AKA gets DJ Black Coffee’s support for restaurant launch
The 4-year long beef between the internationally recognized DJ Black Coffee and award-winning rapper AKA is now all in the past. When AKA launched his very own restaurant and night-club called Cuba Lounge BLK, DJ Black Coffee’s was in attendance along with many of the known celebrities from the entertainment industry.
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