Rapper AKA, with real name, is Kiernan Forbes, was allegedly murdered on Friday in Durban.
News of the award-winning rapper’s death has sent shivers around the entertainment industry around the world.
South African police sources have confirmed rapper Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes was shot dead in a drive-by shooting on Florida Road on last night.
Details of his murder were not clear at the time of publishing this article. It is believed that AKA was supposed to perform at his birthday party on Friday.
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However, he was accosted by unknown gunmen who fatally shot him several times, in what appears to be a hit, outside a restaurant on Florida Road. The event has since been canceled.
‘Da Les’ tweeted shortly after news of the shooting broke. While another close and inconsolable friend of the rapper confirmed the news of the star’s death.
Another person believed to be AKA’s bodyguard was also wounded, while another unidentified person, who is understood to be a close friend of AKA, has been shot dead.
AKA died at the age of 35. He rose to fame in 2009 with hits like Mistakes, In My Walk, and Do It. He won Metro FM awards for Best New Comer, Best Hip Hop, and Best Produced Album for his debut Altar Ego.
Almost two years ago, the Supa Mega lost his fiancé Anele Tembe when she fell to her death from the 10th floor of the Pepper Club Hotel in Cape Town. He is also the father to DJ Zinhle’s daughter Kairo and was dating Nadia Nakai.
This article will be updated when more details become available.
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