Most celebrities are popularly known by their nicknames rather than birth names. Likewise among them, the South African rapper AKA whose career spans more than thirteen years. He is most popular for his bad boy persona and controversial statements. Aside from that, AKA is one of the most successful musicians and record producer of South Africa.
Many of his fans eager to know that is the rapper single or dating someone. Scroll down to know more about AKA.
|Birth Name||Kiernan Jarryd Forbes|
|Net Worth||$7 million|
|Date Of Birth||N/A|
|Place Of Birth||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Dated||Bonang Matheba, Zinhle Jiyane|
Looks like the rapper made a handsome amount of money from his rapping and seems unstoppable.
AKA has a net worth of $7 million.
The rapper earns impressive money from his album sales, tours and concerts. Apart from music, he makes from endorsement deals and from his business. Reported he and his girlfriend has a total net worth of more than $13 million.
The rapper bought a beautiful house of his net worth back in 2016 and even posted a picture on his Instagram. At the time, he lived with his ex-lover, DJ Zinhle but now they had parted their ways and moved out.
Similar, talking about his car collection, the rapper has owned sports cars a BMW X6M and an i8. He has vocal for his love for German machine and also shared his desire to add another beamer in his car collection named, 7 series via social media. He has spent the 9k buck a month on the insurance of the car.
The rapper, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes is known by his stage name AKA began his career in 2002, releasing Contact N Go which became a hit and was assigned in 2005 for “Best African Hip Hop” in the KORA Awards and performed amid the occasion. His other solo hits like Problems, Do It, and In My Walk with making at No.1 on the South African 5FM Top 40.
During the time, he won Metro FM Music Awards for “Best Newcomer”, “Best Hip Hop” as a solo act and “Best Produced Album” for his debut Altar Ego. Then the album was named ‘Sovereign of South African Rap’ by one of the national newspaper and also received a titled ‘Best Dressed Man’ during the GQ Awards in South Africa alongside Oscar Pistorius.
In 2012, AKA released his second studio album ‘Levels’ featuring Burna Boy, Da L.E.S, Sarkodie, and Mi Casa’s lead vocalist, J’Something. the album was peaked at number 1 on the iTunes South African chart a day after its release and was certified gold. As of October 2018, it is certified double platinum and sold over 40,000 copies.
In 2014, AKA signed with Sony Music then promoted to executive head of A&R for Sony, Zakes Bantwini made the declaration through their stage, saying, ‘We’re excited to add AKA’s illustrious career to our stable. We are excited about AKA’s growth prospects in Africa and beyond.’
AKA released his first single The World Is Yours from Touch My Blood. The music video for the song was shot in Thailand with his girlfriend, Bonang Matheba and topped charted and certified triple Platinum by RISA.
In June 2018, the South African rapper released his final and the third album ‘Touch My Blood’ included five singles, The World Is Yours, Caiphus Song, Star Signs, Sweet Fire, and Beyonce. The album was certified Platinum by RiSA in November 2018.
Throughout his career, AKA has won several awards and nomination including Best Street Urban Music Album, African Muzik Magazine Awards, MTV Africa Music Awards, 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards, Male Artist of the Year” at the eighteenth South African Music Awards (SAMA) South African equal to the Grammys and 18th South African Music Awards for Best Male Artist
AKA has dated several bold and hot girls throughout his career. However, talking about his current relationship status, he probably is single or maybe searching for his perfect soul who supports and loves him in his entire life.
He dated a famous TV personality, Bonang Matheba but like other couples, their relationship lasted for a short time. He posted several cozy pictures on each other social pages and spoke about their love.
The couple announced their break up via Twitter in December 2017. He tweeted,
“Myself and Bonang have decided to call it quits. I feel like I need to put this out there so we can both move on. I wish her all the best and I will always love her.”
Bonang also had some rather emo tweets to share last night as well. In the earlier hours, Bonang was going in on the tweets but later on deleted them.
Prior to Bonang, He dated his ex-girlfriend, Zinhle Jiyane for three years and let go off for Bonang after He has a daughter with Zinhle. He and Zinhle broke up after they welcomed a baby Kairo who was just a month older, t the time. His ex-girlfriend stated;
“After a great deal of thought, reflection and discussion we have decided to end our relationship of three years. We entered our relationship with love and it’s with love and kindness we leave it.”
“We both wish nothing but a great future for each other and remain dear and trusted friends as well as co-parents to our wonderful baby Kairo, whose happiness and well-being remains our number one priority. We both deeply care for each other and remain close friends.”
She also said that AKA was loyal to her but they both are co-parent their daughter and take care of her.
AKA born as Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, in Cape Town of South Africa to African parents and holds and African nationality. The rapper has not revealed his date of birth and year to the public yet. He gained massive popularity after releasing his solo work.
Moving to his education, AKA schooled at Holy Cross Covent in Cape Town and later moved to Greenside Primary School. He completed his matriculation from St John’s College and finished his education in Sound Engineering.
He is online all over social media like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.