South African Fans Pay Their Last Respects to Legendary Rapper AKA
Fans of late rapper Kiernan Forbes, known as AKA, came together with his family to say their final goodbyes at the Sandton Convention Centre on February 17.
The musician, who lived in Bryanston, was shot dead in Durban on February 10, along with his friend Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane.
During the memorial service, emotions ran high, with some fans celebrating Forbes’ life and others still in shock over his sudden death. Fans who were not able to attend the service gathered outside, sharing their memories of the musician and his impact on their lives.
Matthew Monyaha, a fan, expressed the sentiment of many in attendance, stating, “He played a big part in the music industry and he stood with the culture of South African hip hop when others shifted from genre to genre. He was an inspiration to a lot of people including myself. His music and personality touched our hearts, long live Super Mega.”
The service included a moving tribute where fans, accompanied by a marching band, sang some of AKA’s most popular songs.
The passing of AKA has sent shockwaves through South Africa’s music industry, with many musicians and fans alike mourning his loss. His contributions to South African hip-hop have been celebrated by fans around the country, and his memory will continue to live on through his music.
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