AKA Rapper real/full name is Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, He was born on January 28, 1988, is a South African hip hop recording artist and record producer.He was hail from Cape Town, South Africa, The Decorated recording artist who was named the Best
Hip Hop and Best Male of 2012 in South Africa.
He was nominated
for Channel O Music Awards and South African Hip-Hop Awards and has also
won South African Hip-Hop Awards as well as Metro FM awards.
AKA is a South African mainstream rap artist. He was born in Cape
Town on January 28, 1988. AKA’s birth name is Kiernan Jordan Forbes. The
rapper rose to fame after having joined a group with his two school
mates. The rap group arose in 2002 and managed to garner a large number
of successes; having entered South Africa’s music chart with a series of
different released singles.
After some time the rap group whose name was Entity, began to have
some issues from within the grouping. All three members expressed
different visions, different plans for the future, and various different
solo projects. Entity came to an end in 2006, with all three members
forging different paths.
AKA continued his pursuit of music. He decided to retrieve himself
from the world stage for some time and focus on working behind the
scenes. AKA took some time for himself to learn the ins and outs of
engineering. The rapper then proceeded to create his very own production
company in 2007 alongside two colleagues named Buks and Kamza.
After some time producing, AKA sought to pursue his own solo rap
career, and so he did. After his debut album garnered a huge level of
success within his country he became a sort of poster child for South
African Rap. He went on to receive various prestigious awards the most
prestigious of all having been the ” Male Artist of the Year Award,” at
the South African Music Awards. The South African Music Awards being the
countries equivalent to The Grammys. After so much success AKA dubbed
the name, “Prince of South African Rap.”
Adding to his list of achievements AKA has also had the privilege of
opening up for Kanye West, Big Sean, Snoop Dogg, and Kendrick Lamar.