ARTIST PROFILE

AKA

Name: Kiernan Jarryd Forbes

Birthday: January 8 1988

Fav Dish: Cape Malay curry

Kiernan Jarryd Forbes (born 28 January 1988), better known by his stage name AKA, is a South African hip hop recording artist originally from Cape Town

In 2002, he was part of the rap group Entity that had a hit with “Touch N Go”.Entity were nominated in 2005 for “Best African Hip Hop” in the KORA Awards and performed during the event. He went on to study sound engineering before choosing to perform. “I decided that’s what I needed to do,” says the man dubbed the Prince of South African Rap.

As Entity disbanded in 2006, AKA went on to study sound engineering and later joined Buks and Kamza to form the production collective known as The I.V. League in 2007. His production credits include tracks by PRO, Tuks Senganga, Andile, Shugasmakx, Khuli Chana, Teargas, Psyfo, Jub Jub, Loyiso Bala, Bala Brothers, Jae, JR and Proverb.

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