AKA Biography

AKA Biography, Net Worth, Real Name, Parents & Age

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AKA Biography

Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, widely recognized as AKA, stands out as a prominent South African rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur, showcasing immense talent and popularity.

AKA’s journey began on January 28, 1988, in Cape Town, South Africa. Raised by his grandmother until six, he then moved to Johannesburg to live with his mother, who worked as a school teacher, while his father was employed by an insurance company. AKA’s educational path took him from Holy Cross Covenant to Greenside Primary School and eventually St John’s College. After parting ways with a music group he co-founded, Entity, AKA pursued sound engineering studies in 2006.

AKA Biography

Career

In 2002, AKA, along with friends Greyhound and Vice Versa, co-founded the band Entity, gaining recognition with a KORA Awards nomination in 2006. He later joined forces with Buks and Kamza to create The I.V League, contributing to the success of artists like ProKid, Khuli Chana, and JR. AKA’s solo career took off in 2009 with the release of three songs: “In My Walk,” “Mistakes,” and “I Do.”

  • Best Male artists at the 18th South African Music award 2012 (Won)
  • Best Male South African and Best collaboration at the African Music Magazine awards 2013 (won)
  • Best Hip-Hop artist at the MTV Africa music awards 2014 (nominated)
  • Most Gifted Hip-Hop award at Channel O Africa Music awards 2014 (Nominated)

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AKA’s Album

  • Slave To The Sound (2004)
  • La maladie de la haine (2010)
  • And so It Begins (2011)
  • Altar Ego (2011)
  • Levels (2014) – (Certified Gold and Platinum)
  • Down To Earth (2017)
  • Taking Chancez (2017)
  • Be Careful What You Wish For (2017)
  • Attention Deficit (2018)
  • Sex Hot (2018)
  • Touch My Blood (2018) – (Certified Platinum)

AKA’s Award & Nominations

  • Best Male artists at the 18th South African Music award 2012 (Won)
  • Best Male South African and Best collaboration at the African Music Magazine awards 2013 (won)
  • Best Hip-Hop artist at the MTV Africa music awards 2014 (nominated)
  • Most Gifted Hip-Hop award at Channel O Africa Music awards 2014 (Nominated)

Net worth

Over the years, AKA‘s net worth is estimated to be US$20 million – US$30 million.
His wealth is accumulated from selling his songs, shows, and song production. He is considered one of the wealthiest artists in the world.

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