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AKA whose actual call is Kiernan Jarryd Forbes become born on January 28, 1988 in Cape town, South Africa. he’s a south African hip hop recording artist and record producer.
In 2002, he was part of the rap institution Entity that had successful with “contact N move”. Entity have been nominated in 2005 for “nice African Hip Hop” within the KORA Awards and performed during the event. He went on to have a look at sound engineering earlier than deciding on to perform. “I determined that’s what I had to do,” says the man dubbed the Prince of South African Rap.
As Entity disbanded in 2006, AKA went on to observe sound engineering and later joined Buks and Kamza to form the production collective called The I.V. League in 2007. His production credit consist of tracks by means of pro, Tuks Senganga, Andile, Shugasmakx, Khuli Chana, Teargas, Psyfo, Jub Jub, Loyiso Bala, Bala Brothers, Jae, JR and Proverb.
In 2009 AKA ventured for a solo career with hits like “mistakes”, “In My walk” and “Do It” with the latter making it to #1 at the South African 5FM pinnacle 40. He won Metro FM music Awards for “excellent Newcomer”, “quality Hip Hop” as a solo act and “quality Produced Album” for his debut Altar Ego. it’s miles then that he was dubbed “Prince of South African Rap” by using one of the countrywide newspapers. He also gained “high-quality Dressed guy” for the duration of the GQ Awards in South Africa along Oscar Pistorius.
In 2011 AKA’s song “Victory Lap” received Channel O’s most talented Hip-Hop Video at the 7th annual Channel O tune Video Awards and at the 18th South African track Awards AKA was awarded Male Artist of the 12 months and great road urban tune Album. The rapper went on to say “triumphing the awards has been a huge honour and it’s miles very humbling. The Male Artist of the yr award has made me see myself as a musician throughout all genres and not only a hip-hop artist,”.
AKA has opened for Kanye West, Snoop dogg, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, huge Sean and Kendrick Lamar of their South African tours. He has won many awards along with “quality avenue urban music Album” and “Male Artist of the 12 months” on the 18th South African track Awards (SAMA) South African equal to the Grammys.
In past due 2014 rapper AKA signed a multi-album deal with Sony track via its new neighborhood urban label Sound African recordings. executive head of A&R for Sony, Zakes Bantwini made the statement via their platform. ‘We’re excited to add AKA’s illustrious profession to our strong. we’re enthusiastic about AKA’s increase possibilities in Africa and beyond.’ The Sony tune/AKA partnership is the important thing catalyst to trade the business and face of tune across Africa, particularly within the key areas of best, distribution and content management’. In June 2015, AKA’s sophomore album levels become certified Gold, by means of theRecording industry of South Africa, for shipments of over 20,000 copies regionally.
In 2015, aka’s sophomore album stages is available on a vinyl known as a gramophone record.