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AKA (rapper)

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Birth name  Kiernan Jarryd Forbes
Role  Hip-hop artist
Genres  Hip hop
Albums  Levels, Altar Ego
Instruments  Vocals
Children  Kairo Owethu Forbes
Name  AKA (rapper)

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Also known as  The Supa Mega 3rdWorldBoss
Born  28 January 1988 (age 27) Cape Town, South Africa (1988-01-28)
Origin  Johannesburg, South Africa
Occupation(s)  Rapper record producer actor songwriter sound engineer
Awards  South African Music Award for Male Artist of the Year, South African Music Award for Best Street Urban Music Album
Associated acts  Khuli Chana, Burna Boy, JR, Tumi Molekane, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy
Similar People  Cassper Nyovest, DJ Zinhle, Burna Boy, KO, Riky Rick

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Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known by his stage name AKA, is a South African hip hop recording artist and record producer.


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Music career

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In 2009 AKA ventured for a solo career with hits like "Mistakes", "In My Walk" and "Do It" with the latter making it to number 1 on the South African 5FM Top 40. He won Metro FM Music Awards for "Best Newcomer", "Best Hip Hop" as a solo act and "Best Produced Album" for his debut Altar Ego. It is then that he was dubbed "Prince of South African Rap" by one of the national newspapers. He also won "Best Dressed man" during the GQ Awards in South Africa alongside Oscar Pistorius.

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In 2011 AKA's song "Victory Lap" won Channel O's Most Gifted Hip-Hop Video at the 7th annual Channel O Music Video Awards and at the 18th South African Music Awards AKA was awarded Male Artist of the Year and Best Street Urban Music Album.

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AKA has opened for Kanye West, Snoop dogg, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Kendrick Lamar in their South African tours. He has won many awards including "Best Street Urban Music Album" and "Male Artist of the Year" at the 18th South African Music Awards (SAMA) In late 2014 rapper AKA signed a multi-album deal with Sony Music through its new local urban label Sound African recordings. Executive head of A&R for Sony, Zakes Bantwini made the announcement through their platform. ‘We’re excited to add AKA's illustrious career to our stable. We are excited about AKA's growth prospects in Africa and beyond.’ The Sony Music/AKA partnership is the key catalyst to change the business and face of Music across Africa, especially in the key areas of quality, distribution and content management’.

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In June 2015, AKA's sophomore album Levels was certified Gold, by the Recording Industry of South Africa, for shipments of over 20,000 copies domestically, as of May 2016 the album was certified platinum by RiSA.

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