Late SA Rapper AKA Bags Four Posthumous Awards at the Metro FM Music Awards
AKA's mom and dad took to Instagram to share just how proud they were of their son.
Deceased South African rapper Kiernan Forbes, alias AKA was awarded four posthumous awards at the Metro FM Music Awards. AKA's mother Lynn Forbes, his father Tony Forbes, and his seven-year-old daughter Kairo Forbes accepted the awards in his stead. AKA passed on after he was shot dead on Florida Road in Durban earlier this year.
Read the story of AKA's demise and the big vacuum he left in the lives of so many below.
AKA Bags Four Awards at the Metro FM Music Awards
AKA bagged four awards at the Metro FM Music Awards including Best Hip-Hop Artist, Best Male Artist, Artist of the Year, and Best Collaboration for his jam with fellow SA rapper Nasty C.
The awards are yet additional sentiment to how incredibly talented he was and how dearly beloved he was and remains to be by his fans. AKA was a one-in-a-million talent and his death is still painful and raw as it was when we all learned about his unfortunate shooting.
A Talent Robbed From the World
AKA fans and his MEGACY movement are still up in arms with the JusticeforAKA hashtag making rounds on the internet. AKA was shot and killed alongside his friend Tebello 'Tibz' Motsoane, with the two talents mercilessly robbed from the world. AKA was a huge huge talent, the likes of which we may not see for another generation. His loss remains a momentous loss to Hip Hop in Africa.
AKA's Song 'Company' from his Last Album 'Mass Country' Certified Platinum
AKA's last album 'Mass Country' remains a culmination of just how talented he was and will forever be a classic. The record has one song 'Company' certified platinum and three others: 'Mbuzi', 'Dangerous', and 'Prada' certified gold.
AKA's Mother and Father Share Their Pride
AKA's mom and dad took to Instagram to share just how proud they were of their son. Tony Forbes, AKA's dad said: "Congratulations my boy! You lived your dream. I am so proud of you.❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thank you, everyone that voted, thank you sooo much! Thank you for all the love. I love you".
His mom Lynn during the awards' acceptance speech went on to say, "Kiernan, you make us so proud. We have come full circle from the first time you were in this very same city in 2011 for your first Metro FM awards. To the family, the friends, and everybody that has been there to support Kiernan, thank you so much."
AKA's Family Take His Awards To His Grave
AKA's family is still very deeply hurt by his demise and went to visit his grave with the awards. I'm personally very hurt that we lost AKA and it breaks my heart to be talking of his grave. :(
Our hearts and prayers go to his family, loved ones, and fans as we all celebrate AKA for the gift he was to us all. We also pray and hope that justice will be delivered for AKA and Tibz and send our love also to Tibz's family.
Full List of Winners at Metro FM Music Awards
Here's a full list of winners at the Metro FM Music Awards 2023.
Artist of the Year – AKA
Best Afrosoul – Pop Song – Zuko SA – Andikalibali
Best Amapiano Song – Deep London – Hamba Wena
Best Collaboration Song – AKA feat. Nasty C – Lemons (Lemonade)
Best Duo or Group – Inkabi Nation
Best Female Artist – Makhadzi
Best Gospel Album – Pastor Lungi Ndala – Victorious Praise
Best Hip-Hop Artist – AKA
Best House Song – SKYE WANDA – AMAZWI
Best Jazz Album – Nduduzo Makhathini - In The Spirit of Ntu
Best Kwaito/Gqom Song – Dj Tira – Sikilidi
Best Male Artist – AKA
Best Male Video – Dj Tira – Sikilidi
Best New Age R&B Artist – MOE
Best Viral Challenge – Deep London feat Boohle – Hamba Wena
New Artist – CocoSA
Best Styled Artist – Musa Keys
Dr. Esther Mahlangu Lifetime Award - Mafikizolo
Song of the Year – Betusile Mcinga – Ngena Noah
Africa Award – Waters (Namibia)