AKA – Biography, Age, Fiancé, Girlfriend, Interview, Instagram, Twitter and Net Worth

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AKA (born 28 January 1988) is a Cape Town-born and raised rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is also in the league of one of the greatest rappers in Africa.


AKA Biography

Kiernan Jarryd Forbes was born on the 28th of January, 1988 in Cape Town, Western Cape, and was raised by his mum, Lynn Forbes. Little his known about his educational background but we do know that the rapper attended St. John’s College in Johannesburg and studied sound engineering at one point.


His first foray into music was in 2002 after he created a hip hop group called “Entity” with two of his friends, Vice Versa and Greyhound. The band later disbanded in 2006. He came back to the surface in 2010 with the single “I Want It All” and released his debut album “Altar Ego” in 2011. The album won so many awards and was certified gold by RiSA. Since then, he has gone on to release many charts toppers and has won so many awards.

In 2019, he featured in the WWE live event that was held in Johannesburg and Cape Town. He is known to be arch enemies with another South African superstar, Cassper Nyovest.

At the 10th edition of the South African Hip Hop Awards, he was nominated as the artiste of the decade and in 2021, he released his EP, Bhovamania.


Real NameKiernan Jarryd Forbes
Date of Birth28th of January, 1988
Place of BirthSouth Africa
Marital StatusIn a relationship
Nationality/NationalitiesSouth African

What language does he speak?

Judging from the fact that he grew up in Western Cape, it is most likely he speaks Afrikaans, Xhosa, and Zulu. For a fact we know he speaks the English language.

Who is his father?

His name is Tony Forbes.

Who is Nellie Tembe?

She was his 22-year-old fiancé that fell to her death all the way from the 10th floor of the Pepperclub Hotel, Loop Street, Cape Town on the 11th of April, 2021.

Is AKA a white man?

He identifies as a black man.

AKA Age: How old is AKA?

As of 2022, he is 34 years of age.


His late Fiancé is Nellie Thembe. She was rumored to have dated Canadian rapper, Drake in 2016 although it was never confirmed. She died in April 2021 after she fell to her death in Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town.


His current girlfriend is Nadia Nakai.


Social Media

His social media channels include,



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You can follow him on Facebook here.

Net Worth

Below is AKA’s net worth in rands, USD, and GBP as of 2022.

Net Worth in Rands (R)Net Worth in USD ($)Net Worth in GBP (£)
R180 million$12 million£9 million

Lethabo Ndlovu

Lethabo Ndlovu is a KwaZulu-Natal-born writer. He is the Editor-in-Chief at Nerdville. Ndlovu is happily married to Sarah Ndlovu with children and they both live in Johannesburg South Africa. His interests include football, writing, and trying to make himself better by reading.

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