AKA Biography | Profile | Aged | Nationality | Girlfriend | Phone Number | Parent | Net worth | Education | Siblings
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In this Article, we are going to tell you everything you need to know about Rapper AKA.
Who Is AKA And Where Is He From?
Rapper AKA is generally considered as one of the most talented and influential rappers in South Africa and the African continent, praised by fans for evolving Hip-Hop in Africa.
What is aka in Japanese And How It Is Pronus?
The common Japanese word aka, pronounced “AH-kah”, is the noun for the word “red”, or “crimson”. The Japanese conception of color is a dynamic one, and red is particularly important.
RAPPER AKA DATE OF BIRTH | AGED | BIRTHDAY
South African hip-hop artist, AKA was born on born 28 January 1988 ( Aged 30 years as in 2018) in
Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, South Africa.
AKA always celebrate his birthday every 28th of January.
RAPPER AKA STATE OF ORIGIN | NATIONALITY
AKA is from Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, South Africa’s Western Cape Province.
RAPPER AKA FATHER | MOTHER ( PARENT )
His father ( Jarryd Forbes ) worked for an insurance company while his mother was a school teacher.
RAPPER AKA EDUCATION CAREER
While in Cape Town, he attended Holy Cross Convent but when he moved to Johannesburg, he began attending Greenside Primary School. The rapper also later attended St John’s College.
RAPPER AKA MUSIC CAREER
hile he was still in high school, in 2002, he went on to start a rap group – Entity with some of his friends. They released their first album in 2005 which was nominated for the KORA Awards for the ‘Best African Hip Hop’ category the same year.
They also performed at the ceremony which was great publicity for them. Unfortunately, the group disbanded in 2006.
In 2009 AKA ventured for a solo career with hits like “Problems”, “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.
RAPPER AKA EARLY LIFE
AKA born in Cape Town. Before he became a record producer, rapper, and sound engineer, he battled poverty as he came from humble beginnings. He was born on the 28th of January, 1988 in Cape Town, which is in South Africa’s Western Cape Province.
AKA, who spent much of his early years with his grandmother in Cape Flats in Mitchell’s Plain, has a younger brother who is five years younger than him.
In 1995, when AKA was six, he moved out of Mitchell’s Plain to live with his mother in Johannesburg. His father worked for an insurance company while his mother was a school teacher.
WHO IS DATING AKA | AKA GIRLFRIEND | AKA RELATIONSHIP
AKA was speculated to be in a relationship with DJ Zinhle despite a lack of confirmation for a long time.
However, when Nicky Green hosted The Close Up with DJ Zinhle as a guest, during that episode, DJ ZInhle is quoted saying “The thing is, you are a girl you are in love and you want to show off – but, you can’t”. Many took this as a confirmation of her relationship with AKA.
The two traveled together for a holiday in January 2015 to Mauritius and in February of 2015, there were speculations about DJ Zinhle being pregnant with AKA’s child.
In July of that year, she gave birth to their daughter and first child. Despite this, the couple eventually broke up
AKA With Queen B
AKA also dated South African mega celeb – Bonang Matheba or as her fans affectionately call her, Queen B.
The duo are referred to as South Africa’s power couple with their relationship taking a positive turn when AKA introduced her to his family in December of 2016.
However, the couple called it quits on the relationship in January 2017 but as always, they got back together again after two days.
AKA Studio albums
- Altar Ego (2011)
- Levels (2014)
- Be Careful What You Wish For (with Anatii) (2017)
- Touch My Blood (2018)
RAPPER AKA AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
At the Metro FM Music Awards, AKA won “Best Hip-Hop” for a solo act, “Best Produced Album” for Altar Ego and “Best Newcomer.” During the GQ Awards in South Africa, he won the “Best Dressed Man” award.
He was also dubbed the Prince of South African Rap around this period at the 7th annual Channel O Music Video Awards. He won Channel O’s Most Gifted Hip-Hop Video for Victory Lap.
He also won the Best Street Urban Music Album and Male Artist of the Year at the 18th annual South African Music Awards.
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