AKA Net Worth

Net Worth:$20 Million
Date of Birth: January 28, 1988 - February 10, 2023 (35 years old)
Profession:Singer, Rapper
Nationality:South African

What is AKA’s Net Worth

AKA was a South African rapper who had a net worth of $20 million before his demise. He rose to fame after the release of the song “Victory Lap” from his debut studio album, Altar Ego.

In order to build on his popularity, Forbes continues to release studio albums, such as Levels, Touch My Blood, Bhovamania, and the joint album Be Careful What You Wish For with Anatii.

Forbes appeared as a special guest on WWE Live events in April 2018 that took place in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Forbes was shot and killed outside a restaurant in Durban on 10 February 2023.

Early Life

Kiernan Jarryd Forbes was born on 28 January 1988 in Cape Town South Africa.

AKA established the hip-hop group Entity in 2002 along with his two buddies Vice Versa and Greyhound. In the category for Best African Hip Hop, the group was nominated for a KORA Award.

AKA moved on to pursue a career in sound engineering after the entity disintegrated in 2006.


Alter Ego was released on 23 August 2011. For its widespread popularity, the album received a gold certification from RiSA. The 2011 Metro FM Awards for Best Hip Hop Album were among the many awards the album received.

In 2012 South African Music Awards’ Best Male Artist was won by AKA.

AKA posted a clear face photo of himself on Twitter, inviting graphic designers to enter a competition to create the album cover art. The winner, Taonga, who won an internship at Beam Group, was selected by AKA out of the many entries received.

A disdainful song titled “Beyonce” addressed to his former lover Bonang Matheba was released by AKA fifteen days before the album’s official release.

“Touch My Blood” which was originally scheduled to debut on May 25 was postponed due to the need for additional time to develop its promotion. It finally went on sale on June 15, 2018.

After being given a platinum certification, the album was eventually given a double platinum certification by RiSA in 2019.

A WWE live event in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, on April 8, 2018, featured AKA. He was the featured roastee in Comedy Central SA’s annual roast special in February 2019.

Cruz vodka and Forbes’ initials were used to launch a watermelon-flavored beverage in April 2020.

AKA’s Extended Play Bhovamania was released on November 6, 2021. Four singles—”Energy,” “Python,” “Monuments,” and “Cross My Heart”—were released to promote the EP. He was nominated for Artist of the Decade at the South African Hip Hop Awards’ 10th presentation.

AKA shared details about his upcoming fourth studio album, Mass Country, on Instagram at the start of September 2022.

The lead song from the album, “Lemons [Lemonade],” featuring Nasty C, was dropped on 16 September 2022. The South African Recording Industry Association awarded the song a Gold certification (RiSA).

Personal Life

AKA announced his engagement to his fiancée Nelli Tembe via an Instagram photo on February 21, 2021. He lost his girlfriend after she fell from a hotel in Cape Town on 11 April 2021.

After Tembe demise, rumors about AKA’s drug use started to circulate.

He responded by making a public statement in which he said he would not be drawn into disclosing their marital problems in order to defend himself against “one-sided opinions.”


After AKA’s performance on February 10 in a Durban nightclub. Around 10 o’clock that evening, AKA and his friends were waiting outside a restaurant on Florida Road when a hooded assailant approached them and shot Forbes in the head. Meanwhile, the assailant’s accomplice who was standing by AKA’s car then fired additional shots, killing his friend.

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