Rapper Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes dead at 35

Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes, the South African rapper and songwriter, has died at the age of 35.

The news of his death was confirmed by his family in a statement released on social media.

Forbes was a well-known figure in the South African music scene, having released five albums since his debut in 2005. His most successful album, Levels, was released in 2014 and went platinum in South Africa.

He was also well known for his collaborations with other South African artists, such as Kwesta, Da L.E.S and Proverb, and for his work with international acts such as Drake, Wale and French Montana.

Forbes was born in the Cape Town township of Mitchells Plain and rose to fame with his debut album, ‘The Story of Kiernan Forbes’.

His music was a mix of hip-hop and rap, and he was known for his socially conscious lyrics. He often addressed topics such as poverty, inequality and racism in his songs.

Forbes was also an outspoken advocate for social justice and a vocal supporter of the #FeesMustFall movement.

His death has been met with shock and sadness by fans and fellow artists alike, with many taking to social media to pay tribute to the late rapper.

Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes will be remembered for his music, his activism and his passion for social justice. He will be sorely missed by the South African music community.






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