Kiernan Jarryd Forbes death news has devastated everyone as he was shot dead recently. Kiernan family tree and personal life are explained below.
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes was a talented rapper known for tracks such as Lemons and Fela In Versace. He gained the fan’s appreciation after releasing his single “Victory Lap” from his debut studio album, Altar Ego.
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes fans better know him as AKA. Forbes also made a special guest appearance at WWE Live events in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
In 2002 Forbes and his two friends formed a hip-hop group called Entity. The group was also nominated for a KORA Award in the Best African Hip Hop category.
In 2010 Forbes released “I Want It All” from his first studio album, Altar Ego. Forbes was one of the most successful rappers and stars in the musical world who ruled the African music industry from 2002 to 2023.
Since the beginning of his initial career, he has given many hits, and many of his albums were a major success. The rapper is no more with us at 35; AKA was shot and killed outside a popular restaurant on Florida Road.
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes Death: South African Rapper Shot And Killed
The famous rapper Kiernan Jarryd Forbes is no more with us. The 35-year-old rapper was shot and killed outside a famous restaurant.
AKA and another 34-year-old unidentified male, who is reported to be his close friend, were shot fatally. Similarly, the sources claimed his bodyguard was also injured; however, the motive for the shooting is currently unknown.
His family confirmed the news and passed the statement; Forbes was shot dead in a drive-by shooting on a Florida road while standing outside the restaurant on Friday night.
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes was shot at Florida road. (Source: Youtube)
Further, AKA was due to perform at a Durban nightclub on Friday as part of his birthday celebration. The rapper shared pictures of him on Instagram hours before the incident occurred.
The investigation is continuing, and further details are yet to cover as the authorities haven’t revealed any details about the victim yet.
Similarly, the suspects are reported to have run away from the scene on foot, with Police confirming the two counts of murder.
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Kiernan Jarryd Forbes Family Tree
One of South Africa’s most popular rappers, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, was AKA for his fans, but most importantly, he was a son, husband, Father, brother and nephew.
AKA death has mourned his fans, but it’s not easy for his family to bear the loss of their 35-year-old son. Forbes was born on 28 January 1988 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes with his daughter Kairo Olwethu Forbes. (Source: UBEtOO)
Kiernan was the son of Tony and Lynn Forbes, although there is no information about his siblings. The late rapper was engaged to his late fiance Nelli Tembe on 21 February 2021.
Unfortunately, she died on 11 April 2021 after a fall from a hotel in Cape Town. Forbes had a daughter named Kairo Olwethu Forbes from his previous relationship with DJ Zinhle. The couple began dating in 2014 and split later.
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes Net Worth Before His Death
CA knowledge has estimated Kiernan Jarryd Forbes’s net worth is around $15 million. He has been active on the scene since 2002 and has given numerous hits.
His collaboration with prominent artists helped him preserve this massive fortune. His songs also helped him win some awards. As one of the most loved artists, Kiernan gained massive fan followings.
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes posing with his car. (Source: 21 Motoring)
So, he may have earned some cash from sponsorship and endorsement deals. The late South African rapper lived a lavish life and used to show it on his Instagram page. We can find his account on IG as @akaworldwide.
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