Kiernan Jarryd Forbes is a famous South African hip hop rapper, more famously known by his stage name AKA. He was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a popular hip hop artist and is also a music producer. He has an estimated net worth of $12 million.
Career in Music
AKA started his music career in 2009. He released a few singles like “Mistakes”, “Do It” and “It’s My Mistake”. His single “Do It” made it to South African 5FM list of Top 40 best songs. He had always had a passion for music and started while he was a teenager. But his official recognition was done when he named himself AKA.
Awards and other nominations
There is a big list of AKA’s awards and a further big list of his nominations. In the year 2012, he won the award for Best Male Artist at the 18th South African Music Awards.
In 2013, he was nominated for the Most Gifted Hip-Hop at the Channel O Africa Music Video Awards. In the year 2014, he got nominated four times: Best Male Southern Africa and Best Rap Act for the African Muzik Magazine Awards.
Then he was also nominated for Best Hip Hop at MTV Africa Music Awards and Most Gifted Hip Hop Channel O Africa Music Video Awards, but wasn’t able to secure any award in that year. Then in 2015, He was further nominated for Best Male South Africa and Best Collaboration award at African Muzik Magazine Awards and won both of these awards.
He also won Best Collaboration at MTV Africa Music Awards and Best Male Artist at 21st South African Music Awards. Then in the same year he won Best Collaboration award, Most Valuable Artist Most Digital Sales, Song of the year (for the song Baddest), Video of the year (for Anatii) in the 4th South African Hip Hop Awards.
AKA also got nominated for Best African Hip Hop at KORA Awards, Best International Act (Africa) at the BET awards, Best International Act at MTV Europe Music Awards and Best International Act (Africa) at the M.O.B.O. Awards. However, he couldn’t win these awards.
In 2016, he won the Best Collaboration award and Best Hit Single (Baddest) at the 15th Metro FM Music Awards. He also got nominated for Best Remix of Baddest (featuring Khuli Chana, Burna Boy and Yanga). In the same year he got nominated for Best Collaboration ( for the song All Eyes On Me featuring featuring Stonebwoy, Redsan and Burna Boy) and best remix Baddest (featuring GiGi Lamayne , FiFi Cooper and Rouge, Moozlie).
In 2019, Forbes won the 2019 Kids Choice Awards for Favourite South African Star.
AKA Net Worth
AKA has a net worth of 12 million US Dollars. Despite his early music attempts, he has been properly making money after he was recognized as AKA. He has a blue colored BMW X6M car of 2016 model. When he got the car, he dedicated praise to his fans and displayed it on Instagram. He also owns a huge house in South Africa which has ample amount of car parking and a big courtyard.
Aka has been dating DJ Zinhle since 2014.