Multiple award winning South African rapper, AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, has been shot dead in a drive-by shooting on Florida Road, in Durban, South Africa, on Friday night.
The rapper who was based in Johannesburg flew into Durban earlier on Friday, February 10th for his birthday party which was scheduled to hold at Yugo Nightclub which he had advertised on his social media pages and asked fans to show up.
Two hours before he was killed, AKA had gone to Fish Restaurant on Florida Road with some friends and his bodyguard and posted his location on his IG page. After the meal, he stepped outside the restaurant and that was when he was killed shortly after 10pm.
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A friend standing with him was also killed while his bodyguard was injured in the shooting.
His friend and colleague, Da Les tweeted shortly after the news of the shooting broke.
AKA gained recognition in Nigeria after releasing hit single titled “Fela in Versace”. The rapper has also worked with Grammy award-winning Nigerian artiste, Burna Boy.
He had sparked controversy after he supported xenophobic attacks on Nigerians based in South Africa.
Based on the comment, Burna Boy severed ties with the rapper and vowed never to visit South Africa again.
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