AKA was planning to marry Nadi Nakai
South African rapper Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes was remembered yesterday at his memorial service as a talented musician, a loving father, and a loyal friend. However, it was his relationship with Nadia Nakai that stole the show. During the service, close friends revealed that AKA was planning to propose to Nakai on Valentine’s Day.
“Funny thing is they have known each other for more than 10 years, and at one point, he mentored her for a project. But the love only came when he was in a dark place and needed her the most,” a close friend of the couple told Zimoja Lezinto.
Nadia Nakai was AKA’s “saving grace”, according to Yanga Chief, who gave a speech at the memorial service. “To Nadia, the first time I asked Kiernan how was your relationship going, he did not hesitate to tell me, ‘Bra, this is it for me. Nadia saved my life.’ I thank you for loving my bru and bringing back to him after we thought we had lost him the first time. He loved you so much,” he said.
Another close friend told the publication that AKA was ready to settle down this year with Nakai. “She supported him. Took the late-night calls when he was crying, and she was there for him. She was the one. He was planning to propose this year. He was a hopeless romantic, and I am sure by Valentine’s Day, it would have been done,” the friend said.
AKA and Nakai recently returned from their first international trip together to the United States. They had been dating for a short time, but their love story was one for the books. “Although he had dated three other famous ladies before Nakia, reportedly he was too head over heels with Nakai,” the publication reported.
While AKA’s funeral was underway with only family, friends, and close acquaintances in attendance, the masses paid tribute to him on social media. Fans and fellow artists shared their condolences and memories of the late rapper, who died at the age of 33 in a tragic shooting.
AKA’s death sent shockwaves through the South African music industry and beyond. He was a pioneer of the country’s hip-hop scene, having released several critically acclaimed albums, won numerous awards, and collaborated with international artists.
Yesterday, AKA was laid to rest in a secluded venue where all the leaders, heroes, and heroines of South African society are rested. His legacy will live on through his music, his fans, and his loved ones. And while he may not have had the chance to propose to Nakai on Valentine’s Day, his love for her and the memories they shared will continue to inspire many.
GET TO KNOW NADIA NAKAI IN DETAIL
Nadia Nakai is a South African rapper and songwriter who has taken the music industry by storm with her talent, charisma, and unique style. Born in Johannesburg on May 18, 1990, Nakai grew up in a creative family that encouraged her to pursue her passion for music.
Nakai’s mother was a musician and her father was a DJ, which meant that music was always a big part of her life. She grew up listening to a wide range of genres, from hip-hop and R&B to kwaito and Afro-pop. It was this exposure to different styles that helped her develop her own sound, which blends elements of traditional African music with modern hip-hop beats.
As a teenager, Nakai knew that she wanted to pursue a career in music, but she wasn’t sure how to make it happen. She started off by performing at local talent shows and open mic nights, but it wasn’t until she met rapper Cassper Nyovest that her career really took off.
Nyovest recognized Nakai’s talent and signed her to his record label, Family Tree. This was a turning point in Nakai’s career, as it gave her the opportunity to work with some of the best producers and artists in the industry.
Nakai released her debut single, “Like Me”, in 2013, which was followed by her first mixtape, “The First Lady”, in 2014. The mixtape featured collaborations with some of South Africa’s top artists, including Khuli Chana, Ice Prince, and Cassper Nyovest.
Nakai’s big break came in 2016 when she released her debut album, “Bragga”. The album was a critical and commercial success, earning Nakai a loyal fan base and several awards, including Best Female Artist at the 2017 South African Hip Hop Awards.
Since then, Nakai has continued to make waves in the music industry, releasing hit singles like “Money Calling” and “Naaa Meaan” featuring Cassper Nyovest. She has also collaborated with several international artists, including Nigerian superstar Davido and British rapper Stefflon Don.
In addition to her music career, Nakai is also a fashion icon and has been featured in several high-profile campaigns and magazine spreads. She has even launched her own clothing line, called “Brags by Nadia Nakai”, which features bold, statement pieces inspired by her unique style.
Despite her success, Nakai remains humble and focused on her craft. She is constantly pushing herself to improve and evolve as an artist, and is not afraid to take risks and try new things.
“I want to be known as someone who brought a new sound to the music industry,” she said in an interview with the South African newspaper, The Citizen. “I want to inspire young girls to follow their dreams and not be afraid to go after what they want.”
Nakai’s music and style have certainly been an inspiration to many, especially young girls who look up to her as a role model. She has shown that with hard work, determination, and a strong sense of self, anything is possible.
As Nakai continues to make her mark on the music industry, there is no doubt that she will continue to inspire and empower those around her. Her talent, passion, and dedication to her craft have made her one of South Africa’s most beloved and respected artists, and there is no doubt that she will continue to make great music for many years to come.