It’s been a year since the South African music industry was shaken to its core by the untimely and tragic death of rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes. AKA, along with his longtime friend Tibz, was brutally murdered outside the Wish Restaurant in Durban on the 10th of February last year.
The loss of such a talented artist and beloved figure sent shockwaves throughout the nation.
In a heartfelt homage to the departed South African rapper, Nadia Nakai, who was not only AKA’s girlfriend but also a fellow rapper, took to Instagram to reminisce about the cherished moments she shared with the Supa Mega. With profound emotion, she conveyed her deep sense of loss and expressed how dearly her lover is missed.
“It’s been a year, but it feels like yesterday. I wish you never left. I miss you sooooooo much! Your voice, your laughter, everything about you. You were full of life! This is unfair. 💔 Please visit me in my dreams more. Love you forever, live long,” Nadia Nakai wrote, pouring her heart out.
Nadia Nakai is currently working on a sentimental album dedicated to AKA, using music as a medium to express her feelings and pay tribute to her late partner. This album promises to be a testament to their love and the impact AKA had on her life.
Recently, on AKA’s heavenly birthday, which would have been his 36th, Nadia Nakai also paid her respects. She shared a touching message on Instagram, accompanied by a photo of 36 biodegradable balloons she released in his memory. In true Kairo fashion, the balloons were chosen to be environmentally friendly, ensuring they wouldn’t harm the environment.
“Happy Heavenly Birthday @akaworldwide. We all miss you so much! ❤️ I got 36 balloons to send to you, and in true Kairo fashion, they had to be biodegradable to not harm the environment… Today is painful,” wrote Nadia Nakai, capturing the bittersweet emotions of the day.
The loss of AKA has left an indelible mark on the South African music industry and the hearts of his loved ones. Nadia Nakai’s heartfelt tributes not only serve as a reminder of the immense talent and impact AKA had during his time, but also the love and connection they shared.
As fans and fellow artists, we can only hope that Nadia Nakai finds solace and healing through her music and continues to honor AKA’s memory in the most authentic and heartfelt way possible. May his legacy live on through the music they created together and the love they shared.