It’s not every day that a rapper’s legacy transcends the music industry and touches the lives of millions. But that’s exactly what the late AKA, also known as Kiernan Forbes, achieved during his time on this earth.
And now, his family is ensuring that his impact continues to be felt through the launch of the Kiernan Forbes Foundation.
The announcement of the foundation came as a bittersweet moment for AKA’s family, as they grapple with the loss of their beloved son and brother. Yet, they are determined to honor his memory by building on his legacy of inspiration and making meaningful contributions to society.
The Kiernan Forbes Foundation aims to develop young South Africans within the music industry, education, and the broader art world. It will serve as a platform to empower and nurture talent, just as AKA did throughout his career.
Kiernan Forbes was more than just a rapper. He was an inspiration to many, using his music to bring joy and pleasure to countless fans. His journey as a musician inspired up-and-coming artists to be bold, creative, and hardworking in their pursuit of success.
But AKA’s impact extended beyond the realm of music. He was a proud South African who waved the flag of his country with pride, often draping it over his microphone or around his shoulders. His patriotism was evident in his support for causes like the Fees Must Fall movement, advocating for equal access to education for all.
What many may not have seen was AKA’s selfless nature. Behind the scenes, he quietly supported those in need, offering financial assistance and other forms of help. His generosity knew no bounds, and his impact on the world will never be forgotten.
The Kiernan Forbes Foundation is a testament to AKA’s enduring spirit and his family’s commitment to carrying on his legacy. Through this foundation, they will continue to inspire and uplift, ensuring that his influence lives on.
While AKA may no longer be with us physically, his music and the values he stood for will continue to resonate with generations to come. The Kiernan Forbes Foundation will be a beacon of hope for aspiring artists, students, and individuals in need, providing them with the support and opportunities they need to succeed.
The launch of the Kiernan Forbes Foundation is a fitting tribute to a man who touched the hearts of so many. It is a reminder that even in the face of tragedy, we have the power to create something positive and lasting.
So, let us celebrate the life and legacy of AKA, the man who showed us that music can be a force for change. And let us support the Kiernan Forbes Foundation as it carries forward his vision and continues to make a difference in the lives of others.