BET Hip-Hop Awards 2023 To Honor Kiernan “AKA” Forbes With Global Visionary Award Posthumously

Accepting the award on his behalf during a pre-recorded special during the International airings of the show are AKA's family, Lynn & Tony Forbes, who stated, "This is a bittersweet moment for us as a family. Kiernan lived for music and gave his all to creating a legacy that has outlived him.

BET Hip-Hop Awards 2023 To Honor Kiernan
BET Hip-Hop Awards 2023 To Honor Kiernan "AKA" Forbes With Global Visionary Award Posthumously

The 2023 “BET Hip Hop Awards” is set to commemorate the late Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes with the prestigious Global Visionary Award, recognizing his profound impact on the global Hip-Hop landscape.

Accepting the award on his behalf during a pre-recorded special during the International airings of the show are AKA’s family, Lynn & Tony Forbes, who stated, “This is a bittersweet moment for us as a family. Kiernan lived for music and gave his all to creating a legacy that has outlived him.

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Thank you, BET for bestowing such a rightful honor to Kiernan. He would have accepted this award with pride. We are humbled to receive and acknowledge this honor on his behalf, especially for Kairo, who gets to witness her father’s legacy live on.”

Monde Twala, Senior Vice President & GM Paramount Africa & Lead BET International, commented on the significance of the award and AKA’s unparalleled vision and contributions to Hip Hop, saying, “Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes was not just a music icon, he was a visionary.

BET is proud to celebrate his innovative spirit and unwavering dedication to his craft which left an indelible mark on the world.

We are honored to recognize his extraordinary contributions with the Global Visionary Award at the  2023 ‘BET Hip Hop Awards’  AKA’s legacy will forever inspire future generations, reminding us that music transcends borders and has the power to unite us all.”

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The awards will be broadcast on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET Africa.

Meanwhile, Kiernan leads the South African Music Awards 2023 nominees.

The nominees were announced on Tuesday, and the late rapper bagged 7 nods.

Male Artist of the Year
Album of the Year
Best Engineered Album
Best Hip-Hop Album
Best Collaboration (Lemons (Lemonade) featuring Nasty C)
Best Collaboration (Company featuring Kiddominant)
Best Produced Music Video (for Lemons (Lemonade) feat. Nasty C.

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