Rapping about love and sorrow?

Rapper AKA on stage. Image via Instagram @akaworldwide

Rapping about love and sorrow? AKA is back in the studio

AKA gets vocal: The troubled rapper has reportedly hit the studio again after the 11 April death of his fiancée.

Rapping about love and sorrow?

Rapper AKA on stage. Image via Instagram @akaworldwide

After taking some time off to mourn the death of his fiancée, Anele “Nelli” Tembe, rapper Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, popularly known by his stage name AKA, is reportedly back in the studio to record some new music.

This according to a tweet by Supa Mega’s “top fan” and promoter, Rubu Thulisa, on Tuesday 2 June.


On Sunday 11 April, AKA’s fiancée plunged to her death from the 10th floor of the Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town. Following her death,  AKA announced that he would be taking some time off to mourn her death as he was reportedly also receiving counselling. 

“The tragic loss of Anele has taken a great toll on me emotionally and psychologically. Insinuations and innuendos made on my personhood have made it even more difficult to process, and the strain our families have taken is unspeakable. Which is why at this time I choose to retreat to honour my journey, praying that the moments of stillness may bring me closer to some clarity,” said AKA in a statement released after her death.

AKA chose to step away from the public eye completely as he handed over his social media accounts to his public relations team.

“As we undergo this painful journey, I have entrusted my team to handle all of my affairs in the public domain including all my social media platforms,” added AKA. 

However, AKA is reportedly back in the studio working on some new music.

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Thulisa tweeted on 2 June that AKA is back in the studio to make new music.

“Spoke with Kiernan last night, he made me listen to one of his new records Loudly crying face. That ish is FIRE!! TRUUUUST ME!!!,” wrote @RubuThulisa on Twitter to the accounts 24 400 followers.

Later, Mpumalanga-born artist Oscar Mbo retweeted Thulisa’s tweet saying that he is so tempted to play the new record on his Instagram story but he has to respect the process.



The Megacy has stuck with AKA through thick and thin even penning a letter of support for the rapper while gender-based violence (GBV) movements urged radio stations and streaming services to #MuteAKA amid the abuse claims that surfaced after a video of AKA breaking down a door to get to a traumatised Nelli Tembe went viral.

Although no details about his new music have been released apart from Thulisa’s tweet that it is “fire”, fans are hoping he channels some of his emotions into the mix.