Rapper AKA was shot and killed in Florida Road, Durban, on Friday evening. Images via Twitter

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News of the shooting death of rapper AKA on Friday has sent shockwaves throughout the country, Take a look at some footage doing the rounds


Rapper AKA was shot and killed in Florida Road, Durban, on Friday evening. Images via Twitter

Award-winning rapper Kiernan Jarred Forbes popularly known as AKA tragically died after he was shot at pointblank range in the back of his head in Florida Road, Durban, on Friday night

Durban police has confirmed the death of the 35-year-old rapper on the scene.

AKA death: What happened?

According to IOL, AKA was reportedly standing outside Wish Restaurant at about 22:00 when he was approached by a gunman who shot him “execution style” before fleeing the scene on foot.

Apparently there was also a second gunman and his close friend and celeb chef Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane who was with him at the time, was also shot and killed while his bodyguard has been wounded.

Rapper AKA, left, and friend Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane both died in what was believed to be a hit on Friday evening in Durban. Image via Twitter @kojomiguel97

AKA was due to perform at a Durban night club YUGO as part of his birthday celebrations later that night.

RIP AKA: Footage file of fatal night

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Take a look at footage which has since emerged on social media. It shows the rapper’s movement’s from when he posted being on the way to Durban, getting a hair cut and having dinner at Wish restaurant before the fatal shooting.

Then there is the shocking CCTV footage which has since become public.

In the video, a man wearing a white beanie walks towards AKA and Motsoane, while they are hugging, and fires a single shot to AKA’s head, who died instantly. The gunman then runs across the road and disappears. It is unclear at this stage when and who killed Motsoane.

According to IOL, Police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda confirmed that the province’s organised crime unit had taken over the investigations.

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AKA the rap icon

The hip-hop artist rose to fame in 2009 with hits such as Mistakes, In My Walk, and Do It. He won Metro FM awards for Best New Comer, Best Hip Hop and Best Produced Album for his debut Altar Ego.

AKA’s fourth studio album, Mass Country, was set for release on 24 February 2023..

AKA’s first single off the hotly anticipated album, Lemons (Lemonade), went gold in September last year. This was followed by Paradise with Musa Keys and Ghanaian singer Gyakie in November.

Prada, featuring Motswako rapper Khuli Chana, was the latest track from the upcoming album to have been released to great acclaim.

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Women in his life

Almost two years ago , the Supa Mega lost his fiancé Anele “Nellie” Tembe when she fell to her death from the 10th floor of the Pepper Club Hotel in Cape Town.

He is also the father to DJ Zinhle’s daughter Kairo and was dating rapper Nadia Nakai.

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Nadia Nakai
In this file photo, Nadia Nakai received a R13 000 Marilyn Monroe Mont Blanc pen from AKA in celebration of her 32nd birthday! Image via Twitter @akaworldwide