Kiernan Forbes, popularly known as AKA. Image via Twitter @Jabu_Macdonald

‘AKA knew Mass Country was his last project’, says manager

Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes’ manager Nhlanhla ‘Nivo’ Ndimande says the rapper knew that Mass Country would be his last album.


Kiernan Forbes, popularly known as AKA. Image via Twitter @Jabu_Macdonald

Award-winning rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes’s manager Nhlanhla “Nivo” Ndimande reveals that the musician knew he wouldn’t be around to celebrate Mass Country.

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The 35-year-old musician Kiernan “AKA” Forbes’ manager Nhlanhla “Nivo” Ndimande shared: “It’s crazy for me to say this, but I think spiritually, Kiernan knew that Mass Country was his last project. He has never submitted an album so early in his life. Spiritually, he knew, even if he didn’t know consciously,” reports Sunday World. 

Ndimande added that Mass Country sets a new benchmark for South African music and Forbes adding Last Time speaks volumes.

“Him adding Last Time and making it the first song on the album speaks volumes. It’s been a two-year process working on this album, from him giving us the vision and telling us what exactly he wanted to do. The first big camp we did for it, we went and recorded at a house in Mooi River.”

His manager adds that the rapper kept on saying he was trying to do something that’s never been done before, 

“There’s something he said in these sessions, he kept on saying he was trying to do something that he’s never done before. So, he needed everybody that was on the team to do something that they’d never done before. What AKA wanted to do was create an album that the people of South Africa could embrace and cherish,” Ndimande said.  

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His manager Nhlanhla “Nivo” Ndimande and the rest of the team will continue celebrating Kiernan “AKA” Forbes’ legacy through music. Mass Country is available on all digital platforms!

The father of one was laid to rest at the Westpark Cemetery in Joburg on Saturday, 18 February after he was murdered outside Wish restaurant on Florida Road in Durban on Friday, 10 February.

The rapper had gone to Durban to perform at the relaunch of YUGO nightclub and had just finished enjoying a meal with friends when he was ambushed.

According to Sunday World, the rapper’s murder is suspected to have been a hit, police are investigating and no one has been arrested.

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