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DJ Tira has been morning his friend AKA in several ways. Image via Instagram @djtira/ @akaworldwide

‘The best to ever do it’: DJ Tira pays tribute to rapper AKA [watch]

DJ Tira has mourned the slain rapper AKA since hearing about his murder last week. He also paid tribute to the star at his memorial recently.

rapper AKA

DJ Tira has been morning his friend AKA in several ways. Image via Instagram @djtira/ @akaworldwide

Kwaito Gqom Afro House Mthokozo Khathi, popularly known as DJ Tira’s posts of mourning his friend Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, popularly known by his stage name, AKA, has been pulling on heartstrings since the rapper was heartlessly shot and killed along with Tebello Motsoane, also known as Tibz last week Friday, 10 February, outside Wish On Florida in Durban.


AKA’s memorial service was held yesterday, 18 February, at Sandton Convention Centre. DJ Tira attended the service and paid Tribute to his late friend.

According to IOL, media personalities such as Londie London, Robert Marawa, Prince Kaybee, Thando Thabethe, Costa Titch, Blxckie, Nandi Madida, Tresor, Mr Selweyn, Ma-E, Ntokozo ‘TK’ Dlamini, L-Tido, Zulu Mkhathini were reported some of the many attendees of the service.

Media personality, rapper and TV personality Nomuzi Mabena, popularly known as Moozlie, was the program director of the late rapper’s memorial.

DJ Tira, along with a few other famous musicians, reportedly paid tribute to AKA by taking to the stage to perform hits from Supa Mega’s impressive catalogue.

The Thank You Mr DJ hitmaker made a speech at the podium and was heard as saying,

“Kubuhlungu [It is difficult] when a brother you know is going to be killed in one of the busiest streets of Durban, Florida Road. It breaks my heart. I just wish that the government, the society, needs to do something about it. But, It’s not about a celebrity dying, but it’s about the safety of everyone who lives in South Africa.”



The Gqom DJ from Kwazulu-Natal was left heartbroken after learning the slain rapper was no longer.

DJ Tira took to his Twitter and captioned,

“The best to ever do it. I can’t believe you gone💔”

In the post, the Won’t Let Go hitmaker shared an old post where AKA had tagged him in a heartfelt gratitude post to him.

The post read:

“The man, the legend. Since I started in the industry, @DJTIRA is someone I have always looked up to, whose example I try and follow, in business, in family & in music. I am so privileged to be able to pick up the phone and call this man whenever I need something. God bless you and your family on this Sunday.”

Which DJ Tira replied,

“Thank you, SUPA MEGA. Let’s continue to inspire the kids. Your consistent growth is too much. May God keep blessing you with more.

In another post, DJ Tira shared another memory with the late rapper and captioned,

 “Awu 😢💔 kanjalo nje [Just like that]. Rest in peace, my brother ❤️ “

AKA’s memorial was held yesterday at Sandton Convention Centre. Image @ Twitter @lavable _daniels

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