AKA’s lookalike dad Tony Forbes bust out his dance moves at his memorial service on Friday.
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Like father, like son!: Tony Forbes vibes to AKA’s music [watch]

Now we know where AKA got his dance moves from – his dad Tony Forbes! Watch this heartwarming moment from the memorial…


AKA’s lookalike dad Tony Forbes bust out his dance moves at his memorial service on Friday.
Images via Twitter

It was a bittersweet, emotionally charged memorial service for the family of South African rapper AKA – real name Kiernan Forbes – particularly for his lookalike dad Tony Forbes, who has been a pillar of strength to his loved ones.

The family patriarch, who is also the spokesperson, has put on a brave face this week in front of millions of adoring fans. But the hitmaker’s “twin” has also had some low moments, breaking down when it became too much to bare…

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Sitting in the front row of AKA’s memorial service held at Sandton Convention Centre was the rapper’s nearest and dearest. That included his grandmother, parents Lynn and Tony Forbes, brother Steffan, current and ex-girlfriends Nadia Nakai and DJ Zinhle, and his only child, Kairo Forbes.

Tears flowed freely for the tight-knit blended family as they remembered the star.

AKA’s dad was seen sobbing at one stage during the programme as he was comforted by Minister of Tourism Lindiwe Sisulu.

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But another clip, which has since gone viral, saw the dad vibe to his son’s hit music. And it’s clear where AKA got his famous moves from……

Take a look…


During the course of the week, heartbroken social media users commented about the strong resemblance between AKA and his dad, both in looks, personality AND dance moves.

And even AKA’s rap rival Cassper Nyovest joined in.

“Uncle Tony, the original copy,” he affectionately tweeted.

Another music fan praised Tony Forbes for being an “amazing and supportive” dad to AKA.

He tweeted: “Tony Forbes knows the lyrics word for word! He even knows the old songs of AKA that the world doesn’t know. That’s the father everyone needs by their side, one that supports whatever you do in life! What an amazing dad!! Shout out to his parents!”.