A Year Later, AKA’s Friend and Brand Manager Pays Tribute on the Anniversary of Rapper’s Tragic Death

Commemorating a Tragic Event

On the first anniversary of South African rapper AKA’s death, Mahlatse Sethole, also known as Zazboy and AKA’s brand manager, shares a heartfelt tribute.

Fatal Shooting Outside a Durban Restaurant

The rapper, whose real name is Kiernan Forbes, along with his friend Tebello Tibz Motsoane, was fatally shot outside the Wish on Florida restaurant in Durban on February 10, 2023.

The incident occurred as AKA was on his way to perform at the nightclub Yu-Go.

Final Moments with Close Friend

Before the tragic shooting, AKA enjoyed dinner with close friends, including Don Design, Scorpio Siya, Benny Maverick, and others, marking the last moments before the fateful incident.

Zazboy’s Emotional Tribute

Zazboy, responsible for marketing AKA’s gigs, took to his Instagram Story to express his emotions, stating, “Our lives changed forever.

10 February 2023.” He also shared a photo with both Forbes and Motsoane, expressing love for his departed friends. Additionally, Zazboy posted a clip of himself visiting Kiernan’s grave in Westpark Cemetery.

Childhood Friend’s Remembrance

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, AKA’s childhood friend, remembered the rapper by posting a picture of their rap group Entity, with a tweet saying, “Rest easy, Kiernan.”

Tributes from Industry Colleagues

Musicians L-Tido and Khuli Chana paid their respects to AKA on their Instagram Stories, highlighting the impact the rapper had on both personal and professional levels.

Silence from AKA’s Other Friends

While some friends, such as Zazboy and Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, openly remembered AKA on the anniversary of his death, others like Don Design, Scorpio Siya, Lusaso “Saso” Ngcobo, and Wish on Florida owner Benny Maverick have not addressed the somber occasion.

Unanswered Question

As the one-year mark since AKA’s death passes, questions surrounding the circumstances of his killing remain unanswered.

AKA’s father previously hinted at potential financial motives behind the tragedy.