On February 10, 2023, the world lost a South African icon, Kiernan Forbes, better known as AKA. The news of his sudden death came as a shock to his fans, family, and friends. AKA’s mother, Lynn Forbes, took to social media to express her grief and share her thoughts on the tragic loss of her son.
In a heart-wrenching post, Lynn Forbes shared how the past two weeks had been for her and how waking up each morning reminded her that the nightmare would never end. Losing a child is a pain that no parent should ever have to endure, and Lynn’s words conveyed the depth of her grief.
AKA was a rapper, songwriter, and producer who had become a household name in South Africa and beyond. His music spoke to a generation and his influence on the South African music scene was undeniable. He was known for his unique blend of rap and hip-hop and his collaborations with some of the biggest names in African music.
As AKA’s mother, Lynn had been with him throughout his music career, supporting him through every high and every low. She had seen his music evolve over the years, and was always proud of the man he had become. In her post, Lynn shared how AKA had played his new album, Mass Country, over and over again for his family, and how happy they were that the world would finally get to hear it.
The outpouring of love and support for AKA’s family has been overwhelming, with fans from all over the world expressing their condolences. The music industry has also been paying tribute to the late rapper, with many artists taking to social media to share their memories of him.
The tragic loss of AKA has reminded us all of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing every moment. It has also brought into focus the issue of mental health in the music industry, with many calling for greater support for artists who are struggling.
As Lynn Forbes and her family continue to mourn the loss of their beloved son, the legacy of AKA will live on through his music and the impact he had on the South African music scene. His passing is a reminder to us all to cherish our loved ones and to support those who may be struggling with mental health issues.
Rest in peace, Kiernan Forbes. You will be missed.