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AKA  (Kiernan Jarryd Forbes)

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AKA (Kiernan Jarryd Forbes)

SA Prince of Hip Hop

South African Hip Hop Artist / Rapper


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born 28-01-1988 in Cape Town South Africa

Multiple award winning South African hip hop recording artist and performer, AKA, is also a lyricist, music producer, television presenter, event host, actor, voice-over artist and model.

Contact details

admin@vthseason.com


Web presence

Business Address

4 Pritchard Street, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2113


Professional Portfolios

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AXECESS BiG SEAN CONCERT

in Noteworthy Performances

AXE TV Commercial 2013

in Television

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Recording Artist and Performer | AKA
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2009 - present

Arts, Culture and Entertainment


Music Producer | AKA
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2009 - present

Arts, Culture and Entertainment


Lyricist | AKA
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2009 - present

Arts, Culture and Entertainment


Event Host | AKA
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2009 - present

Arts, Culture and Entertainment


Voice Over Artist | AKA
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2009 - present

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film


Model | AKA
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2009 - present

Other


Previous Position(s)

Mentor | BlackBerry South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2012 - 2012

Social Development and Community Services

Student Village Mentorship Programme


Co Presenter | Top TV South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2012 - 2012

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Top Entertainment


Co Presenter | M-Net
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2012 - 2012

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Vuzu TV "The Verge"


Judge | M-Net
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2011 - 2011

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Vuzu Tv - Masters of Rhythm

Educational history

Secondary

St Johns College, Johannesburg, South Africa (2006)

Achievements

Awards

Channel O African Music Video Awards | 2013

Winner: Most Gifted Hip Hop Video of the Year

South African Hip Hop Awards | 2013

Most Valuable Player

GQ Best Dressed Man of The Year Award | 2011

4th Best Dressed Man

Metro FM Music Awards | 2013

Best Hit Single - Jealousy

South African Hip Hop Awards | 2012

Best Album of the Year

South African Hip Hop Awards | 2012

Most Valued Player of the Year

South African Hip Hop Awards | 2012

Video of the Year

South African Hip Hop Awards | 2012

Best Male Artist of the Year

South African Music Awards | 2012

Best Male Artist of the Year

South African Music Awards | 2012

Best Street Urban Album of the Year

Head Honcho | 2012

May Honcho of the Month

Best Produced Album of the Year | Metro FM Music Awards | 46651

Altar Ego

Metro FM Music Awards | 2011

Best Hip Hop Album of the Year

Metro FM Music Awards | 2011

Best Newcomer of the Year

Channel O Music Video Awards | 2011

Most Gifted Hip Hop Video of the Year

Hype Magazine Music Awards | 2009

Best Newcomer of the Year

Shortlist and nomination

Metro FM Music Awards | 2014

Best Hit Single - Kontrol

South African Hip Hop Awards | 2013

Song of The Year
AKA ft Da Les - Kontrol
DJ Vigilante ft. AKA , KO & Maggz - God's Will

South African Hip Hop Awards | 2013

Best Video
AKA ft. Da Les - Kontrol
Da Les ft. AKA - Heaven
DJ Vigilante ft. AKA ,KO & Maggz - God's Will

South African Hip Hop Awards | 2013

Best Collaboration
AKA ft Da Les - Kontrol
Da Les ft AKA & Maggz - Heaven
DJ Vigilante ft. AKA & KO - God's Will
Khuli Chana ft. AKA, Reason, Towdee Mac, Zeus, Kaygism - Hape le Hape

South African Hip Hop Awards | 2013

Most Valuable

Channel O Music Video Awards | 2013

Most Gifted Video of the Year - Jealousy

Channel O Music Video Awards | 2013

Most Gifted Hip Hop Video - Jealousy

Nigeria Entertainment Awards | 2013

Southern African Artist or Group of the Year Nomination

Sunday Times Generation Next Awards Finalist | 2013

Coolest Local Male Screen Star

Sunday Times Generation Next Awards Finalist | 2013

Coolest Local Celebrity

Sunday Times Generation Next Awards Finalist | 2013

Coolest Local Music Star

South African Music Awards (SAMA19) | 2013

Best Video of the Year Nomination

Metro FM Music Awards | 2013

Best Hit Singe Nomination - Jealousy

Metro FM Music Awards | 2013

Video of the Year Nomination - Jealousy

South African Hip Hop Awards | 2012

Best Male Nomination

South African Hip Hop Awards | 2012

Video of the Year Nomination - Jealousy

South African Hip Hop Awards | 2012

Most Valuable Player Nomination

South African Hip Hop Awards | 2012

Best Lyricist Nomination

South African Hip Hop Awards | 2012

Best Collabo Nomination - Bang (with Khuli Chana)

South African Hip Hop Awards | 2012

Song of the Year Nomination - Jealousy

South African Hip Hop Awards | 2012

Hustler of the Year Nomination

South African Hip Hop Awards | 2012

Album of the Year Nomination - Altar Ego

South African Music Awards | 2012

Best Street Urban Album of the Year Nomination - Altar Ego

South African Music Awards | 2012

Best Male Artist of the Year Nomination - Altar Ego

YOU Spectacular Awards | 2012

Sexiest Male Nomination

Metro FM Music Awards | 2011

Best Music Video of the Year Nomination - All I Know

Metro FM Music Awards | 2011

Best Collaboration of the Year Nomination - Victory Lap Remix Ft. Tumi, HHP, Amu

Metro FM Music Awards | 2011

Best Newcomer of the Year Nomination

Metro FM Music Awards | 2011

Best Hip Hop Album of the Year Nomination - Altar Ego

Metro FM Music Awards | 2011

Best Produced Album of the Year Nomination - Altar Ego

Channel O Music Video Awards | 2011

Most Gifted Newcomer of the Year - Victory Lap

Channel O Music Video Awards | 2011

Most Gifted Video of the Year Nomination - Victory Lap

Channel O Music Video Awards | 2011

Most Gifted Hip Hop Video of the Year Nomination - Victory Lap

GQ Magazine Best Dressed Man of the Year | 2011

Best Dressed Man of the Year Nomination

KORA Music Awards | 2005

Newcomer of the Year Nomination - Royal School of Hip Hop (Entity)

media exposure

Real Biz Magazine | 2014

AKA's Congratulate debuts at #1 on SA iTunes

Times Live | 2013

Today is the last day to vote for your Favourite at the Channel O Africa Music Video Awards

AKA is nominated in multiple categories, is co-hosting with Naeto C and is performing at the awards

Channel O TV | 2013

AKA to perform at the 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Video Awards

Jucyafrica.com | 2013

South African Hip Hop Awards announces the nominees

Zalebs | 2013

Big Sean shares stage with SA's Best rappers

The new Age | 2013

AKA to ignite awards

Channel O DSTV | 2013

Naeto C and AKA to host upcoming 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Video Awards

Vuzu TV | 2013

Naeto C and AKA to host Channel O Africa Music Video Awards

Music Industry Online | 2013

AKA to co-host Channel O Africa Misic Video Awards

XXL Hip Hop Magazine USA | 2013

Down South: The 10 Hottest Rappers in South Africa

SAMRO | 2013

Countdown to Moshito's 10th Anniversary - Industry Leaders Confirm Attendance

The Star Tonight | 2013

O Yeah! Channel O award time again

Ian Otchere Showbiz | 2013

AKA rocks West Africa as O-News Live hits Ghana

Hype Magazine | 2013

Government chooses AKA to represent South Africa at Pan African Music Festival

TV with Thinus Blogspot | 2013

Featured on The Close Up with Nicky Greenwall

The Star Tonight | 2013

Music takes over at Durban July

Big Brother Africa | 2013

AKA Blazes Big Brother Stage

The Tiger Story | 2013

AKA gives speech at Oprah's school for girls

Sunday World | 2013

AKA is back in Kontrol of Rap

The Tigers Story Blog | 2013

AKA's Youth Day message to the girls of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Johannesburg South Africa - 16 June 2013

MTV Iggy | 2013

Featured video: Kontrol
MTV Iggy, a division of Viacom Media Networks, is focused on bringing cutting- edge global music and pop-culture to the US

MTV Iggy | 2013

Featured Artist:
MTV Iggy, a division of Viacom Media Networks, is focused on bringing cutting- edge global music and pop-culture to the US

Orgella Online | 2013

AKA Nominated for Nigerian Entertainment Awards

Broke Billionaire | 2013

Why AKA is the best

iTunes | 2013

Kontrol - AKA ft. Da Les vailable for purchase on iTunes

ISpeakHipHop Magazine | 2013

Footage from the launch of AKA single Kontrol at Hush Rosebank 5th April 2013

DSTV | 2013

Channel O Featuring AKA vs Drake

True Love Magazine | 2013

May Cover Story: It's SAMA TIME! Why Zonke, AKA, Khuli Chana, J'Something and Mi Casa are our winners

My City By Night | 2013

Mathew Gold feat AKA - No Ordinary Guy music video (Exclusive)

Capital FM Malawi | 2013

SA's AKA tips Malawi artists to be original

Sowetan Live | 2013

AKA performs with Khuli Chana at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival held at the International Convention Centre.

I Speak Hip Hop Magazine | 2013

AKA Releases KONTROL

Channel 24 | 2013

AKA ends Jazz Festival on a high note

Capital FM Malawi | 2013

SA's AKA to perform in Malawi

The Guardian UK | 2011

South African Hip Hop The Future

Sunday Times | 2012

Sunday Times Generation Next Awards Survey 2012
Coolest Local Music Star: 2nd
Coolest Celebrity: 5th

True Love Magazine South Africa | 2013

Fashion Notebook: AKA's retro '50s date
February 2013 Pg. 46

TFG MAN Magazine South Africa | 2013

Cover Story: AKA By Any Other Name February 2013 Pg. 30

Rolling Stone Magazine South Africa | 2012

Backstage at the SAMAS
July 2012 Pg. 60 - 61

Rolling Stone Magazine South Africa | 2012

SAMA Showdown: 2012
April 2012 pg. 16-17

Hype Magazine South Africa | 2012

Cover Story: AKA - The Chosen One
Feb/March 2012
Pg. 36

Hype Magazine | 2010

Cover : Khuli Chana, AKA, L-Tido
Cover Story: Leaders of the New School
Dec 2010 / Jan 2011 pg.38

Loocha Magazine | 2012

Cover Story : AKA The King of SA Hip Hop still going strong
July 2012 pg. 50

YOU Magazine South Africa | 2012

YOU Spotlight - Rapper AKA: I'm not Arrogant
31 May 2012 - pg. 128 - 129

M-net Corporate | 2012

AKA joins Vuzu"s The Verge

Times Live | 2011

"Forget the Country, AKA wants to take over the World"

Soul Magazine | 2012

Lunch Date with AKA: "I just want to be a sincere person"

Times Live | 2011

Interview with AKA

The Star Tonight | 2012

Getting to know AKA

The Star Tonight | 2011

AKA Metro FM Music Awards

iSpeakHipHop Magazine | 2011

AKA covers launch issue of iSpeakHipHop Magazine

Clutch Magazine | 2012

Introducing AKA South Africa's Hottest Hip Hop Artist

Other Achievements

MTV Base Brand New Artist of the Month December | 2010

Performance at FNB Corporate Year End Function (November) | 2012

Participation in Miller Music Tour West - San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas (May) | 2012

Participation in Rolling Stones Campus Invasion Tour (February) | 2012

Hit Track "Jealousy" | 2012

No.1 on 5FM Top 40
No.1 on Kovsie FM Top 30

Hit Track "Victory Lap" | 2011

No.1 on Metro FM Top 40 for 5 Consecutive weeks

Hit Video "Bang" Featuring Khuli Chana | 2011

Top 5 on Trace TV Africa.

Hit Video "All I Know" | 2011

No.1 on Trace TV All Africa Chart

Hit Track "Do It" | 2010

No.1 on 5FM Top 40
No.1 on Metro FM Rhyme and Reason Top 10
No.1 on YFM Hot 99 Hip Hop
No.1 on YFM Fab 5 @5

Hit Track "Mistakes" | 2010

No.1 on Metro FM Rhyme and Reason Top 10
No.1 on YFM Hot 99 Hip Hop
No1 on YFM Fab 5 @5

Hit Track "In My Walk" | 2010

No.2 on YFM Hot 99 Hip Hop

Ranked no. 7 on the Hype Magazine Top 50 MC List | 2012

Activities

Memberships

Kaizer Chiefs Football Club

Supporter

Other Activities

English Premier League Football

Manchester United Supporter

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