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Nicole Nyaba’s ‘boyfriend’ apologies for her

Nicole Nyaba’s ‘boyfriend’

Nicole Nyaba, the woman rapper AKA has denied cheating on Bonang Matheba with, certainly has at least one other man in a fluster.

According to The Citizen, a man claiming to be Nicole Nyaba’s boyfriend has taken to Instagram, at first to criticise her, only to later claim he won’t give up on their love.

Nicole Nyaba is the woman AKA denied cheating on Bonang Matheba with. He has called for people to provide evidence of his infidelity, either through photos or videos, to prove he has been spending time with her.

Nyaba has also denied dating AKA. The man claiming to be her boyfriend at first said he should have listened to the people who warned him against dating her, and added he shouldn’t have listened to her when she insisted on keeping their relationship private.

He then shared a video of her seeming angry and throwing things at the person who was taking the video, presumably him.

However, his anger only lasted for a few hours. He returned to Instagram to share how he will not leave his woman just because of the cheating rumours. He further asked for her forgiveness for his previous post in which he called her the kind of names used on Bonang after DJ Zinhle revealed she was dating AKA.

The man said love should be above everything and, if being with her would result in people calling him weak, he was okay with it.


“I’m sorry, I can’t afford to lose a beautiful and a strong woman, I couldn’t handle the pressure I had to drag us to the public, without you there is no me, a Leo’s biggest asset is his heart, the public didn’t know when we started this and I promise they won’t see the end of us, if loving shows I’m weak, I would love to be weak forever.”

“After-all love is above everything falling in love with you isn’t a crime I’m proud of you because you made me find myself I was lost, you are the most beautiful woman in my world, I have never been connected to any woman in my life as much as I have been connected to you, being a side chick of another man is totally not acceptable, we all make mistakes and I have admitted to my own mistake, forgive and give me another chance.

“I really don’t care about what other people say, let anyone who has never loved before step forward and judge me, I look through your eyes and see the future mother of all my kids, I adore you, I wanted a private relationship with you because I can’t afford to lose you, I’m not a psycho I am just in love with you and I would do anything to protect that love,” he said on Instagram, along with a photo of her sitting on his lap.”

His social media followers have commented on his posts, with some telling him to leave her, while others have criticised him for being so public about his supposed girlfriend on social media.

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AKA labelled the cheating rumours as “bullsh*t”

Bonang and AKA

Rapper AKA has come out strongly to slam cheating rumours surrounding his relationship with girlfriend, Bonang Matheba, saying they are stronger than they’ve ever been.

A Sunday tabloid reported that the star was spotted with a popular socialite at the recent screening of Floyd Mayweather’s fight with Conor McGregor at a restaurant in Sandton. The report claimed that the socialite even posed for pictures outside AKA’s car.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE, AKA labelled the rumours “bullsh*t” and challenged anyone with proof of the alleged affair to come forward.

“It is not true. The claims are ridiculous. Someone just took a picture with my car and now I am cheating? I read the article and I think it is bullsh*t. In fact, I want anyone with pictures proving she was at the boxing with me to come forward,” he said.

AKA said the rumour would have been more believable if there were signs that Bonang and him were going through a rough patch, but said this couldn’t be further from the truth.

“I don’t usually comment on my personal life but it is ridiculous. Me and Bonang are happy. It would have been believable if we were not or if we had problems. But we are in a good space and have never been stronger. It won’t change our relationship because we don’t listen to what people say,” he added.

According to TshisaLIVE, AKA recently came to Bonang’s defence on social media in the face of criticism over her book, questioning why South Africa ridiculed her story while women were being abused and killed by their partners.

The rapper later told TshisaLIVE that he often spoke out not because he felt he needed to protect Bonang, but because he felt to address the issue in that moment.

“I don’t even do it from a perspective of having to defend her or fight her battles. I don’t see it as going online for that purpose or picking a time (to defend her). There is no formula, there is no thinking. I just exist. What comes out my mouth, comes out of my mouth. I say what comes out my mouth. Whatever I feel like saying in that moment, I will,” AKA said.

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AKA cheating on Bonang with Nicole Nyaba?


The rapper AKA was spotted taking his apparent side chick Nicole Nyaba to watch the Floyd Mayweather fight at Hard Rock Cafe in Sandton.

According to the Citizen, the rapper is allegedly cheating on Bonang, two years into their relationship, which began on a rocky foundation, reports Sunday Sun.

The woman AKA is allegedly cheating with is Nicole Nyaba, a model who doubles up as a video vixen and is popular on Instagram for sharing racy pics. In the photo below she is posing in front of a BMW i8 that is similar to the one the musician drives.

A post shared by Nicole Nyaba (@nicolenyaba) on

“While B was busy rehearsing for the recent DSTV Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards, Nicole was busy with AKA. Nicole was even with AKA at the screening of the Floyd Mayweather fight at the Hard Rock Cafe in Sandton,” a source revealed.

Nicole Nyaba

Another source alleged Bonang wouldn’t leave him because she didn’t want to give haters the satisfaction of seeing her relationship end after she cheated with AKA behind DJ Zinhle’s back.

Nicole has denied dating the rapper, while the rapper asked not to be bothered. Bonang’s manager, Sylvester Chauke, said there wouldn’t be any comments on the star’s love life.

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Twitter drags AKA for ‘laughing at’ Bonang Matheba’s book

AKA and Bonang

Twitter used AKA’s own words against him on Tuesday after he defended girlfriend Bonang Matheba’s book on social media.

The rapper took to Twitter to lambaste critics of Bonang’s ‘error-filled’ book Bonang A to B, he wrote: “A woman is killed by her partner, we cry about domestic abuse in this country. When Bonang tells her story in her book, we laugh at her. ”

However, AKA’s, whose real name is Kieran Forbes, chivalry was shortlived when tweeps started dissecting his tweet, and it soon spiralled into a fall on ‘roast’.

AKA was called out for saying ” we laugh at her”, and according to Twitter, his word choice meant he laughed at her too.

Here’s some their responses to his tweet:

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AKA blesses himself with a brand new car

AKA brand new car

AKA (real name Kiernan Jarryd Forbes) is one of the biggest rappers in South Africa presently and is possibly the country’s most famous rap export. He started off rapping in 2002 and was part of the South African rap group Entity which scored the major hit ‘Touch ‘N’ Go’ in 2006.

Despite his controversial life, he is still is one the biggest and consistent act in South Africa, the rapper is currently reaping the benefits of his labour, he recently showed off his brand new luxurious BMW i8 and we are inspired.

Source: kandoli

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AKA signs a deal with Reebok Classics

AKA deal with Reebok Classics

Its official, South African multi-award winning hip-hop artist AKA is the new face of REEBOK Classics Africa, joining a global campaign with hip-hop star Future, super model Gigi Hadid and rap duo Rae Sremmurd. The 7-figure ambassadorship deal is the first of its kind in Africa between the sport brand and an artist, aiming to empower and elevate talent.

Reebok Classics embodies the brand’s fitness heritage within the lifestyle market. The heritage of Reebok Classics prides itself on authenticity and the products created are based on this legacy. The brand partners with real people that have worked hard to get where they are and intends to represent this ideal in the pursuit of their potential. This partnership offers a fresh new era for Reebok Classics, with a renewed and unpretentious style, uniquely embodied by the SupaMega himself. The lifestyle shoe brand is making an investment shift from highly paid athlete ambassador-deals to local entertainment talent.

“At Reebok Classics, our goal is to celebrate the timeless.  The icons that live beyond the present.  Those who stay true to themselves. It is with this in mind that we are extremely proud to welcome the undeniably influential and talented AKA to the Classics family. AKA has proven himself as a true Classic by defining himself as one of Africa’s biggest and longstanding names in the music industry. We believe that he has already stood the test of time and will continue with his meteoric rise for many years to come. We believe that AKA is, and will remain, Forever Classics,” says PJ Morilly, Brand Director of Reebok South Africa.

Reebok also joined forces with AKA’s (real name Kiernan Forbes’) company BEAM GROUP. The holding group will take creative reign of innovative original elements of the campaigns and partnership, and resourcing ways through music and SupaMega’s creative gift to enhance the Reebok brand and elevate it to greater heights.

The Reebok Classics collection is available in selected stores nationwide and across Africa.  It’s classic, its forever and its super mega! For more sneakers in Mzansi, follow Young Vision Sneakers on Instagram.

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AKA receives third consecutive BET nod in the coveted Best International Act (Africa) category


The Supa Mega, AKA, continues to grow his international brand power with his third consecutive Black Entertainment Television (BET) nod in the coveted Best International Act (Africa) category.

AKA’s third consecutive BET nod speaks volumes of his consistency as an artist. His Best International Act (Africa) nomination comes just off the back of winning Coolest Local Music Star for the second consecutive year at the reputable Sunday Times Generation Next Awards;making him the Most Important Player in the South African music scene as seen by the youth.

Since releasing his DOUBLE PLATINUM certified selling album, LEVELS, in 2014, AKA has shown he has been the most consistent in the game proving the strength of his brand. 2016 saw AKA release two singles – One Time and Dream Works – that went triple platinum. 2017’s “The World is Yours” was the no 1 song on all SA radio for an impressive 9 consecutive weeks.

Here are some of the highlights achieved by AKA in the past two years:

  • AKA has received 3 consecutive (2015-2017) BET Award nominations in the category Best International Act (Africa)
  • AKA was the only African musician to perform at the BET Experience main stage in Los Angeles in 2016
  • AKA won Coolest Local Music Star at the Sunday Times Generation Next Awards for 2 consecutive years (2016 & 2017)
  • AKA was the first South Africa English rapping artist to go PLATINUM and DOUBLE PLATINUM
  • AKA was the first South African musician to gain 1 Million Twitter Followers
  • AKA was the first person in Africa to receive the Exclusive Twitter Camera App
  • AKA was the first South African artist on Tim Westwood’s UK show and paved the path for other South Africans to be featured
  • AKA’s first performance of single One Time, trended worldwide and was the most watched episode of Live Amp – ever, still to date
  • AKA’s release of single, Dreamwork ft Yanga, crashed the internet, trended for over 24 hours and had internationally acclaimed artist, Snoop Dogg, rap to it
  • AKA was the only African based artist to feature in the BBC Radio 1Xtra’s “HOT FOR 2016” artists list, which previously predicted successes such as Drake and Sam Smith
  • AKA received 5 Best African Act nominations in 2015 showing his brand appeal as an artist dominating the African continent and not just in South Africa
  • AKA has headlined numerous events across the African continent in countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique just to mention a few; as well as in the UK, USA and Canada

With the above list of accolades under his belt, it comes as no surprise that a reputable international platform like the BET has recognised AKA once again as being an outstanding international act.

AKA’s upcoming third solo studio album will be one of the most important albums to drop in South Africa over the last few years from an urban act.

Having already garnered over 300 000 views since the release of Caiphus Song music video 6 days ago. Keep posted to AKA’s social media accounts to see why he is the most consistent player in the game currently.

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AKA South African Hip-Hop Rapper


AKA is a well-known South African Hip-Hop artist. His real names are Kieman Jarryd Forbes and he was born on the 28th January 1988 in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. The rapper AKA has been in the music industry since 2002 and he’s currently signed under Vth Season record label, and Sony Music Entertainment Africa. He has worked with the likes of: Ice Prince, Tweezy, Stoneboy, K.O, JR, Tumi, Nasty C, Khuli Chana, Burna Boy, Sarkodie, Dreamteam, Da L.E.S, Diamond Platnumz, Emtee, Yanga, Wizkid, Anati and many more.

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Background Information On AKA (Kieman Jarryd Forbes)

Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, better known as AKA, is a multiple award nominee and winner, both locally and internationally. His popularity came after he released his single titled ‘Victory Lap’, he later released the remix of it and it became a trending song among South Africans. After the its most successful remix, the multi-talented Hip-Hop rapper released a debut studio album called, Altar Ego, which became popular among Hip-Hop fans in Mzansi. after realizing that this journey was his dream, the rapper went on to become one of the most celebrated Hip-Hop artists in South Africa and Africa as a whole. AKA is also respected for his helping hand to the growth of hip hop and the foundation of a legacy in South Africa and Africa as a whole.

Music Career

In 2009 Kiernan Forbes decided to take on the journey of becoming a solo artist and released hit tracks such as ‘Do it’, ‘In My Walk’ and ‘Mistakes’ with one of them being number 1 on Top 40 Charts on 5FM. The rapper also won the ‘Best Newcomer’, ‘Best Produced Album’ for his debut studio album Altar Ego and ‘Best Hip Hop’ as a solo hip-hop artist at Metro FM Awards. This was when Mr. Forbes was named the ‘Prince of SA Rap’ by one of the well-known newspapers in South Africa. The same year during the South African GQ Awards, he has also won the ‘Best Dressed Man’ together with “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius.

In 2011 at the 7th Annual Channel O Music Video awards, his hit single ‘Victory Lap’ won Channel O’s Most Gifted Video in Hip-Hop category, followed by the Best Street Urban Music Album and Male Artist of the Year Awards at the 18th SAMA Awards.

AKA Wins An AFRIMA Award

The rapper opened for popular international acts such as 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg and Kanye West on their tours in Mzansi. The rapper inked a multi-album agreement with Sony Music. This deal was made through its new local urban label South African recordings in late 2014. Zakes Bantwini, Sony’s Executive head of A&R, declared this agreement via their platform. Zakes said they are very pleased to add Mr. Forbes’ music career to their portfolio and they are also thrilled about AKA’s growth probability in internationally.

The Rapper and Sony Music joint venture is the key reactionary to modify the corporation and face of African music, particularly in the significant areas of distribution, quality and content management. In 2015 June, his second album Levels was accredited Gold by RICA . The album which sold over 20 000 copies locally, was accredited platinum by RICA (Recording Industry of South Africa) in May 2016.

In late November 2016, the rapper released an anticipated hit single titled ‘The World Is Yours’ and he performed it live for the first time at the Idols Season 12 Finale in 2016. Later, the hit single debuted on British Station BB1 Xtra and on American Radio station Shade 45, hosted by Sway. Later that week, AKA’s 2014 hit single ‘All Eyes on Me’ and 2015 hit single ‘Baddest’ were accredited Platinum and Gold respectively by RICA.

Rumours About Leaving The Record Label

Vth Season

In October 2016, the rapper implicated his record label Vth Season on Twitter of unreasonably remunerating him in  terms of royalties. That year, rumours circulated that the rapper parted ways with the label and urged his former label mates rappers, Big Star Johnson, Yanga Ntshakaza and singer Tresor to each get personal accountants and have the record label’s financial statements checked. The rapper later stated that his problems with Vth Season have been resolved. In an interview with Slikour, he said that the repercussion with his ex-boss had not been good but that they are fixing things between them. He further added that he’s always been one to voice his dissatisfaction, even though it may not have been the right way to confront things, but it was done with  and he could still see Vth Season manager Benza, and they can take care of business.

Descriptive Catalogue Of His Musical Recordings

Studio albums list

  • Altar Ego – this album was released on the 23th of August 2011 under Vth Season recording label. Formats of the album were both CDs and Digital Downloads.
  • Levels – the album was released in 2014, 30th June under Vth Season and SME Africa. The album is available on Digital download, CD as well as Vinyl and it was accredited Platinum by RISA.

Singles as lead artist

  • 2009 – ‘I Want It All’ (ft Khuli Chana & Prokid) – Altar Ego Album
  • 2010 – ‘Victory Lap’ – Altar Ego
  • 2011 – ‘All I Know’ and ‘Bang’ (ft Khuli Chana) – Altar Ego Album
  • 2012 – ‘Jealousy’
  • 2013 – ‘Kontrol” (ft Da L.E.S)
  • 2014 – ‘Congratulate’ – Levels
  • 2014 – ‘Run Jozi (Godly)’ (ft K.O) – Levels Album
  • 2014 – ‘All Eyes On Me’ (ft JR, Burna Boy and Da L.E.S)
  • 2015 – ‘Sim Dope’
  • 2015 – ‘Baddest’ (ft Burna Boy, Yanga and Khuli Chana)
  • 2015 – ‘Composure’
  • 2016 – ‘Dreamwork’ (ft Yanga)
  • 2016 – ‘One Time’
  • 2016 – ‘The World Is Yours’
  • 2017 – ’10 Fingers’ (ft Anatii)
  • 2017 – ‘Caiphus Song’
  • 2017 – ‘Don’t Forget To Pray (ft Anatii)
  • 2017 – ‘Holy Mountain’ (ft Anatii)

As a featured artist

  • 2013 – ‘Heaven’ (Da L.E.S ft Maggz and AKA)
  • 2013 – ‘Hit ‘Em Up’ (X-Static ft AKA and Priddy Ugly)
  • 2014 – ‘N Word (Remix) (Ice Prince ft AKA)
  • 2014 – ‘Tsiki Tsiki (Remix)’ (Duncan ft Professor, AKA and Mampintsha)
  • 2014 – ‘Tsekede (Remix)’ (Dreamteam ft Tamarsha, Big Nuz and AKA)”
  • 2014 – ‘Bump the Cheese Up (Remix)’ (Reason ft Tol A$$ Mo, AKA, and OkMalumKoolKat)
  • 2014 – ‘God’s Will’ (DJ Vigilante ft AKA and K.O.)
  • 2015 – ‘Awuth’ Yam’ (Remix) (Yanga ft Kid X and AKA)
  • 2015 – ‘The Saga’ (Anatii ft AKA)
  • 2015 – ‘P.A.I.D’ (Da L.E.S ft Burna Boy and AKA)
  • 2015 – ‘Yipikayay’ – (Reason ft Khuli Chana and AKA)
  • 2015 – ‘Roll Up (Re-Up)’ (Emtee ft Wizkid and AKA)
  • 2016 – ‘Lie 2 Me’ (Ma-E ft AKA)
  • 2016 – ‘Real Stuff’ (Da L.E.S ft AKA and Maggz)
  • 2016 – ‘Day One’ (Kwesta ft AKA and Tweezy)
  • 2016 – ‘Make Me Sing’ (Diamond ft AKA)
  • 2016 – ‘Hello’ (LayLizzy ft AKA)
  • 2016 – ‘Bounce’ (Stanley Enow ft AKA and Locko)
  • 2016 – ‘Bang Out’ (DJ Vigilante ft K.O., Nasty C and AKA)

Non-single guest appearances list, with other acts

  • 2012 – ‘Hape Le Hape, Part 1’ (Khuli Chana ft AKA, Zeus, Reason, Towdee Mac and Kay Gizm)
  • 2012 – ‘Tswa Daar (Remix)’ (Khuli Chana ft Ice Prince, AKA, Reason, Maggz, Navio and Ice Queen)
  • 2013 – ‘Dirty Politician’ (Da L.E.S ft Junior Prez and AKA)
  • 2013 – ‘I Wish’ (Professor ft AKA)
  • 2015 – ‘Return of the King (Intro)’ (Tumi, performed by AKA)
  • 2015 – ‘Talk That Shit’ (Dreamteam ft Ice Prince and AKA)
  • 2016 – ‘Miss Joburg’ (Stogie T ft AKA)
  • 2016 – ‘Money over B***es’ (Da L.E.S ft Maggz and AKA)

Music videos list by Kieman Jarryd Forbes

  • 2009 – ‘I Want It All’ (ft Khuli Chana & Pro Kid)
  • 2010 – ‘Victory Lap’
  • 2011 – ‘All I Know’
  • 2011 – ‘Bang’ (ft Khuli Chana)
  • 2012 – ‘Jealousy’
  • 2013 – ‘Kontrol’ (ft Da L.E.S)
  • 2014 – ‘Congratulate’
  • 2014 – ‘Run Jozi (Godly)’ (ft K.O)
  • 2014 – ‘All Eyes On Me’ (ft JR Burna Boy, and Da L.E.S)
  • 2015 – ‘Sim Dope’
  • 2015 – ‘Composure’
  • 2015 – ‘Baddest’ (ft Burna Boy, Khuli Chana and Yanga)
  • 2016 – ‘Make Me Sing’ (ft Diamond Platnumz)
  • 2016 – ‘Dreamwork’ (ft Yanga)
  • 2016 – ‘One Time’
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AKA’s highly-anticipated music video for hit track Caiphus Song is now live on VEVO

Caiphus Song

Since releasing the surprise love song in February, AKA’s Caiphus Song has gained massive popularity across the country and the highly-anticipated video is now live on VEVO.

Watch Caiphus Song video here:

AKA’s Caiphus Song video debuted on Trace Urban and Trace Africa yesterday to wide spread positive social media commentary. Fans and media took to Twitter to express their sentiments about the video making CaiphusSongVid a trending topic in South Africa.

Cast in lead roles, Jessica Nkosi and Warren Masemola were highlights for many, as numerous people commented on their chemistry together and their steamy “must watch” kiss.

Jessica Nkosi and Warren Masemola

A song in honour of the legendary South African composer and musician, Caiphus Semenya, AKA hopes that viewers will take away the essence of love from the video. He shares:

“I’m not here to inspire artists. I’m here to inspire people, regular people. I want them to be patriotic. Patriotic in their love and appreciation for the sound of South Africa that we are trying to create and not Metro Boomin’ knock offs. I want people to see the difference between artists more worried about the label of the clothes on their backs than the flows on their tracks, and artists like myself. I want people to appreciate their own stories and aesthetic, like this video. I want people to feel connected.”  

Taking an Our Perfect Wedding (OPW) approach to the video, AKA’s Caiphus Song video was shot at a popular Johannesburg wedding venue and features light hearted elements of a wedding. Viewers also get to see, for the first time ever, AKA showing impressive acting skills in a skit embedded in the video.

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AKA X Anatii release highly awaited second single together titled Don’t Forget To Pray

AKA Don’t Forget To Pray

AKA X Anatii are back at it again with the release of their highly awaited second single together titled Don’t Forget To Pray. Brought to you by Yal Entertainment and Vth Season, Don’t Forget To Pray debuted yesterday on Apple Music’s exclusive Beats 1 platform and was a trending topic in South Africa without anyone having heard the song yet.

AKA Don’t Forget To Pray

Don’t Forget To Pray is now exclusively available on Apple Music until Friday, 12 May 2017, after which the song will be available worldwide on all major digital platforms. Stream or download AKA X Anatii’s Don’t Forget To Pray on iTunes here:

“Vth Season is really excited to work with Yal Entertainment to see this most anticipated collaboration finally happen. Both artists’ fans have inundated the label with requests to get AKA and Anatii in studio to create this magic. This is the second single off their upcoming Blockbuster album.  Like always, the guys have put in many many weeks and months into giving the best to their fans… Debuting on Apple Beats 1 with Ebro yesterday was unprecedented for African Hip-Hop,” shares Benza of Vth Season.

10 Fingers by AKA and Anatii

Don’t Forget To Pray is an extension of AKA and Anatii’s colourful discography and a reminder of their ability to work well together. This release comes off the back of their smash hit single 10 Fingers. 10 Fingers made a remarkable impact for both artists as the song was highly requested by listeners on radio and by patrons at events. 10 Fingers also grew the demand for a joint project from AKA X Anatii which was further fuelled when the visuals were released.

Watch the music video for 10 Fingers here:

2017 is about MUSIC for AKA. With his third solo studio album also due for release this year, AKA has held tight to his King Of SA Radio title as he has dominated airways since the start of the year, often holding 3 – 4 places on all major charts at the same time, and frequently taking the coveted number #1 spot.

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