AKA is a prominent South African rapper who recently become the first Hip Hop artist in South Africa to be certified five times Diamond for his track Dreamwork released in 2016.
Rise to fame
AKA, also known as Kiernan Forbes is a South African rapper, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur. Born in Cape Town the artist rose to stardom in 2011 due to his debut album Alter Ego. Known for his scandalous dating life with the mother of his child DJ Zinhle and media mogul Bonang, the star is certainly used to the limelight – both for his record-breaking singles, his love life and many controversial statements.
At a private dinner last week AKA celebrated his achievements, a first in South Africa’s Hip Hop scene. A platinum record equates to 30,000 copies sold in South Africa. A diamond record equates to 300,000 copies sold. This means that the Dreamwork single featuring Yanga Chief has sold more than 1.7 million copies!
If that is not impressive enough the artist has received several awards for other songs that have also broken records. According to the RiSA, his song One time sold more than 300,000 copies. Moreover, The World is Yours and Caiphus song have each sold more than 240,000 copies.
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