South African rapper, AKA has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

An official press statement was released via the Twitter handle of the rapper on Friday, July 10, 2020.

"Multi award-winning South African musician, AKA has tested positive for the novel covid-19 virus.

"In an attempt to create awareness around the virus and to caution citizens to be more careful in their daily interactions with others, AKA has chosen to make his results public," part of the statement read.

AKA has tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus. [Instagram/AKAWorldWide]
AKA has tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus. [Instagram/AKAWorldWide]

The rapper then took to his Twitter page where he gave his fans and followers hints on the symptoms of the virus.

"As soon as you feel that cough coming on, that headache ... weakness in your muscles. Chills at night. Trust me. GO TEST ASAP," he tweeted.

"There’s places where they do the swab at the back of your throat, not that insane up your nose one. Do it so you can know what you dealing with."

The rapper also informed his fans on the social media platform that he is feeling ''strong and quite upbeat."

Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known professionally as AKA, is a South African rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer.