Update: AKA will not be arriving Nigeria today. The rapper is currently experiencing issues with his travel plans. We will keep you updated with new developments.
Nigeria's popular news platform online, Pulse.ng in partnership with Industry Nite, will be welcoming top South African rapper, AKA to Nigeria.
The music star will arrive Nigeria today for Industry Nite, and the launch of Pulse Radio.
Kiernan Jordan Forbes (born 28 January 1988), better known by his stage name AKA, is a South African rapper originally from Cape Town.
He won Metro FM Music Awards for "Best Newcomer", "Best Hip Hop" as a solo act and "Best Produced Album" for his debut Altar Ego, which gave him the title, "Prince of South African Rap" by one of the national newspapers. He also won "Best Dressed man" during the GQ Awards in South Africa alongside Oscar Pistorius.
In 2011 AKA's song "Victory Lap" won Channel O's Most Gifted Hip-Hop Video at the 7th annual Channel O Music Video Awards and at the 18th South African Music Awards AKA was awarded Male Artist of the Year and Best Street Urban Music Album.
AKA has opened for Kanye West, Snoop Lion, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Kendrick Lamar in their South African tours. He has won many awards including "Best Street Urban Music Album" and "Male Artist of the Year" at the 18th South African Music Awards (SAMA) South African equivalent to the Grammys.
AKA featured recently in Ice Prince’s hit video, ‘N Word’, and also had Nigeria’s Burna Boy on his record, ‘All Eyes On Me’.
AKA will be featuring at the Industry Night today and the Pulse VIP Night on Friday, January 30, 2015, and would entertain the crowd with his smash hit songs.
Update: AKA will not be arriving Nigeria today. The rapper is currently experiencing issues with his travel plans. Industry Nite will now be headlined by 'Solidstar, Loose Kaynon and others. We will keep you updated with new developments.