South African rapper Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, popularly known as AKA, has been shot dead.
According to reports on social media, AKA was supposed to perform at an event for his birthday on Friday night when the assailants struck.
AKA’s close friend was also shot dead while his bodyguard was wounded.
According to multiple witnesses, AKA was standing outside the Wish Restaurant when he was gunned down in a drive-by shooting. Two unknown cars were spotted and the occupants were believed to be the persons that shot the rapper. The scene has since been sealed off.
The rapper posted pictures and videos of himself at a restaurant a few minutes before the incident. He tagged his location in one of the pictures and also announced the release of his new album coming up on the 27th of February.
See the final moments before his death:
AKA last moment before his death! RIP AKA! pic.twitter.com/tRNzibMe8L
— thewingriddenangel🐣 (@chukzwrld) February 10, 2023
Some of his friends and well-wishers have taken to social media to express their grief;
I’m done 💔😭
— Da L.E.S (@2freshLES) February 10, 2023
Wtf? This is crazy. RIP AKA.
— VEE. (@veeiye) February 10, 2023
More details of the story to come soon.
In other news, Kanyi Daily had also reported how Migos rapper, Takeoff was shot dead over a dice game in front of his uncle and band mate, Quavo.