AKA Opens Up In Latest Song, Reveals Ruthless Treatment From Anele Tembe’s Family
Musicians have a reputation for tackling real-world problems through their music, and AKA did just that with his recent album, which was released after his death.
Despite the artist’s tragic passing, AKA’s fourth album, Mass Country, was still released on its scheduled date, Friday, February 24th.
On February 10th, 2022, AKA and his longtime friend and former manager, Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane, were tragically shot outside Wish Restaurant on Florida Road, Durban, as confirmed by the South African Police Services.
Despite the devastating loss, AKA’s fans, who refer to themselves as the Megacy, eagerly awaited what would likely be his final album.
Following its release, the hashtag Mass Country quickly trended on Twitter, with fans sharing their thoughts about the album.
True to AKA’s style, Mass Country includes lyrics that can be used as Instagram or Facebook captions.
However, the album also showcases AKA’s vulnerability as he opens up about his struggles following the untimely death of his fiancée, Anele “Nellie” Tembe, iHarare reports.
In the song “Diary (Anxiety)” from the album, AKA discusses the cruel treatment he experienced at the hands of the Tembe family.
The second verse of the song reveals that the Tembe family did not reach out to check on AKA’s family after they buried their daughter.
The rapper also discloses that he had written an eulogy he hoped to deliver at Anele’s funeral, only to discover that his name wasn’t included on the program.
The lyrics go as follows:
I gave it everything that I had how are you gon’ cap and not even make one phone call to my Mum and Dad after we put sand on the casket that sh*t is wack and passive-aggressive/Never mind Bheki Cele/He wasn’t even on the programme/I wrote a speech then took my seat and opened that thing my name is nowhere, image/It’s okay I still have that thing wrapped in plastic/Classic
It’s possible that the way the Tembe family treated AKA and his family after Anele’s passing is why they chose to prohibit Anele’s father from attending AKA’s funeral.