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AKA Tribute Band: The artists who will honour the late hip-hop star

AKA (Kiernan Forbes) was one of the most prominent and successful hip-hop artists in South Africa, who supported and nurtured young artists until he lost his life in a tragic shooting in Durban on 10 February 2023.

Many fans and fellow stars have already paid tribute to him, but there is more to come. A special performance by the AKA Tribute Band will feature some of South Africa’s talented artists at the Samsung Galaxy 947 Joburg Day on 2 September 2023.

Who is in the AKA Tribute Band?

The AKA Tribute Band consists of K.O, Khuli Chana, Yanga Chief, Thato Saul, DA L.E.S and Nadia Nakai. These artists have collaborated with AKA in the past and have been influenced by his music and legacy.


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The announcement was made by 947 Joburg on their Instagram account, with a poster showing the artists. AKA’s mother, Lynn Forbes, also shared the post on her Instagram, showing her support and excitement for the event.

Date and Place where AKA Tribute Band is performing

The AKA Tribute Band will perform at the Samsung Galaxy 947 Joburg Day, a music festival that celebrates the best of local talent. The event will be held on Saturday 2 September 2023 at Crocodile Creek.

Tickets are available at [Ticketpro]. The event will also be captured by the Galaxy Z Flip5, a smartphone that features a foldable screen and a versatile camera.

How did Mzansi react to the AKA Tribute Band?

The announcement of the AKA Tribute Band received positive feedback from fans, who expressed their love and admiration for the late hip-hop star. Some fans also wished they could attend the event, as they are based in other provinces.

Here are some of the comments from Instagram:

“Come on!!! Here for it. That man gave us some of the best Joburg Day performances!! 🙌🏾”

“My goodness! My FIRST ever Joburg day, AKA performed with his band an UNRELEASED “All eyes on me”! I had actual tears in my eyes and I’ve been a fan of his ever since that day. I remember singing the melody for weeeks and when it came out I couldn’t believe how much greater the song was!”

“OMG 😥😭 We need this in Cape Town. Been waiting for AKA tribute😢. Damn, why did I relocate? KFM busy killing my vibe!!!”

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