AKA Kairo Forbes [Image: Gallo Images/Frennie Shivambu]

Kairo Forbes’ Heartbreaking Audio To AKA Brings Mzansi To Tears

Kairo’s audio message to her late father AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes has left some social media users with tears.

AKA tragically lost his life on 10 February after being shot together with his friend Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane while leaving Wish Restaurant on Florida Road in Durban.

AKA was laid to rest on 18 February.

Kairo recently posted a heartfelt audio clip on her Instagram account, where she pays tribute to her beloved father for the first time since his untimely death.

The touching audio recording is accompanied by a slideshow of adorable pictures of AKA and Kairo from the day she was born.

Kairo has shared photos of AKA taken in the maternity room and another one of her lying on his chest as a newborn baby.

The father-daughter duo were so close that they graced the cover of Forbes Africa magazine together at one point. In another  featured in the slideshow, the two “best friends” can be seen participating in dance challenges.

AKA, Kairo Forbes
[Image: Screenshot/Instagram/Kairo Forbes]

In the background, the 7-year-old child celeb said:

“I love him. And..hmm, he was a good dad, and I love him. Daddy, I want to say something. Thank you, and I love you.”

The bittersweet video of Kairo and AKA left social media users teary on Instagram.


“He was…” 😢😢😢😢😢😢 I pray for this family almost every day. I had never prayed for strangers until now. Only God can heal this kind of grief 🕊️.”


“I never met my dad. I was around 6 months old when he passed… but God has been faithful. Sometimes you wish otherwise, sometimes you cry, and most times I wanna make him proud. A very challenging pain to deal with, but God that allows it will always give strength. I’m so sorry, baby girl. He’s your angel.”


Man, this breaks my heart. I love you Kairo without meeting you, I keep you in my thoughts and conversations baby girl. I lost my father at the age of 17. I’m now 27, but I still miss him and cry for him. I’m so broken by your loss.”

By jd

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