The funeral of South African rapper AKA Forbes will take place on February 18.


The funeral of South African rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes was made public by his family. The South African rapper was shot dead in a Florida street shooting Friday night.

On AKA’s Instagram account on Tuesday, his family posted a press release detailing his memorial and funeral.

AKA will be buried in a private public cemetery on Saturday, February 18, and a memorial service will be held at the Sandton Convention Center on Friday, February 17 at 3:00 pm.

The statement said: “Information regarding the memorial and funeral of Kiernan “Aka” Jarrid Forbes.”

As the Forbes family, we want to acknowledge the love we have received over the past few days.

Kiernan is loved not only by our family but by our country as we have seen from loved ones, friends, industry insiders, press coverage and heritage.

“We want to celebrate Kiernan’s life with those who have been touched and influenced by his musical talents. As such, the memorial is open to the public and broadcast online.

Kiernan will be laid to rest in a private provincial funeral on Saturday, 18 February 2023.

“Memorial details include, Date: Friday, 17 February 2023, Time: 15:00 Location: Santon Convention Center.

“Limited tickets will be available on webtickets; the memorial will also be live streamed on the Akaworldwide youtube page.

“We’d also like to acknowledge our extended family, the Mohosanas for their unwavering support during this time, as Bongani Mahosana will be in absentia at the memorial and funeral due to observing cultural protocol.

Tony forbes, kiernan’s father has been appointed as the official family spokesperson and will be giving a public statement to media today at 3pm.”


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