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Murdah Bongz pays tribute to AKA

DJ Zinhle’s husband, Murdah Bongz whose real name is Bongani Mohosana paid tribute to the late rapper, AKA. Bongani has been mute since the rapper died, but he’s finally broken his silence with a beautiful tribute.

“Dear Kiernan, I took a little longer than I had to write this, but to be honest I didn’t know what to say. As a fellow musician thank you bro, thank you for inspiring all of us to do better, thank you for always proving your love for music in the quality of music you created. Your catalogue will be one of the greatest catalogues of all time,” he wrote.


“As a man, I learned something very important from you, know your worth, no matter what happens in your life always know your worth… as a father, you were amazing, you did it all for Kairo and that shows in the love she has inside of her. Your legacy will live on, may you rest well with the many legends we look up to,” the DJ added.

The music producer couldn’t attend AKA’s memorial and funeral service due to cultural protocols.

Aka and Kairo

In the details announced by the Forbes family, it was said that Bongani Mahosana will not be coming for the funeral and memorial services due to observing cultural protocol.

In other news – A look into AKA’s funeral – PICS

Today Saturday, 18 February 2023 marks the official but private funeral ceremony of rapper and Hip-Hop legend Kiernan Jarryd “AKA” Forbes. The rapper died at the age of 35 after being assassinated on Friday, 11 February 2023 when exiting the Wish restaurant in Durban.

An assassination that also claimed his former manager and friend, Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane. While the official statement of the memorial service and funeral procession did detail the dates and time for the memorial service, it did not reveal the time for the funeral procession. Learn More

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