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AKA’s death: Family praised for mourning with Nadia Nakai

Mzansi rapper Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, popularly known as AKA, was killed last week Friday, 10 February; the Forbes family held a press briefing at Rockets in Bryanston, Johannesburg, on Tuesday, 14 February, where the late rapper’s girlfriend was seen mourning the tragic loss of her boyfriend with his family.

AKA and his girlfriend Nadia Nakai reportedly started secretly dating in 2021 and later confirmed their relationship in 2022, IOL reported.

Nadia Nakai and AKA

They were not married, nor did they have any children together. But when AKA died, the rapper’s family welcomed Nadia Nakai to mourn with them.

She was seen at the press briefing which was held by AKA’s family yesterday. The rapper’s father, Tony, his mother, Lynn, and his brother Steffan were all present during the briefing yesterday.

Nadia Nakai and AKA family

Videos of the briefing have since circulated on social media, Lynn and AKA’s girlfriend could be seen holding hands as they walked inside Rockets.

In the videos, Nadia Nakia and AKA’s mother were also seen grieving and comforting each later once seated.

After viewing the videos from the press briefing, netizens were impressed with the Forbes family for treating Nadia Nakai as part of the family and wished that more in-laws and African cultures would adopt the same compassion shown by AKA’s mother and the rest of the family.

“MaColoured [couloured people] one thing about them, once you date their child, you become one of them as Makoto [daughter-in-law] or Rakoti,” @mart_R200 commented.

“If your boyfriend’s mom loves you like even when he passed on, you are blessed. This is very rare in black families,” @Moratoa said.

“Every man needs a mother like Lynn; this woman supported his son throughout. She’s a real woman who understands the pain of losing your partner; others would have been adding salt in the wound doing things that would delay healing for everyone,” @Deleka_ka_staze wrote.


In other news – DJ Zinhle’s husband, Morda won’t attend AKA’s funeral – Here’s why

DJ Zinhle‘s husband, DJ and music producer Bongani Mohosana, will not be attending the memorial and funeral service of the late AKA, who shares a child with Zinhle. The information was revealed in a press statement by AKA’s family today, 14 February.

AKA and Murdah Bongz

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

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