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Interesting things to know about late AKA’s friend, Sim Dope

Sim Dope whose real name is Simphiwe Gumede, was a friend of the late rapper, AKA.

Kiernan “AKA” Forbes dropped a song titled after his friend, Sim Dope, but lots of people didn’t know it was a name of a person.

The song is a hit and many grooved to it without being savvied about the origin of the name of the song.

Sim Dope

AKA’s death emerged as the identity behind the title of the song, Sim Dope.

On the 17th of February, during the memorial service of the Touch My Blood hitmaker, Sim Dope mounted the stage to talk about Kiernan.

“I wrote a song dawg… about you, and me, life and everything,” Gumede quoted AKA at the memorial service.

The news went viral on different social media platforms with people expressing their shock.

This triggered curiosity about the identity of Sim Dope and we will share a few with you below:

  1. Sim Dope’s real name is Simphiwe Gumede
  2. He is the son of one of SA’s richest men, Robert Gumede
  3. Sim Dope family
  4. He is a lover of luxury who doesn’t show off; he loves cars and watches.

Sim Dope

5. Dope attended St John’s College in Johannesburg.

6. Sim Dope has been AKA best friend since they were 11 years old.

7. Simphiwe lives a private life but he is known to be married.

Sim Dope and wife

Allegedly the Gumedes’ mansion

Sim Dope house

In other news – PIC: Murdah Bongz and Kairo pose together for the first time

Former Black Motion member, Murdah Bongz or Morda Mohosana is technically now a father of three. The former Black Motion member has a child with his ex-girlfriend who he has kept away from the spotlight.

MurdaH Bongz

He then has a daughter, Asante, with his now-wife and fellow producer-DJ DJ Zinhle. However, in marrying Zinhle, Bongani also became the step-parent to DJ Zinhle’s eldest daughter Kairo Forbes. Learn More

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