Manage episode 355633411 series 2520402
Comrades, in what is becoming a tradition that is becoming uncomfortably too common, we are mourning the loss of another artist. On Friday, February 10, 2023, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes (AKA) was shot and killed in Durban in what appears to be a targeted assassination.
We are all pretty shaken up about it, as we both knew AKA and his team. We had both bumped into him on multiple occasions since this chat. Most recently Phil caught up with AKA at his Platinum Plaque party for Lemons (Lemonade) 2 months ago. At that time it certainly did seem like AKA had turned Lemons into Lemonade and reinvented his career, which makes this loss all the more tragic.
Our thoughts are with his friends and family. We will discuss this in more depth on our main show but we wanted to repost this conversation from 8 years ago to highlight just how far he had come as an artist.
We are also aware of the accusations against AKA, both old and new. We touch on these in the episode and will discuss them in more detail next week.