AKA’s family declare memorial and funeral details

Following the shocking and untimely death of AKA, details of his memorial and funeral have been shared, welcoming the public, close friends and family to celebrate his life and legacy. In a statement to the media, the family announced that the celebrated rapper’s memorial service will be open to the public and streamed online.

We as the Forbes family would like to acknowledge the outpouring of love we have received over the past few days. Kiernan wasn’t just loved by us as a family, but by the nation, as we’ve seen from loved ones, friends, industry colleagues, media tributes and the MEGACY.

It is our wish to celebrate the life of Kiernan with those he touched and impacted through his gift of music. His memorial will therefore be open to the public as well as streamed online.

The family also announced that AKA will be laid to rest in a private provincial funeral on Saturday, February 18, 2023.

Memorial Details
Date: Friday, 17 February 2023
Time: 15:00 – 17:00
Location: Sandton Convention Center

For entry, click free ticket link below (limited access): https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/event.aspx?itemid=1525627741
To stream online, watch here


The multi-award winning rapper and music producer Kiernan “AKA” Jarryd Forbes was tragically killed on Friday evening in Durban outside Wish restaurant along along with his close friend Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane.

Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane (IG): @tebello.motsoane

The Motsoane family have released the memorial details of their beloved son.

The memorial for the South African gamechanger, entertainment entrepreneur, seasoned chef, and celebrated author Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane will take place at a special send-off ceremony on Thursday, 16 February 2023 at Sacred Heart College in Observatory, Johannesburg.

AKA and Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane.
Photo: Gallo Images/Oupa Bopape

Celebrity chef and business man Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane was a long-time friend and business partner of AKA, who forged a close friendship after taking up a role as his manager in earlier years of AKA’s career.

Memorial details:

Date: Thursday, 16 February 2023

Time: 17:00

Location: Sacred Heart College, Observatory, Johannesburg.

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