AKA Breaks Silence On The Death Of His Fiancée

South African rap artist Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known professionally as AKA has broken his silence over the death of his fiancée Nellie Tembe who passed away a couple of weeks ago.

In a statement obtained by Ghana’s Hub For Pop Culture & Urban Entertainment Website – www.nydjlive.com, the rapper who is shattered by the development says; “and every day feels like a mountain to climb. I miss Anele, so much, and I’m heartbroken at the unfulfilled life we had planned together. ”

Read the full statement by AKA below.


I have lost the love of my life… and every day feels like a mountain to climb. I miss Anele, so much, and I’m heartbroken at the unfulfilled life we had planned together.

The tragic loss of Anele has taken a great toll on me, emotionally and psychologically. Insinuations and innuendos made on my personhood have made it even more difficult to process and the strain our families have taken is unspeakable – which is why at this time I choose to retreat to honour my journey, praying that the moments of stillness may bring me closer to some clarity.

I wish to convey my gratitude to all the people who have supported me during this difficult time in my life, my mom Lynn and dad Tony, Bab’ Moses and Ndabezitha, my brother Steffan, my family (both Forbes and Tembe), my heartfelt gratitude to you all.

To my business associates, political leaders, industry peers and elders, friends and my neighbours, thank you for rallying around me. Last but not least, to my incredibly loyal fans, the MEGACY, your collective love and support has brought me much comfort.

As we undergo this painful journey, I have entrusted my team to handle all of my affairs in the public domain, including all my social media platforms. Please respect our privacy as we go through our grieving process, and please continue to keep our families in your prayers.

Love & Blessings Kiernan Forbes”

The tragic news of the death of 22-year-old Tembe sent shockwaves across South Africa.

A few weeks ago, AKA shared the exciting news that he has formally asked his girlfriend Nellie Tembe to be his wife when he shared pictures of what looked like were post Lobola negotiations.

According to Police, in the early hours of Sunday morning, an investigation was opened following the death of a 22-year-old woman said to be Nelli Tembe, the fiancée of well-known musician AKA, at the five-star Pepperclub Hotel in central Cape Town.

Captain FC van Wyk, said that police are investigating the tragic incident, but was not at liberty to provide further details on how exactly the young woman was killed.

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