South African Rapper AKA is Re-branding to 'King Forbes'
In a series of tweets, the rapper asked his fans to help him decide on his new stage name.
AKA has decided that he's had enough of his current stage name. According to him, he's done pretty much all there can be done in South Africa and now wants to capture the international audience with his music. And so it's goodbye to AKA and hello to King Forbes.
It's no secret that AKA feels like a big fish in a small pond. Whilst many South Africans may chalk it up to the rapper's arrogance, the truth is, the Fela in Versace star has heavily influenced and changed the South African hip-hop game.
South Africans have chided in the past that his Twitter handle (@akaworldwide) was ironic seeing that rappers such as Nasty C, for example, appeared to be making more headway than him internationally especially after rampant rumors that Jay Z's Roc Nation was looking to sign Nasty C.
The beloved Supa Mega as he is known to his fans, reached out on Twitter and asked what they thought would be a fitting new name for him. The options included his real name Kiernan Forbes, Keenan Forbes and of course, King Forbes. One fan commented that King Forbes would be apt seeing as Stogie T even referred to him as that in his epic freestyle for Sway in the Morning.
Take a look at Supa Mega's deliberation on Twitter below.
I don’t know hey ... I’m tryna break outside of South Ahh ... for them “AKA” is a bit lame. 🇬🇧🇺🇸I mean, KIERNAN FOR… https://t.co/dC4gSqksp1— AKA (@AKA) 1551148528.0
“KING FORBES” sounds lekker don’t you think? I mean, you guys will always know me as “AKA” or whatever but yeah I t… https://t.co/s5mmF3Bvq5— AKA (@AKA) 1551148646.0
Yah but now I have to explain the pronunciation in every interview ... bleh. https://t.co/SKqKQ9gkBI— AKA (@AKA) 1551148802.0
I mean, my last name is actually “Forbes” ... how can I NOT use that.— AKA (@AKA) 1551149131.0
Yah mate ... i rate that’s it hey ... I’m changing my name to “KING FORBES” ... AKA had a good run.— AKA (@AKA) 1551149076.0
KING FORBES. That’s it.— AKA (@AKA) 1551149245.0