The album, which AKA would have released before his death but which circumstances forced him to defer to a later date that he never got to see, had just been certified platinum and his family was given the plaque for that milestone.
This is one of several wins the project has snagged in recent times. Songs from the project are equally doing well, as many South Africans see the album as another way to not only relive the rapper’s legacy but keep him alive in their memories as well.
Given the level of devotion the project has garnered so far, it is easy to see that it will be in the memory of many South Africans for a long time to come.
AKA would have been around to celebrate this milestone but for the assassin’s bullets. The songster was killed with a point-blank shot to the head just after stepping out of Wish Restaurant on Florida Road in Durban on February 10.
Thus ended an era. But Kiernan “AKA” Forbes lives on in his songs, of course.