With the world and music industry still engulfed with the grief of the tragic and untimely passing of Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes, the Forbes family has acknowledged the outpouring of support and love from South Africa and beyond.
Still continuing with the rapper’s legacy the Forbes family has agreed to honor the rapper by setting on with the plan to release his new album “Mass Country” on the 24th of February 2023, and with a new single titled, “Company” to premiere Friday, February 17, featuring long-time friend and Nigerian record producer Kiddominant.
The two had previously settled in the studio on AKA’s song “Fela In Versace”, which became a hit trending along several radio stations and wide repeated airplay on TV, becoming one of the top grossing of the industry.
Even before his passing AKA’s “Mass Country” had become a worldwide trend and one of the most anticipated albums of the century with the rapper continuously offering new teases to his fans and hinting upon a new release every week in the build-up of his new album.
Raphael Benza of Vth Season within AKA’s management wrote:
“Kiernan worked very hard on this project. The energy and the expectations from the Megacy fueled him to make a masterpiece. We are delighted, even at our saddest moment, to share the music he left behind for us for eternity…Long Live, Supa Mega, Live Long!! The world will never forget AKA and that’s a promise.”
Nivo, Manager & Co-Executive Producer of “Mass Country” shared:
“The team was extremely blessed to work so closely on this project with Kiernan. We spent a lot of time mapping out this roll-out and creating all the content we have under his direction.
Kiernan worked tremendously hard on this project. He put his heart and soul into it, and we were blessed that he got the opportunity to map out this entire roll-out and approve all the elements, so what will be coming out will be as per his direction and his vision. We thank the Forbes family for their faith in the entire team working on this project.”
Sony Music Entertainment Africa’s managing director shared his expressions of grief and thoughts by saying:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones as we all traverse this difficult time of mourning the loss of a dearly beloved and respected artist. Our hearts are broken. All of us at Sony Music convey our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family, friends, the Megacy, and South Africa“.
AKA’s team at The Vth Season, The T Effect, and Sony Music Entertainment Africa will take control in the roll-out of the rapper’s album “Mass Country” with the support and blessings of the family in the celebration of the Supa Mega’s gifted talents in music.
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