AKA is one of the most well-known rappers in South Africa. He's performed in front of sold-out crowds, released chart-topping singles, and entered into some strange business arrangements in the past. All of this has assisted him in gaining notoriety outside of South Africa as well as amassing a substantial fortune.
Notorious professionally as Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, AKA is a rapper who is known for not just rapping about the things he owns, as many other rappers do, but also for proudly flaunting his chains, clothes, automobiles, and other assets to everyone who likes to look at him and his stuff. Many people, however, have long questioned if he is genuinely as affluent as many people have been made to believe, or whether he is merely living a lie.
AKA is not only rich, but he is also a millionaire, both in terms of Rand and in terms of US dollars. He's been in the South African rap scene for more than a decade, and his fortune has only grown in recent years, both to the success of his music and the exposure he's received as a result of it, which has assisted him in his other endeavors.
He is believed to be worth $12 million, which converts to more than R197 million Rand in current exchange rates. In this regard, he is among the most financially successful musicians in the country. He's also had tremendous success in his professional life, with millions of CDs sold and national and international accolades to his credit. He's worked with international celebrities such as Kanye West and Snoop Dogg, to name a few examples.
Forbes, who earns millions of dollars, also spends millions of dollars, living a lavish lifestyle that he enjoys. In 2017, he stated that he is as affluent as he is because he is in control of his music and career, as opposed to when he first began his career and was dependent on record labels for financial support.
Fans of Cassper Nyovest and AKA can continue to dispute who is the better rapper in hip-hop, but in terms of money, AKA has the advantage thanks to his estimated $12 million net worth, according to Forbes magazine. Others who have been identified as being among the country's wealthiest rappers include Die Antwoord's Ninja and Visser, both of whom are said to be worth $10 million each, Cassper Nyovest, who is estimated to be worth $3 million, and Nasty C, who is estimated to be worth $2 million.
Following his departure from his previous record label, Vth Season, and the formation of his own in 2017, it was claimed that he was earning up to R130,000 every show. Aside from this, he stated that he was traveling across the country every weekend to perform in at least five different shows. While this would almost certainly be tough, his bank account would almost certainly reflect it.
His wealth has increased in tandem with his notoriety over the years, as he has broadened his reach beyond the music industry. SupaMega expressed his desire to enter the sound system business several years ago, but nothing further has been divulged about his plans since that time. His business partner Prince "Costinyo" Nyembe and he started a company, Beam Digital, in 2017. However, the company did not last long before it was forced to close its doors in September 2018 after he discovered that his business partner had allegedly used company funds to purchase a Maserati and that the company owed R2 million in tax, while some employees were not paid their wages.
Furthermore, he has gained a substantial amount of money from the various endorsement deals he has entered into with various companies over the course of his career. An example of this is his partnership with Rocka Headphones, which he entered into in 2016. His endorsement deals with Reebok and Cruz vodka are two more companies with which he has won endorsement deals.
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