Nadia Nakai and Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, popularly known as AKA, seemed to be a match made in heaven before their love story was cut short when AKA was murdered in cold blood outside a restaurant on Friday night, 10 February, in Morningside, Durban. Here are five things to know about Nadia Nakai…
A QUICK LOOK AT NADIA NAKAI’S BIOGRAPHY
Name: Nadia Nakai
Date of birth: 18 May 1990
Parents: According to Zalebs, Nadia Nakai was born in Zimbabwe to a Zimbabwean mother and a South African father.
Net worth: Her net worth is reportedly around $2.5 million (approximately R45 million)
Occupation: Rapper, songwriter, TV host, and reality TV star
Nadia Nakai is reportedly the first female to win the Hip Hop TV show’s mixtape101 competition. Her first big single, Like Me, was reportedly released in 2015. She has since collaborated with local and international musicians like South African musician Kwesta and Nigerian artists Ice Prince.
She was reportedly first signed to Family Tree Records (Cassper Nyovest’s record label), and then got signed to Def Jam Recordings.
According to IOL, in November of 2021, she took to her Instagram to announce that she was starting her own record label called Bragga Records.
The stunning rapper is popularly known for the hits: Naaa Meaan, Imma Boss, and Money Back, to name a few.
Aside from her musical career, she is also a reality TV star starring on the Netflix show called Young, Famous, and African, Elle reported. Nadia Nakai stars alongside African media personalities such as Khanyi Mbau, Annie Macaulay-Idibia, Andile Ncube, Zari Hassan, Diamond Platnumz, Quinton Masina (popularly known as Naked DJ), Kayleigh Schwark, and Swanky Jerry.
Before dating AKA, Nadia Nakai was linked to US rapper Vic Mensa but reportedly announced their split in August 2021. She was said to have also dated Cassper Nyovest but bashed those rumours in an interview .
Family And Friends Visit AKA Murder Scene – WATCH
AKA’s younger brother Steffan Forbes and father, Tony Forbes visit the scene of his shooting.