South African musician Bongani Mohosana, better known as Murdah Bongz, has paid tribute to late rapper Kiernan ‘AKA’ Jarryd Forbes in a touching Instagram post. AKA was shot and killed outside a Durban nightspot on February 10, and was laid to rest in a private funeral service on February 19.
Murdah Bongz, who is married to DJ Zinhle and is the father of her one-year-old daughter, took to Instagram to honor the late rapper. In the post, Murdah Bongz praised AKA for inspiring other musicians and for always striving to create quality music. He also acknowledged AKA’s role as a father, saying he was an amazing parent who did everything for his daughter Kairo.
The post came after the Forbes family released a statement that Murdah Bongz would not attend the funeral or memorial services due to cultural reasons. This sparked mixed reactions on social media, with some criticizing DJ Zinhle for mourning her ex-boyfriend and baby daddy, while others praised Murdah Bongz for his tribute to AKA.
Twitter users were divided over the musician’s tribute to his “wife’s baby daddy.” Some thought it was touching, while others found it strange. Murdah Bongz had earlier posted the word “weird” on his Instagram Stories, which some interpreted as a comment on the situation.
Regardless of the social media reactions, Murdah Bongz’s tribute to AKA serves as a reminder of the late rapper’s legacy as both a musician and a father. His catalogue of music will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the greatest of all time, and his love for his daughter Kairo will continue to inspire others. Read the full tribute below: