Rapper AKA and DJ Zinhle call it quits on their relationship

26 August 2015 - 16:54 By Times LIVE
Rapper AKA and ex girlfriend DJ Zinhle posing on his Instagram page.
Rapper AKA and ex girlfriend DJ Zinhle posing on his Instagram page.
Image: AKA via Instagram

The music power couple who recently welcomed their one-month old daughter into the world have decided to separate.

"After a great deal of thought, reflection and discussion we have decided to end our relationship of three years. We entered our relationship with love and it’s with love and kindness we leave it," said a statement issued by Zinhle Jiyane and AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes.

The statement continued, that their split was amicable.


The couple welcomed baby Kairo less than a month ago.

"We both wish nothing but a great future for each other and remain dear and trusted friends as well as co-parents to our wonderful baby Kairo, whose happiness and well-being remains our number one priority. We both deeply care for each other and remain close friends."

The former duo also asked for privacy saying they will not be giving any interviews on their break-up.

The spilt comes as a shock as AKA paid damages to Zinhle's family over the weekend. He observed Zulu tradition by paying a cow, goat and cash to the Jiyanes for impregnating Zinhle out of wedlock. Zinhle's uncle, Mbongeni Jiyane said the family were impressed by AKA and hoped he would consider paying ilobola soon.

Speaking to Destiny magazine, Zinhle said their child was planned and AKA was a supportive father. She said the pair met in Botswana, 2012 and immediately hit it off though they started dating later.

"He and I have a really normal relationship...In fact, we're the most boring couple you'll ever meet!" said Zinhle reflecting on their union.

Perhaps alluding that their relationship was not destined for the altar, she also told the magazine that it was a mutual decision for them to remain unmarried.

"This is one situation where I don't know how things will unfold - a terrible thing for a person like me - a pre-planner, but I know there is a solution for everything," she added.