WATCH | Top 5 songs that made AKA win Mzansi’s heart

From 'Victory Lap' to 'Lemons (Lemonade)', here are the late star's top five songs

11 February 2023 - 18:00
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Late rapper AKA had plans to rollout his much anticipated album Mass Country on February 27 before he met his untimely death on Friday night.

The rapper was shot dead outside a popular restaurant on Florida Road in Durban.

AKA, whose real name was Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, was a member of hip-hop group Entity before he went solo in 2009.

Let’s take you back to the top five songs that will be forever be etched in the memories of those who loved his music and art.

'Victory Lap'

This song made many stand up and take notice of AKA who seemed to be the new kid on the block and it launched him into the mainstream. 


Mzansi witnessed the biggest beef in the industry between AKA and arch rival Cassper Nyovest.

Composure took over the internet and was revered for its strong lyrics, which came at the height of the two rappers' beef, with Cass replying with his own diss track. 


The award-winning rapper was always seen as a straight talker who wasn't shy to express his views or opinions. Flexing became second nature and he again proved with this song that he was the real deal. This song came from his platinum-selling second album, Levels.

'Fela In Versace'

This is sitting at 10-million views on YouTube. We might not have been able to sing along but Jiki Jiki heavy heavy were words echoed by fans. This track showed an element to AKA where he was becoming more relaxed and finding his fun side, making him a fave.

'Lemons (Lemonade)' with Nasty C

This was the rapper's latest and last hit single, featuring rapper Nasty C, which he released before he died.

Describing their collaboration, AKA said it was all about artistry between him and the young rapper and nothing competitive. In an interview on The Episode podcast, AKA said the song was about them being comfortable with being where they are in their musical careers.

“His verse is fantastic. For me, it's no longer about that competitiveness, especially on a song like that. It's really about making the best art for the fans, and I think he blessed me and I’m thankful for that,” he said.

“For me, it's about vibes right now in my career. I’m making music from a perspective of, I want to make music that I can ride around and listen to in the future.

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