AKA will appear in upcoming local movie Nandi

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AKA is now also an actor.
AKA is now also an actor.
Oupa Bopape

Rapper, TV presenter and now movie star? AKA – real name Kiernan Jarryd Forbes – is becoming quite the jack of all trades. 

The award-winning musician recently made his acting debut in the South African movie Nandi.

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Shot in Johannesburg, the film – directed by Khalid EL-Jelailati – tells the tale of meth addicts, Nandi and Carl.

The two struggle to make ends meet and are forced to turn to prostitution.

This comes at a high personal cost as they find themselves encroaching on the territory of Moth, an ambitious and violent pimp, soon to be the most dominant meth dealer in town.

The cast includes well-known actors Dumisani Mbembe, Lorcia Cooper, and Anga Makhubalo. 

Another surprising addition to the film is rapper Riky Rick, real name Rikhado Ribeca Makhado.

AKA shared a clip of the movie on his Instagram page, showing fans a glimpse of his acting debut, alongside Lorcia Cooper. 

It has been a rollercoaster of a year for rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Jarryd Forbes but as the year draws to an end, his career seems to be taking off, again.


The Fela in Versace hitmaker has just been nominated for artist of the decade, a new category on the South African Hip Hop Awards (SAHHAs).

Here are some reactions to his new acting role. 

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