All the reasons we love AKA

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AKA’s Levels album recently went Platinum. We congratulate him for that and count the many other reasons why we love the Super Mega.

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AKA has reached yet another milestone. His second album, Levels, is now platinum. Here are just a few highlights of AKA’s career over the past few months and why we love him.

  • AKA is the first South African musician to gain 1 million Twitter followers;

  • The first person in Africa to receive the exclusive Twitter Camera App;

  • His new single, Dreamwork ft Yanga, crashed the internet, trended for over 24 hours and had internationally acclaimed artist, Snoop Dogg, rap to it;

  • He won 2 Metro FM Awards (MMA15) this year (with no new album);

  • Received 4 South African Music Award nominations (SAMA22), of which 2 fall in the category Record of The Year (with no new album);

  • He’s the only African based artist to feature in the BBC Radio 1Xtra’s “HOT FOR 2016” artists list, which previously predicted successes such as Drake and Sam Smith.

  • Received 5 Best African Act nominations in 2015 showing his brand appeal as an artist dominating the African continent and not just in South Africa;

  • Was nominated for a BET Award in the category Best International Act (Africa);

  • The first South African artist on Tim Westwood’s UK show and paved the path for other South Africans to be featured;

  • Headlined numerous events in 2015 across the African continent in countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Mozambique; and in the UK, in Canada and LA; and

  • AKA recently hosted the first of a series of planned #SupaMegaShows, which saw him shut down Zone 6 Venue in Soweto to a capacity the venue has never seen before.
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