Cape Town – It’s exactly a month after AKA’s tragic death outside Wish Restaurant in Durban, and the incident is still felt throughout the country by fans, friends, and loved ones.
However, his legacy lives on through his Mass Country album.
Just two weeks after his death, AKA released his album posthumously and so far it has been a major success.
AKA’s memory continues to live on through the touching tributes to him by his family and friends, namely his girlfriend Nadia Nakai and his mother Lynn Forbes.
The album managed to turn gold in less than two weeks, with hit songs from the album, Company and Lemonade (feat. Nasty C) both ranking in the SA Radio top 20 Airplay Rams chart.
AKA @akaworldwide album #MassCountry just turned gold in 13 days big S/O to the megacy #ThePlvg pic.twitter.com/H0tifp4pzA
— THE RSA MUSIC PLVG (@ThePlvgM) March 9, 2023
3rd Week At #1 On Radio 📻📡#Company #MassCountry 🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/JwOktWHdJs
— AKA (@akaworldwide) March 10, 2023
AKA’s co-manager Nhlanhla “Nivo” Ndimande, shared some insight into the making of the album with IOL.
“It’s been a two-year process working on this album from him giving us the vision and just telling us what exactly he wanted to do,” he said.
He said that the process was tough and they failed to see the direction that AKA wanted to go with his album.
“It was tough in the beginning because we were like, ‘Wait, you want to mix country music, maskandi and hip-hop? How does that even make sense?’
AKA’s vision was clear though. He wanted to create an album that the people of South Africa could embrace and cherish. He wanted to create an album for the “masses of the country”.
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Compiled by Matthew Petersen