Kiernan Forbes, or best known by his stage name AKA, has been accused of poverty shaming before, but the big show off actually has a heart of gold.
As Briefly.co.za reported previously, we gathered five interesting facts about the real AKA, where we learned the rapper uses his fortune to help those in need.
AKA has his own scholarship in collaboration with the SAE Institute and Bridges for Music, which covers the full year tuition for SAE’s full-time Higher Certificate in Sound Production at their Cape Town campus, The South African reported.
“It’s a great honour for me to be able to offer a young aspiring musician/producer/engineer an opportunity to equip themselves with the skills needed to begin a career in the industry.”
But, that's not all he does to help other achieve success. He recently gave South Africans the opportunity to show off their talent in a competition to design the album cover for Touch My Blood.
AKA was praised on social media for giving South Africans the opportunity to show case their talent and in the process get exposure.
"S/O @akaworldwide for the #TouchMyBloodChallenge not only did you give upcoming designers a chance but you gave them exposure and an opportunity to get their talent out there to be seen. Selected or not, it is still a win!!! I already see where you will sign my album!!!", KAYMO wrote.
On 9 May the winner was announced and a lucky designer is getting the opportunity to work with AKA himself, as well as a one-year internship.
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