Fact check: AKA was being sarcastic over R55m WHO Covid-19 payment

Fact check: AKA was being sarcastic over R55m WHO Covid-19 payment

- A recent report claimed that AKA had 'confessed' that the World Health Organization had paid him

- The Mzansi rapper, according to this report, was paid a hefty R55 million to disclose his Covid-19 status

- Briefly.co.za explores the facts behind this allegation to determine what the truth of the matter is

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A report has surfaced online claiming that AKA was 'paid R55 million by WHO' to go public with his Covid-19 status.

Published last month, the headline reads “AKA confesses after people questioned his coronavirus results”.

The article was posted on News365 and insinuated that Kiernan Forbes had 'confessed' that the World Health Organisation had paid him US$3.5 million or R55 million to go public after testing positive for the virus.

Naturally, the post went viral and over 100 000 citizens viewed the claim on Facebook which had flagged it as possible fake news.

AKA had actually tested positive for Covid-19 and explained in a press release at the time that he had opted to disclose his status to “create awareness around the virus and caution citizens to be more careful in their daily interactions with others”.

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AKA did test positive but was being sarcastic over WHO payment. Image: AKA
Source: Instagram

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Shortly after he posted the statement the celeb did actually say he had been paid by the WHO:

“Ok, sigh … I can’t keep it up any longer … it’s true … I have been paid …. 55 million rand to go public with my status by the WHO.”

However, it seems as if the celeb was responding with sarcasm to people raising questions over not only his status but the real reasons he had gone public.

AKA has since shared multiple posts encouraging people to take the pandemic seriously, slamming allegations that the WHO would pay celebrities as an 'ignorant theory'.

Africa Check also feels that AKA's comments had strongly implied that he was responding with sarcasm and hadn't meant to be taken seriously.

In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that AKA just cannot get enough of his beautiful bae Nelli Tembe.

Just when we all thought AKA would never find the one, Nelli showed up and rocked his world.

After the mess of a relationship AKA had with DJ Zinhle, peeps were certain he would just be a player for the rest of his days.

Briefly.co.za has seen Supa Mega fall fast and hard for Nelli. His new love interest is younger than him and he is in his first relationship for a long time.

The rapper has bragged on social media that the 21-year-old is very private. So, it is not often that we see Nelli on social media even though we are sure AKA would love to show her off every day if he could.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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