AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, was gunned down along Florida Road in Morningside, Durban, on Friday night.
AKA had just turned 35 on 28 January and was having a string of birthday celebrations across the country. On the night, he was about to go perform at Yugo Durban at an event dubbed AKA Supa Mega Birthday Celebration when he was shot dead by two gunmen.
After the shooting, the club posted an urgent announcement, saying the “EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.”
Meanwhile, CCTV footage from Wish On Florida restaurant where AKA was shot has leaked on Twitter.
The CCTV footage shows AKA and his friends going outside the restaurant so that the singer can go to Yugo for his performance.
The rapper then hugged his friends in farewell before intimately hugging the one who was wearing a bucket hat.
As he was about to stretch his arm to shake and hug another friend, a gunman wearing a white sweater and a hat emerged on the scene, walking towards and pointing a gun at AKA.
As he reaches very close, he pulls off the trigger and shoots the rapper either in the head or neck. At that point, AKA falls to the ground, and his life slips away in those few seconds as a pool of blood immediately forms just under his head.