AKA Career Timeline

In 2011 AKA’s melody “Triumph Lap” won Channel O’s Most Gifted Hip-Hop Video at the seventh yearly Channel O Music Video Awards and at the eighteenth South African Music Awards AKA was granted Male Artist of the Year and Best Street Urban Music Album.[2] AKA has opened for Kanye West, Snoop home slice, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Kendrick Lamar in their South African tours.[3] He has won numerous honors including “Best Street Urban Music Album” and “Male Artist of the Year” at the eighteenth South African Music Awards (SAMA)

In late 2014 rapper AKA marked a multi-collection manage Sony Music through its new neighborhood urban name Sound African chronicles. At that point official head of A&R for Sony, Zakes Bantwini made the declaration through their stage. ‘We’re eager to add AKA’s celebrated profession to our stable. We are amped up for AKA’s development prospects in Africa and past.’ The Sony Music/AKA association is the key impetus to change the business and face of Music crosswise over Africa, particularly in the key territories of value, conveyance and substance management’.[4]

In June 2015, AKA’s second collection Levels was guaranteed Gold, by the Recording Industry of South Africa, for shipments of more than 20,000 duplicates locally, as of May 2016 the collection was confirmed platinum by RiSA.[5] AKA was reported as an exceptional visitor at WWE live occasions held in Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa. In June 2018, He discharged his third studio collection titled Touch My Blood.[6]

Career Edit

2009: Career beginnings Edit

In 2009 AKA wandered for a performance vocation with hits like “Issues”, “In My Walk” and “Do It” with the last making it to number 1 on the South African 5FM Top 40.[7] He won Metro FM Music Awards for “Best Newcomer”, “Best Hip Hop” as a performance demonstration and “Best Produced Album” for his presentation Altar Ego.[8] It is then that he was named “Ruler of South African Rap” by one of the national newspapers.[9] He additionally won “Best Dressed man” amid the GQ Awards in South Africa close by Oscar Pistorius.[10] Later completed a melody with a Kenyan rapper known as Travee.[11]

2011– 2012: Altar Ego Edit

Otherwise known as’ presentation studio collection Altar Ego, was discharged on 23 August 2011 and issued on free record mark Vth Season.[12] The collection was gone before by three singles. The lead single “I Want It All” which highlights rappers, Khuli Chana and Pro was discharged on 28 July 28 2010. The second single “Triumph Lap” was discharged on 3 December 2010 with the third single “All I Know” being discharged on 11 July 2011. Adjust Ego won Best New Comer, Best Hip Hop Album and Best Produced Album at the 2011 Metro FM Music Awards which occurred on 26 November 2011 at Mbombela Stadium in Mbombela (Nelspruit), Mpumalanga.[13][14] The collection additionally won Best Street Urban Music Album and Male Artist of the Year at the eighteenth version of the South African Music Awards (SAMAs) which were held at Sun City, North West on 30 April 2012.[15][16] Alter Ego is cerified gold by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA).[17]

2012– 2014: Levels Edit

Otherwise known as’ second presentation studio collection Levels, was discharged on 30 June 30 2014.[18] The collection’s discharge was gone before by four singles “Envy”, “Kontrol”, “Praise” and “Run Jozi (Godly)” which highlights rapper, K.O. Initially slated for physical discharge on 8 July 2014, the printed copies of the collection were later discharged on 28 July 2014 because of assembling issues. Levels won Best Male, Video of the Year for “Praise”, and Best Collaboration for “Run Jozi (Godly)” at the 2014 South African Hip Hop Awards[19][20] and won Male Artist of the Year at the 21st South African Music Awards which occurred on 19 April 2015 at Sun City, North West.[21][22] Levels is cerified platinum by RiSA.[23][24]

2016– present: Touch My Blood Edit

On 2 December 2016, AKA discharged the primary single from Touch My Blood, “The World Is Yours”.[25][26] The music video for the tune was later discharged on 2 Feb, 2017 and was shot in Thailand while he was on an excursion with then sweetheart, Bonang Matheba.[27][28] The tune beat the graphs and has been guaranteed triple Platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa.[29][30][31]

On 15 June 2018, AKA discharge his third and last studio collection Touch My Blood which was issued on his autonomous record name Beam Group.[32] The collection was initially set to discharge on 25 May 2018 yet deferred on the grounds that he required more opportunity to shoot recordings, discharge singles, drop stock and affirm visit dates.[33][34][35][36] Touch My Blood was gone before by five singles, “The World Is Yours” and “Caiphus Song” which are guaranteed triple platinum and gold individually by RiSA[37][38][39]. “Star Signs” which includes South African rapper and writer Stogie T, “Sweet Fire” and “Beyonce” additionally went before the collection. Contact My Blood is confirmed Gold by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA).[40][41]

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