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Monday, 20 February 2023 12:23

Nadia Nakai opens up about AKA's death in emotional tribute post.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.


Hip hop rapper and reality television star Nadia Nakai posted an emotional tribute in honour of her late boyfriend Kiernan Forbes, popularly known as AKA.

AKA 35, was shot and killed in Durban on 10 February.

"My heart is shattered; this is not what our future was meant to look like. I can't believe I said my final goodbye to you yesterday," Nadia wrote alongside a carousel of videos on Sunday.

"I'll never see you again for the rest of my lifetime? You loved me loud and proud, thank you baby. Protected me, prayed for me, inspired me. I find it hard to breathe, let alone find the words to explain how much I love you. I'm really going to miss all the special moments we've had. This really hurts! I can't come to terms with the fact that I'll never hear you say you love me. I'll never hear your laugh."

Nadia and AKA started dating in 2021 but made their relationship public on social media and by attending red-carpet events together in 2022. 

"We had plans," Nadia continued in her lengthy Instagram post.

"There is no pain bigger than the pain of losing you. I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with you, I realise you're the one who spent the rest of your life with me. I don't know why things happen the way they do, but I'm questioning God right now. Why would he bring us together to only take you away. I just don't understand. I don't know how I'm going to do this, going on with my life without you, I just can't."

She concluded: "Rest in peace Kiernan, I love you."

The late rapper was buried in a private funeral ceremony at Heroes Acre, West Park Cemetry in Johannesburg on Saturday.