AKA – BADDEST FT. BURNA BOY, KHULI CHANA, YANGA
AKA “THE BADDEST” IS BBC 1XTRA PLAYLISTED!!
The multi-award winning Prince of Hip Hop has done it again – raising the bar for SA Hip Hop across the African continent – with his recent South African hip hop award wins and MTV Ema nominations as well as Mobo and Bet nominations, The South African star is really taking his career to a new level.
“The Baddest” will be the second single of AKA‘s to be playlisted on UK radio, his previous ‘All eyes on me’ was subject to rave reviews and multiple spins across Bgf.ang fm, Westside fm, Represent fm, Capital Xtra and many more
The #3RDWRLDBOSS, #SUPAMEGA, AKA, received his second BBC 1Xtra play listing for his single #Baddest which is a first for South African music. AKA’s #Baddest features Burna Boy, Khuli Chana and Yanga. AKA’s #AllEyesOnMe featuring Burna Boy, Da L.E.S and JR, was his first single to get play listed on BBC 1Xtra earlier this year and to get a second single on rotation on BBC 1Xtra in the same year speaks volumes.
AKA is officially the number #1 most played South African artist on all radio stations nationwide for 2015. AKA beats out the likes of Black Coffee, Micasa and KO locally, and internationally he beats the likes of Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Justin Bieber and The Weeknd by 2,880 plays; making AKA the King of South African radio airwaves.
With AKA’s launch of a new range of electronics which includes headphones, ear buds and wifi speakers. hitting stores next week and new Baddest merchandise available at his performances this month. AKA’s growing prominence and success across the world is on the rise. And it’s no wonder Forbes Africa chose Kiernan Jarryd Forbes to don the cover of Forbes Life in the bumper edition of their prestigious magazine.
“It’s a big honour to be profiled in a publication like Forbes magazine. I always do my best to take hip-hop, especially SA hip-hop out of the spaces that it’s traditionally supposed to exist in. It also has a significant and personal aspect for me – with my last name being Forbes, my father and I always used to joke about who would make it on to Forbes magazine first – now I guess I beat him to it!”