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AKA headlines Nedbank Cup final pre-show

Andile Sicetsha - 06.05.2021

AKA will headline his first gig since the Anele Tembe tragedy this Saturday at the Nedbank Cup final.

Two weeks after Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes announced a healing retreat, the Fela In Versace rapper has resurfaced with a headlining gig at the Nedbank Cup final this weekend.

AKA booked and busy – He headlines Nedbank Cup final

Scores of football fans will be tuned into the showdown taking place at the Free State Stadium on Saturday 8 May 2021, where underdogs Tshahuma Tata Madzivhandila FC will look to upset Chippa United in what promises to be a thrilling encounter.

Before that, the final’s festivities will see a slew of top-tier artists ramp up the anticipation with blockbuster performances. The likes of Kamo Mphela and the disgraced Prince Kaybee will spice up the tournament finale with a selection of their greatest hits. However, the evening’s main event will undoubtedly be the re-emergence of AKA on stage.

This will be the first time SuperMega will grace a stage since the tragedy that befell his late fiancee Anele Tembe. While the inquest into the 22-year-old’s death is still ongoing, with Western Cape police teasing a major announcement in the works, the rapper has opted to take the first step in moving past the great loss he suffered.

Two weeks ago was the first time we had heard from the rapper since Tembe’s death. In a statement posted on his social media, AKA had indicated that he would be stepping away from his duties as a performer and entrepreneur to begin a journey of healing.

“I choose to retreat to honour my journey, praying that the moments of stillness may bring me closer to some clarity… I have entrusted my team to handle all of my affairs in the public domain, including all of my social media platforms,” he wrote.

It seems the 14-day hiatus may have offered the rapper enough perspective to reinvigorate his will to face his ‘megacy’ once more.

Tembe investigation announcement lingers

However, a lingering shadow remains on his fiancee’s death which, according to police, is far from cut-and-dry.

When provincial top-cop Thembisile Patekile was asked about the impending announcement, he said:

“The announcement will be part of the arrest — if there is one, but at this stage, we are just doing [our] investigations. If it leads to [an] arrest, it could be. If it doesn’t lead to an arrest, we will still announce.”