The time AKA took to recollect himself may have involved a bit of innovating, judging by the string of tweets that were posted on the rapper’s Twitter page.
Supamega announces AKA TV: Everything we know thus far
The first we heard of AKA TV was through the rapper’s inner circle and their cryptic tweets. With no clear explanation on what this was, fans of the Touch My Blood star went into a frenzy.
AKA himself tried his best to conceal the big secret with a heartfelt message to his fans.
“Realistically, you might not be able to see your favs perform on an actual stage for the next year even. That changes everything. But with your support … we about to change the game like we always have. Love you Red heart and thank you for being there for me. As usual,” he tweeted.
But, anyone with enough sense to put two-and-two together could guess that the rapper and his team have been hard at work, building a virtual platform for his performances.
At the moment, artists are leveraging their social media platforms to keep fans enthused. However, based on our assumptions, this does not necessarily yield any profits.
If AKA were to launch his very own virtual platform where hundreds of thousands of his fans could tune in to see him perform his hits, it would be a mega revenue stream.
Of course, barriers to the success of the app are yet to be realised. For one, pay-per-view could hinder his chances of accessing his entire fanbase of young and dependant kids.
If he offers free and untethered access to the platform there is a massive opportunity for Mega to attract advertising and make big bank on impressions and engagement alone.
New music to launch with the app
Naturally, the rollout has only just begun so we will not be privy to the intericacies of the launch. However, one thing is for certain and it comes from the horse’s Twitter hooves: AKA is releasing new music.
The 32-year-old star informed his fans that to celebrate the birth of AKA TV, he will be releasing new music towards the end of May.
Without an exact date confirmed, South Africa’s Hip-Hop fraternity will have to be patient and be on the lookout for any movement from Mega’s social media accounts.