AKA, Kairo Forbes [Image: Gallo Images/Frennie Shivambu]

AKA’s Daughter Kairo Forbes Shares Touching Message Weeks After His Tragic Death

South Africans were left heartbroken following Kairo Forbes’ release of an emotional audio message to her late father, AKA, weeks after his tragic passing.

AKA, real name Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, was fatally shot alongside his friend Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane on 10 February while leaving Wish Restaurant on Florida Road in Durban.

He was laid to rest on 18 February.

An Instagram account managed by Kairo’s grandmother, Lynn Forbes, has shared an emotional audio clip in which Kairo was paying tribute to her father for the first time since his tragic passing.

The emotional audio shared by Kairo on her Instagram account was part of a slideshow featuring adorable pictures of AKA and Kairo from the day she was born.

The pictures included snapshots of AKA in the maternity room and one of him cradling Kairo as a newborn on his chest. The poignant images provide a glimpse into the special bond shared between father and daughter.

Some of the pictures showed AKA styling Kairo’s hair, while others captured the duo participating in dance challenges as “best friends.”

AKA, Kairo Forbes
Image: Screenshot/Instagram/Kairo Forbes]

The pictures serve as a touching reminder of the cherished moments that the father and daughter shared.

In the background, the 7-year-old child celeb said:

“I love him. And..hmm, he was a good dad, and I love him. Daddy, I want to say something. Thank you, and I love you.”

The bittersweet video of Kairo and AKA left social media users teary on Instagram.


“He was…” 😢😢😢😢😢😢 I pray for this family almost every day. I had never prayed for strangers until now. Only God can heal this kind of grief 🕊️.”


“I never met my dad. I was around 6 months old when he passed… but God has been faithful. Sometimes you wish otherwise, sometimes you cry, and most times I wanna make him proud. A very challenging pain to deal with, but God that allows it will always give strength. I’m so sorry, baby girl. He’s your angel.”


“Man, this breaks my heart. I love you Kairo without meeting you, I keep you in my thoughts and conversations baby girl. I lost my father at the age of 17. I’m now 27, but I still miss him and cry for him. I’m so broken by your loss.”

By jdt