With the nation engulfed with the grief of the tragic and untimely passing of Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes’, the Forbes family have acknowledged the outpouring of support and love from South Africa and beyond. To honour his legacy, they are choosing to continue with the release of The Mass Country album on the 24th February 2023 as planned.
Even before AKA’s passing, ‘Mass Country’ was one of he most anticipated albums of 2023 across all genres in South Africa.
Nivo, Manager & Co-Executive Producer of Mass Country shared: “The team was extremely blessed to work so closely on this project with Kiernan. We spent a lot of time mapping out this roll-out and creating all the content we have under his direction. Kiernan worked tremendously hard on this project. He put his heart and soul into it, and we were blessed that he got the opportunity to map out this entire roll-out and approve all the elements, so what will be coming out will be as per his direction and his vision. We thank the Forbes family for their faith in the entire team working on this project.”
AKA’s Team at Vth Season, The T Effect and Sony Music Entertainment Africa will manage the release of Mass Country. With the support and blessings of the family we celebrate The SUPA MEGA through his gift of music.
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Managing Director at Sony Music Entertainment Africa, Sean Watson: “Our hearts are broken. We’ve lost not only an icon but someone who was dear to us as a member of the Sony family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones as we all traverse this difficult time of mourning the loss of a dearly beloved and respected artist. All of us at Sony Music convey our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family, friends, the Megacy and South Africa.”
Raphael Benza, long time friend, advisor and business partner at Vth Season said, “Kiernan worked very hard on this project. The energy and the expectations from the Megacy fuelled him to make a masterpiece. We are delighted, even at our saddest moment, to share the music he left behind for us for eternity…Long Live, Supa Mega, Live Long!! The world will never forget AKA and that’s a promise…”
As per Kiernan’s wishes, the next single release will be Company alongside longtime collaborator and friend Kiddominant. Scheduled for release this Friday, the 17th of February, the single was recorded in Los Angeles during his January holiday. – Vth Season, The T Effect & Sony Music Entertainment Africa