The Sony Music Africa Family extends their deepest condolences to revered rapper, AKA, after the tragic loss of his fiancé, Anele (Nellie) Tembe. Anele and AKA’s family confirmed her passing at the Pepperxlub Hotel in central Cape Town on Sunday.
Managing Director of Sony Music, Sean Watson, said: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of such a young life at such an important juncture. We send our heartfelt condolences to Kiernan and his family as well as those of Anele.”
A source from AKA’s family said that he is surrounded by family and his closest friends.
UPDATE: Official statement from Tembe & Forbes family
Anele Nellie Tembe, who was engaged to popular rapper Keirnan AKA Forbes, passed away this morning.
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According to EWN, the Tembe and Forbes families said they were still in shock and are dealing with their emotions, adding that AKA was ‘inconsolable’ while surrounded by close family and friends.
The families have asked for privacy at this time.
Anele and AKA became engaged in February and he paid lobola for her in March.
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