Award-wining South African rapper musician AKA has tested positive for Coronavirus.
The 32 year old ‘Congratulate’ rapper recently took to social media to reveal that he had indeed tested positive for the respiratory disease that has affected millions worldwide.
“Multi award-winning South African musician, AKA, has tested positive for the novel COVID-19 virus. In an attempt to create awareness around the virus and to caution citizens to be more careful in their daily interactions with others, AKA has chosen to make his results public,” the statement started.
The rapper whose real name is Kiernan Jarryd Forbes urged fans to take regulations seriously. “AKA pleads for everyone to adhere to social distancing guidelines, to wear masks and to hold stringent hygiene measures by frequently sanitizing and washing [y]our hands.”
In a series of tweets following his statement, AKA listed some of the symptoms that led him to go get tested. “As soon as you feel that cough coming on, that headache . . . weakness in your muscles. Chills at night. Trust me. GO TEST ASAP. There’s places where they do the swab at the back of your throat, not that insane up your nose one. Do it so you can know what you dealing with,” he wrote.
Many of his fans wished him a speedy recovery but others refused to believe the news, accusing the rapper of having been paid by the government to promote testing for the virus.
Addressing those who chose not to believe him, AKA warned people to take the virus seriously as it has led to many deaths. “Lots of jokes flying around in my mentions . . . that’s okay. Just remember that people are actually DYING. As in, DEAD . . . never coming back again from this thing,” he wrote.
“South Africa better wake the f**k up quick . . . all that jokey jokey stuff is gonna kill you,” he said.
Earlier this year, the ‘All eyes on me’ hitmaker once again broke up with Dj Zinhle, mother of his daughter Kairo Forbes.
As of Saturday 11th of July 2020, South Africa has reported over 250,000 cases of Coronavirus, with over 3,800 fatalities and over 100,000 recoveries.