Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known professionally as AKA, is a South African rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur.
had confirmed through his social media page that he tested positive for coronavirus a few days ago.
Born and raised in Cape Town, Western Cape, AKA gained significance after releasing his single “Victory Lap” which was released from his debut album, Alter Ego (2011)
The rapper took to his Instagram page on Thursday, announcing that he has recovered from the virus.
He disclosed that he did not cough all through the 13 days in isolation.
He promised to share his recovery journey with everyone and be transparent as possible while in self-isolation.
However, some fans took to his page claiming he lied about his status and was allegedly paid by the government to say he tested positive for the virus.
Responding, AKA denied the allegation and advised fans to stay safe and take precautions.
He stressed that he started experiencing symptoms since July 2nd.
His post reads:
“I just beat Coronavirus’ ass like it owed me money. Praise God, and thank you @nelli_tembe for all the hard work.
“Here’s the timeline of COVID-19 destruction: Thursday 02 July – 1st symptoms. (Sore throat & headache, and fever) Tuesday 07 July (Tested for COVID-19) Friday 10th July (Test Results, Positive) 16th of July (last day of two week isolation and recovery).”
Meanwhile, a Nigerian player and KRC Genk striker, Paul Onuachu, says he is “very well” despite contracting COVlD-19, as his followers on Instagram increased by over 10,000 after news broke that he had tested positive.
Onuachu was the only Genk player who tested positive for COVlD-19 after the club conducted tests in preparation for their first pre-season game.
According to him, prior to the tests, he was previously tested twice upon his return to Belgium from Nigeria and both tests were negative.