Windhoek – Award winning South African hip-hop superstar, Kiernan Forbes, famously known as AKA, has returned to the music scene with an EP titled You Are Welcome, which is a collaboration with friend and upcoming rapper Costa Titch.
You Are Welcome is a blend of club tunes and laid back songs, which include “Yizo Yizo”, “Sugar” and “Status”.
Production was done by music craftsmen such as Phantom Steeze, MustBeDubz, 031 Choppa, Zadok and Paven Melody; and the eight track project is due for release on September 10 although it was available for pre-order on streaming platforms.
“Super Soft”, the first single off the EP is already the most played song on radio in South Africa, according to the Radio Audio Music Survey. “Super Soft” samples classic kwaito song “Kortes” by Mshoza.
The second single to be dropped was “Big Deal”, which has created a buzz since its September 3 release.
AKA and Costa Titch first collaborated last year on the latter’s award-winning “Nkalakatha” remix, which featured Riky Rick. Since then, the duo has created more music and has shared the stage.
AKA hinted at the new EP months ago but put it on hold following the death of his fiancée Anele Tembe in April.In 2017, Supa Mega – as AKA is affectionately known – released his debut collaborative album with rapper and song writer, Anatii, titled Be Careful What You Wish For. The critically acclaimed album has been lauded as one of the best music productions in contemporary South Africa.