AKA tombstone
The unveiling of the tombstone of AKA following his funeral service did little to bring closure to fans of the South African rapper. Photo: Twitter

The unveiling of the tombstone of AKA – real name Kiernan Forbes – following his funeral service on Saturday did little to bring closure to fans of the South African rapper following his murder a week earlier.

In fact, it was a harsh reminder that Supa Mega – a name he was known affectionately as – was no more.

The hitmaker was laid to rest in a service on Saturday, 18 February, at the Westpark Cemetery.

According to the SABC, the 35-year-old is buried at Heroes Acre among other stars like Joe Mafela and Hugh Masekela.

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Somewhat surprisingly, AKA’s tombstone was erected on the same day as his burial.

According to experts, while the practice is not unusual, it is recommended that a tombstone be erected after 6-12 months after the burial.

AKA’s five-star funeral service was facilitated by funeral parlour Broodie, who rolled out the red carpet for the hitmaker.

From a BMW motorcade to an elegant church and graveside set-up, it was clear that no expense was spared.


But while AKA’s funeral service was a lavish affair, many social media users have questioned his tombstone.

Made from marble, the tombstone featured a simple message: “In Loving Memory of Kiernan Jarryd Forbes. Long Live Super Mega, Live Long”.

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The stone also had the graphics from a designer handpicked by AKA himself.

Completing the tombstone was a black and white image of AKA and a cross.

Some gave the tombstone design the thumbs up:

@FPolelo: “I love how they chose a simple but elegant tombstone.”

@AllAboutAyanda: “Beautiful tombstone – classy, understated, and I love that they put his AKA logo on it and his picture… Nothing over the top.”

@MTRADEBE_SA: “Black people, maybe learn to keep it simple”

@LondolaniMakuya: “Rich people have nothing to prove. If it were someone from Limpopo, , we would see a glass room with sliding doors.”

Others disagreed…

@MaducksS: “AKA’s tombstone is a cheap one.”

@theboy_Jippy: “With all the money he made, they couldn’t build a wall around his grave and a nice gate? I mean, he’s laying right there next to the street like how he went out.”