Award-winning South African rapper, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, popularly known as AKA has tested positive for COVID-19.
The rapper, 32, announced his diagnosis in a statement he posted to his official Twitter page on Friday, July 10. He also explained that the motive behind him revealing his results to the public to raise awareness about the pandemic.
“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,” read the statement.
According to the statement, AKA will be sharing his recovery journey with everyone while in self-isolation “as he aims to be as transparent as possible about his journey with Covid-19”.