In almost two weeks since its release, AKA’s album, Mass Country, has been certified gold.
With this album, AKA continued to prove why he is one of South Africa’s most prized musicians. Mass Country was released on 24 February 2023 and it features the likes of Nadia Nakai, Khuli Chana, Blxckie, Emtee, Yanga Chief, and Sjava.
Many people have been listening to the album repeatedly and have given the late rapper flowers for making another stellar album. AKA’s girlfriend Nadia Nakai, took to Instagram to share that the album has been certified gold.
Speaking about the album, AKA’s mother, Lynn Forbes expressed how proud they were of AKA as his family, “Kiernan was so proud of Mass Country. As a family it was a pleasure to see his music’s evolution over the years. He played us this album over and over again. We’re happy the world finally gets to hear it.”
“AKA was one of the few people who could be classified as a South African hip-hop megastar and we are honoured to be able to continue to share his music with his fans both in South Africa and all over the world,” says Warren Bokwe, Lead Music Strategy, and Operations for Spotify Sub-Saharan Africa.
In an Instagram post, Lynn urged The Megacy to stream Mass Country and keep AKA’s memory alive by preserving positive memories of AKA for his daughter Kairo Forbes.
“If Kiernan had the opportunity to ask anything from us right now what would it be? Knowing the person and father he has grown into, I believe Kiernan would ask of me and you to continue loving the people he loved and to preserve his memory and legacy forever . . . so when Kairo’s friends in the future ask her who her dad was she would be able to answer . . . Let me show you who my dad is.
“I continue, to humbly request, that you help our family create the memories that will fill the future gaps for Kairo, by sharing your stories and personal experiences about her dad, her hero, on social media or anywhere possible . . . where in future, when she has access to the social media platforms, she will experience him through your stories and your outpour of love,” said Lynn.
However, controversial YouTuber Slik Talk, bashed the album. “So I just listened to AKA’s new album called Mass Country and I’m going to give it a solid 2//10. I absolutely hate everything about this album, it’s absolutely one of the worst albums I’ve ever heard in my life. Sonically, it doesn’t even sound good, the mixing is terrible, I do not like this album one bit,” he started out.
“It has not 1 hit, people talk about the song called Company, it’s not a hit, AKA left us an absolute piece of sh*t. This album is not worth listening to for the second time,” further added Slik Talk.
“I heard a lousy verse from Nadia Nakai which was not needed absolutely at all. I don’t know why she was there, she didn’t deserve to be there, she didn’t need to be there,” he added. — Zalebs