After AKA’s stellar performance at the Heart FM music festival on Saturday, he paid tribute to fellow Cape Town rapper Youngsta CPT, and also met up with his family for a little reunion.
“I’d like to send a shout out to my family, I’m so excited to see them again,” he said on stage, asking his auntie Mona to meet him backstage.
Mona tells the Daily Voice: “Kiernan is my brother’s child, I’m so happy to see him again.”
AKA performed after Youngsta CPT and he praised the younger artist for his achievements.
“Ya’ll should appreciate and treasure this man, he is huge,” he told the audience.
“The things he does in Cape Town and the support he gained from here; I’d never have been able to do what he does for Cape Town.
“The two also had a private chat in Youngsta’s trailer afterwards, and Youngsta told the Daily Voice: “This guy makes me so proud and his words mean a lot, I appreciate the respect and love.”
The second annual Heart Cape Town Music Festival rocked the Mother City as nearly 10 000 people flocked to the Newlands Cricket Stadium.
Jarrad Rickets opened the show with his latest song, called Paradise, and Ben Ten hitmaker Early B had the crowd in stitches with his quirky lyrics.
Other artists included Top Dogg, The Black Ties, Freshly Ground, Bobby van Jaarsveld, Mango Groove, Emo Adams, Micasa, Robin Pieters, Shekinah, Dr Victor and The Rasta Rebels, Craig Lucas and Jimmy Nevis.
Craig performed with a 13-piece band and back-up singers, while Idols SA 2017 winner Paxton Fielies put in a surprise appearance when she joined Jimmy on stage for his song Feel Something.
But it was AKA who stole the show and many people said his was the best performance of the day.
Nazley Daniels from Steenberg said: “It’s my first time at the festival, the show was amazing, I came for AKA and I’ll come again next year.”