South Africa’s Hype magazine is out with a new issue with SA rapper AKA on the cover. The issue aims to reflect on our “Bigger Than Hip Hop” spirit and represents how much hip hop culture has done not only for the artists themselves but those closest to them.
On the cover of the issue, AKA is photographed with his daughter Kairo Forbes. According to AKA, he has outgrown his nickname and wants to be known as the father, the businessman and the supermega.
AKA is launching Beam Digital with his business partners MiCore and Celebrity Services Africa this week, set to revolutionize the way in which artists and their fans engage through the application od innovative mobile technologies.
He says, “My greatest wish is for Beam Digital to empower talent to grow their brands by knowing their fans. By owning their data base, artists can engage more powerfully and directly with their followers and, by leveraging data-driven knowledge ahead of brand endorsements & agreements, they’ll become masters of their own destiny.”