AKA’s third consecutive BET nod speaks volumes of his consistency as an artist. His Best International Act (Africa) nomination comes just off the back of winning Coolest Local Music Star for the second consecutive year at the reputable Sunday Times Generation Next Awards; making him the Most Important Player in the South African music scene as seen by the youth.
Since releasing his PLATINUM certified selling album, LEVELS, in 2014, AKA has shown he has been the most consistent in the game proving the strength of his brand. 2016 saw AKA release two singles – One Time and Dream Works – that both went triple platinum. 2017’s “The World is Yours” was the no 1 song on all SA radio for an impressive 9 consecutive weeks.
Here are some of the highlights achieved by AKA in the past two years:
- AKA has received 3 consecutive (2015-2017) BET Award nominations in the category Best International Act (Africa) – the only African to be nominated for three consecutive years
- AKA was the only African musician to perform at the BET Experience main stage in Los Angeles in 2016
- AKA won Coolest Local Music Star at the Sunday Times Generation Next Awards for 2 consecutive years (2016 & 2017)
- AKA was the first South Africa English rapping artist to go PLATINUM
- AKA was the first South African musician to gain 1 Million Twitter Followers
- AKA was the first person in Africa to receive the Exclusive Twitter Camera App
- AKA was the first South African artist on Tim Westwood’s UK show and paved the path for other South Africans to be featured
- AKA’s first performance of single One Time, trended worldwide and was the most watched episode of Live Amp – ever, still to date
- AKA’s release of single, Dreamwork ft Yanga, crashed the internet, trended for over 24 hours and had internationally acclaimed artist, Snoop Dogg, rap to it
- AKA was the only African based artist to feature in the BBC Radio 1Xtra’s “HOT FOR 2016” artists list, which previously predicted successes such as Drake and Sam Smith
- AKA received 5 Best African Act nominations in 2015 showing his brand appeal as an artist dominating the African continent and not just in South Africa
- AKA has headlined numerous events across the African continent in countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique just to mention a few; as well as in the UK, USA and Canada
With the above list of accolades under his belt, it comes as no surprise that a reputable international platform like the BET has recognised AKA once again as being an outstanding international act.
AKA’s upcoming third solo studio album will be one of the most important albums to drop in South Africa over the last few years from an urban act.
Having already garnered over 300 000 views since its release just 6 days ago, and has been trending at number #1 since its VEVO debut until yesterday; make sure to watch the newly released Caiphus Song video here: https://lnk.to/AKA_Caiphus_Song.