On Sunday a blossoming love story came to a tragic end when rapper AKA’s 22-year-old fiancée Anele “Nelli” Tembe tragically died.
Nelli died on Sunday morning after she apparently fell from the 10th floor of the five-star Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town.
The Tembe and Forbes families confirmed her death through a statement, saying they were in shock.
Mzansi was introduced to Nelli as AKA’s girlfriend in early 2020 when a video of her and AKA locking lips at a restaurant went viral.
— AKA (@akaworldwide) April 10, 2021
From the moment that paparazzi-style video exposed his relationship with the late Nelli, AKA loved the young woman boldly and made sure the whole world knew he was a man in love.
From cute “get to know us as a couple” TikTok videos to shared moments of PDA on his Instagram Stories, or shining a light on Nelli’s best qualities, whenever AKA had a chance he didn’t hold back on gushing about finding the love of his life.
Here are a few of the cutest moments the couple shared with their fans.
1, AKA always bragged about Nelli Tembe on social media
Find yourself a lekker 21 year old my broer. Trust me🥰
— AKA (@akaworldwide) March 8, 2020
Not a chance. She’s VERY private. First non celebrity I’ve dated since uhm … 2008. https://t.co/dZuvSndaBO
— AKA (@akaworldwide) May 23, 2020
Thank You. She’s a flame. ❤️ https://t.co/OUTWaHdwso
— AKA (@akaworldwide) May 28, 2020
2, AKA always spent quality time dancing off with Nelli Tembe in the kitchen
3, AKA embarked on several dates with Nelli Tembe; from party dates to night dates et al
Today was a good day, and it’s not over yet. pic.twitter.com/n6eDbiX4o0
— AKA (@akaworldwide) September 29, 2020
— AKA (@akaworldwide) September 28, 2020
4, AKA and Nelli Tembe were your ideal Tik Tok couple as they always interesting moments together
Kumnandi la😄 pic.twitter.com/lEoTGW2wvV
— Malusi February (@malusi_February) September 1, 2020
5, AKA wrote the song “Finessin” with Nelli Tembe and dedicated part to her