South African rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, broke his silence two weeks after his fiancée Anele ‘Nellie’ Tembe’s tragic death.
Close friends and family gathered at the Durban International Conference Centre on Friday morning to pay their final respects to 22-year-old Anele “Nelli” Tembe, who died on Sunday.
Due to Covid-19 safety precautions, attendance at the funeral was limited to 100 people. Only family and those chosen by the family will be allowed to attend in person.
Tembe reportedly fell to her death from the tenth-floor penthouse of the Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town on Sunday, April 11.
In the statement, a despondent AKA says that every day since the death of the love of his life has been a mountain to climb.
As a couple who got engaged late February and concluded the lobola negotiations in March, they had planned a long life together.
Sadly, that came to an abrupt stop when Nelli took her fatal fall, hours after having a jol at Pepperclub in Cape Town.
“I have lost the love of my life…and every day feels like a mountain to climb. I miss Anele, so much and I’m heartbroken at the unfulfilled life we had planned together,” wrote AKA.
For the time being, AKA’s management will be handling his social media pages as well as public affairs. “Please respect our privacy as we go through our grieving process, and please continue to keep our families in your prayers,” he concluded.