Mzansi reacts to AKA’s ‘Mass Country’ trailer – Video
Mzansi reacts to AKA’s ‘Mass Country’ trailer. The Mass Country album teaser for the late Mzansi musician AKA has the Megacy in tears.
After being shot and killed outside a well-known restaurant in Durban on Friday night, Kiernan “AKA” Forbes was put to rest on Saturday at Heroes Acre at Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg. Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane, a famous chef who had been a longstanding friend of his, also passed away as a result of the incident.
The album trailer was recently published on AKA’s social media platforms by his team after it was originally shown at his memorial ceremony on Friday at the Sandton Convention Center.
As Nhlanhla “Nivo” Ndimande and the other members of AKA’s production team walked to the stage at his memorial, they spoke of the final photo session he did, the tour he was due to embark on with gospel choir Joyous Celebration and the brief AKA gave them for the trailer.
Nivo recalled his last call with the rapper, where he spoke of preparations for the rollout of his album.
“He said, ‘I want you guys to package a trailer for the album. I want you to use old footage of me.’ He gave us the whole brief. And that’s the trailer we officially have for the album … it was as if Kiernan was preparing us for his passing. He approved everything.
“For the first time ever, Kiernan delivered an album so early,” he said.
AKA’s past interviews, in which he discusses South African music over lyrics that refer to it being “the final time,” are featured in the Mass Country trailer.
Tweeps commented on the trailer, claiming that it appeared almost as if he knew he would soon depart from us.
“Some of the things he says here, it’s like he knew it was his goodbye album,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Everything about this album (artwork, trailer, the music itself) feels like he knew without knowing. Wild,” wrote another.
Here are some of the reactions
“This trailer though…almost like the Supa Mega kinda did his own memorial service with it right there… even his choice of words.. Long Live Supa Mega, Live Long”
Even this picture & it was the last photo shoot he did. He knew