Couple of days ago, we had the prerogative to interview Africa’s biggest rapper AKA, under the auspices of Konstantinos .The rapper was gracious enough to field questions from us concerning his musical career and futuristic plans.Kindly, read the full interview below.
1.Tell me about your family background?
I don’t know where to start. I was born in Cape Town and moved to Johannesburg when I was 6. Got 1 younger brother. We are just a happy family.
2.What drew you to the music industry?
Knowing that I can do it better than most. I have always been into music. And ain’t nothing better than getting paid fr doing something you love.
3.Your music video Jika, had over 58,000 views on Spinexmusic.com within 48 hours.How do you feel about that?
That is dope. We are growing. Shout out to your platform for showing love. Its love right back..
4.Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety before?
I have always been confident in my music, and performances – lots of work go into my shows, band rehearsals, hours of putting together a show – lighting, visuals, aesthetics etc. And the promoters book me at that particular stage knowing that the people will be there for me, and receive my perform well.
5.How do you interact with and respond to your fans ?
I try to interact when I have time – follow @akaworldwide on Instagram and Twitter to see if you would be the lucky one to get a mention from the Supa Mega.
6.Tell me about your favourite performance venues?
I have performed at various shows. Top of mind – LA Live in Los Angeles. I did a show in France last year, on the Cannes beach. That was mad dope. In South Africa, we have a venue called Zone 6 – always proper.
7.On Average, How long does it take you to write a song ?
Really depends on the song, I have gone on from taking only a few days to put together a song, I’m taking production, writing, arrangements and all – in day. Usually it could take a week or 2 to get a song to a level that I think could make a huge hit.
8.What advice would you have for someone willing to follow in your footsteps?
Do you bruv, study the greats – so you could be the greatest. But… do you bruv.
9.If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?
We are the best to ever do it..
10.Which musician would you like to collaborate with next?
I have a list, Stefflon Don, 21 Savage, PlayBoi Carti, Skepta. The list is endless..