AKA took to twitter earlier this week to endorse the ANC in light of the upcoming national elections.
The “Fela in Versace” rapper let his fans and the general public know that he is voting for the ANC. He did not go into detail on why he has chosen to support the ANC. This caused a stir in the twitter community, and the rapper also known by his real name, Kiernan Forbes made sure to let the public know that he is speaking for himself and has not been paid by ANC.
Use your brain. Do you think I would be able to tweet that I’m not sure why I’m voting ANC if the ANC was paying me to tweet? https://t.co/A31BbaqpTM— AKA (@akaworldwide) January 16, 2019
I am not an influencer nor am I contracted or paid in any shape or form by the ANC. I have a platform as a leader in my private capacity as a citizen of the country that I love. I will speak as I see fit with my own beliefs and nobody can silence me or put a price on my voice. https://t.co/9HamKZQgXH— AKA (@akaworldwide) January 16, 2019
He encouraged his fans to get out there and vote, no matter what they stand for, to make sure they stand for something. He urged them not to forget the generations before them that died to ensure furture generations had more rights.
But whatever party you decide you are behind 🗳 … YOU MUST REGISTER TO VOTE. It’s the very right to VOTE that generations of South Africans literally died for and we owe them at least that much. The Youth cannot be THAT disconnected from our history and our struggle. 🇿🇦— AKA (@akaworldwide) January 16, 2019
One last thing … don’t tell celebs to stay out of politics and then complain when you need them to speak out and they don’t. #OccupyClifton: Our Celebs are so and so and such and such … “ #Elections: “Stay out of politics.” Pick a side. Stick to it. 🤙🏽— AKA (@akaworldwide) January 16, 2019
In true AKA style he ended the twitter conversation with a joke.
Ok….back to my baller ass vacation. Paid for by the ANC.AKA
Ok … back to my baller ass vacation. Paid for by the ANC. 😂— AKA (@akaworldwide) January 16, 2019