Rapper AKA has finally paid lobola for his beautiful wife, Nelli Tembe. The rapper, real name Kiernan Jarryd Forbes has been posting cryptic messages on social media hinting that he was ready to pay lobola for his Xhosa princess, Nelli.

AKA and Tembe confirmed their relationship just months after his public break up with his baby mama, DJ Zinhle – then in February 2021, he posted a picture of what looked like an engagement ring on Tembe’s finger.

The “Fela In Versace” hitmaker took to Twitter to ask fellow tweeps if they could let him know the price of a cow.

He wrote: “Quick question. What’s the going rate for a Cow Cow in ZAR these days …. asking for a friend”.

The couple reportedly are also going to be shooting a reality show showcasing their love. There is no further information on this as yet.

Last month AKA broke the internet when he posted a picture of Nelli showing off a gorgeous engagement ring.

Sources close to the couple say AKA has sent a letter to the Tembes to ask for Nellies hand in marriage and has informed them that he will send a delegation to visit the family.

“It is not cler whether AKA’s mother – who is very close to Zinhle- is in support of the new developments,” a source close to the couple said.


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The source said that the two families are in talks to conclude dates for the negotiations.

“According to insiders, the fathers get along because they know each other in business circles,” shared the source.

According to the source, AKA is happy with Nelli and he wants to spend the rest of his life with her.

“They have a lot in common and love each naturally, he doesn’t have to try around her.

“When he’s with her, he becomes the best version of himself because she is easy to get along with. They get along, they’re friends.

“He is protective of her and genuinely cares about her.