Ahead of his memorial which will be held this afternoon at the Sandton Convention Center, AKA’s team released his first posthumous single, Company, alongside frequent collaborator, Nigerian musician, Kiddominant.
The song comes just days following Forbes’ death this past weekend and his family, with the help of his team, plan to follow through with his wishes for the rollout of his forthcoming album. It was announced yesterday that the rapper’s fifth studio album, Mass Country, is set for release as originally planned, on the 24th of February.
Just some weeks before his passing, AKA released Prada with long-time friend and mentor, Khuli Chana. The two had worked together numerous times before on songs such as Bang, I Want It All (featuring PRO), as well as Hape Le Hape pt.1.
Today, the megacy get to hear the latest single ahead of the Mass Country release. Company is reminiscent of Fela In Versace, the two men’s previous song together from AKA’s album, Touch My Blood.
You know the phrase, “2 is company, 3 is a crowd”? Well, AKA and Kiddo need even more ladies to keep them company. “4 girls not enough for me, 5 girls not enough for me, 6 girls not enough for me.”
In the song, AKA flexes his wealth with plans to have his foot on everyone’s neck. He talks luxury clothing, expensive trips, and briefcases filled with “rands or dollars.” The rapper also pays his respects to Dj Sumbody who was tragically killed in late November 2022.
Company was met with mixed emotions, both of enjoyment and delight over the amazing piece of work, but also feelings of sadness with many people still struggling to register the rapper’s death. As many people continue to share memories and mourn the beloved musician, former collaborator, Burna Boy had some things to say.
The two artists had a falling out some years back which lead to an ongoing feud that appears to never have been resolved.
Don’t forget to live stream the memorial service later at 3 pm CAT on the akaworldwide YouTube channel. AKA will have a private funeral on Saturday, 18 February, attended by his loved ones and those closest to him.
Listen to Company below: