The rapper, whose real name is Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, releases his long-awaited song Tears run dry, which is a tribute to his late fiance, Nelli Tembe. The song was released today at midnight on Nellie’s birthday. AKA shared a post celebrating his late fiance’s birthday on Instagram. The post was captioned ‘Happy birthday, Baby. link in bio #Tears run dry.
Nelli Tembe’s Death
Nelli Tembe, his fiance, died earlier this year on 11 April when she fell from the 10th floor of the Pepperclub hotel in Cape Town. Anele was pregnant at the time of her death. A lot of uncertainties have surrounded the case of her death. It was speculated to be a suicide at first, but after a closer look by the investigator, it was then conducted as a murder case with the rapper as the main suspect. However, after AKA’s tell-it interview with eNCA news anchor, Thembekile Mrototo, the inquest for the death to be conducted as a murder investigation was concluded. The SAPS handed over to the NPA, which opened a new investigation that is only a standard procedure when someone dies of unnatural causes.
AKA on mourning Nelli Tembe
AKA has taken to social media to mourn the loss of his fiance several times. AKA’s tribute to Nelli Tembe is now available for streaming on some music platforms. Anele would have turned 22 years today. And sadly, it is also Anele’s six-month death anniversary, as she passed on precisely six months ago.
Fans have received the song. Some commented that it is a very touching tribute. Fans have been sending messages of condolences to the rapper and family of the deceased. It is clear to see that she will not be forgotten.