South African artiste, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes professionally known as AKA, has set aside his beef with Nigerian dancehall and reggae star, Burna Boy, as he congratulates him on his Grammy win.
Burna Boy clinched victory and walked away with the “World Music Album award” at the just concluded Grammy award ceremony.
The news got Nigerians raving on social media and an excited fan called the attention of the South African singer to Burna Boy’s latest achievement, considering their beef in 2019.
”Burna boi won grammy last night.. whatsup buddy”, the Twitter user wrote under AKA’s tweet.
Recall that AKA and Burna Boy were once close friends, but things turned sour in 2019 during the heat of the xenophobic attacks against foreigners in South Africa.
Although, AKA told a fan last year that they are now in good terms and the beef was better left in 2019, the singers have not returned to their former cordial relationship.
However, on getting wind of the self-acclaimed “African Giant” win, AKA lauded him and stated that he always knew he had something special in him.
He also noted that the rift they had would not stop him from appreciating Burna’s greatness.
”That’s crazy man. I always knew that guy was something special. What a King. Just because I decided to defend my country doesn’t mean I cant appreciate his greatness”, he tweeted.
See his tweet below,
That’s crazy man. I always knew that guy was something special. What a King. Just because I decided to defend my country doesn’t mean I cant appreciate his greatness. https://t.co/OoIE7048Y7
— AKA (@akaworldwide) March 16, 2021