Kairo Owethu Forbes (born July 8, 2015) is a 8-year-old South African celebrity kid who is best known as the daughter of DJ Zinhle and rapper AKA.
She became a social media personality from her birth as her parents are both popular South African celebrities. Her father is an internationally acclaimed rapper and songwriter, while her mother is a popular South African disk jockey. Kairo has gained so much fame from her parents’ celebrity status and also enjoys the limelight.
Kairo Owethu Forbes was Born in Santa Monica
Kairo Owethu Forbes was born on the 8th of July 2015 in Santa Monica, Johannesburg, South Africa. The celebrity kid is still very young, and so not much about her educational background has been published. But we know that she got into grade one in January 2022 from a post on her Instagram handle.
Details like the name of the school she attends have not been disclosed, however, when those details become available, they will be made published on this channel. It is also noteworthy to add that Kairo has a flair for dancing. You can observe this from her Instagram handle.
Are Kairo Owethu Forbes’s Parents’ Married?
No, Kairo Owethu’s parents are not married. Rather, they were in what we can call an on-and-off relationship that began in 2014. At the time of her birth, her parents were still dating, however, the love they shared did not find its way to the altar.
Her parents – AKA and DJ Zinhle – reportedly broke up in 2020. Reports show that DJ Zinhle is five years older than rapper AKA, however, they are doing a great job co-parenting their daughter.
Her Dad is a Professional South African Rapper
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes (born January 28, 1988) is popularly known by his stage name AKA. He is a South African rapper and songwriter who was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. As a rapper, he became famous after he released the single, Victory Lap.
He released his debut album in 2011, which he titled “Ego Altar,” which was listened to in South Africa and abroad. AKA has released several other albums since his first album release, some of which include – “Levels (2014),” “Touch My Blood (2018),” and “Bhovamania (2020)”. He also has a collaborative album titled “Be Careful What You Wish” – he worked with Anatii for this album.
In 2012 AKA won the award of Best Male Artist at the 18th South African Music Awards. He also won the award for Best Male Southern Africa and Best collaboration at the African Muzik Magazine Awards in 2014, to mention but a few of his accolades. AKA is arguably one of the biggest rappers in the South African music industry.
Kairo’s Mother is a Renowned Actress, DJ, Social Media, and Television Personality
Ntombezinhle Jiyane (born December 30, 1983), who is popularly known as DJ Zinhle, is one South African celebrity who has shown her versatility as she is an award-winning South African disk jockey, producer, businesswoman, and social media personality.
She has featured in several TV shows and has been a guest on several dramas, which include eKasi: Our Stories (2011), Play Your Part (2012), Tropika Island (2012), 1’s and 2’s (2021), and Rhythm City (2011) to mention but a few. Zinhle has immersed fame and earned a spot in the limelight from her various sounds as a DJ and the several dramas she has appeared on.
In 2020, at the Namibian Annual Music Awards, DJ Zinhle bagged the award of Pan African Artist of the Year. She has also been nominated for other awards like; Best Music Video of the Year at the 27th South African Music Awards, and in 2020 she was nominated for the award of Record of the Year (fan-voted) at the 26th South African Music Awards – even though she did not win.
Does Kairo Owethu Forbes Have Siblings?
Kairo Owethu Forbes is the only child her father AKA and her mother Zinhle had together during their relationship. However, Kairo is not the only child her parents have had separately, as she happens to have a half-sibling.
Her mother, Zinhle, has had another child from her other relationships. In September 2021, she had a baby girl with her boyfriend Bongani, who is also known as Murdah Bongz. Their child is named Asante. Scrolling through Kairo’s Instagram handle, you would realize that she is doing a great job with her big sister role.
Kairo Owethu Forbes Has a Growing Influencer Career and Endorsement Deals
Kairo Owethu Forbes is one of the leading celebrity kids in South Africa and the world at large as she has modeled for various brands. She is a social media personality and influencer. She has gained fame and popularity through brands she endorses, even on her social media handle.
She currently has over a million followers on her Instagram handle – @kairo.forbes, which is said to be managed by her grandmother Lyne Forbes. She is even verified on Instagram. Through the influence of her parents and her hard work, Kairo has been able to acquire a Louis Vuitton handbag.
She has also partnered with her parents to model for several clothing brands worldwide. Some of the children’s clothing brands Kairo has promoted are; Naartjie and Earthchild. Kairo has also influenced brands like Lifebuoy South Africa, Nutriday South Africa, and Afro Kids Salon.
She appeared with her father, AKA, on the cover of the Hype magazine published in South Africa, which was one of South Africa’s best-selling hip hop magazines as at the time of the publication. In 2018, Kairo was also featured in Destiny Magazine with her mother, DJ Zinhle.
Kairo is one of the richest kid celebrities in South Africa. Speculations show she has a net worth of approximately $500,000 – $900,000.