Lynn Forbes is a successful blogger, motivational speaker, and businesswoman widely recognized as the mother of AKA, a South African multi-award-winning rapper. She has supported her son’s career choice since he was a kid.
Forbes has served as AKA’s private personal assistant for two years before becoming the president of Kiernan Forbes Foundation. A savvy businesswoman, Forbes serves as the founder of Lynn Forbes PTY Ltd, a company that oversees her plethora of careers.
Lynn Forbes Was Born Into a Family of Teachers
AKA’s mother, Lynn Forbes, comes from a family of teachers. She was born and raised by her parents in the small town of Koffiefontein in the Free State. Her birth date is July 11th, 1968, and she is 55 years old. The youthful-looking granny is a graduate of the University of the Western Cape.
Soon after bagging a Bachelor’s degree in 1991, she took the same path as her family members and kickstarted her career as a high school teacher. She, however, lasted in the career path for only six months.
At What Age Did Forbes Have AKA?
Glammy, as Forbes is fondly called, gave birth to her superstar son, Kiernan “AKA” Forbes, on January 28th, 1988, at the age of 19. She was in her first year at the university with her boyfriend turned husband when she welcomed her first child. She raised him alongside his father, Tony Forbes, in Cape Town, South Africa. The pair dated for a short while before moving the relationship to the next level.
AKA’s Parents Divorced After More Than 20 Years Together
Lynn and Tony Forbes started dating before she enrolled at the University of the Western Cape in 1987. It’s unknown how the two met, but the lovebirds eventually moved on to seal their love with a nuptial bond before having a second child together; a son named Steffan Forbes. The family later relocated to Richards Bay and eventually settled in Johannesburg.
The couple reportedly stayed married for twenty years before deciding to go their separate ways, resulting in an amicable divorce. While Tony has remarried and is now with kids, the businesswoman is still searching for love but has remained focused on taking care of her two sons and granddaughter, Kairo Forbes.
What Is Lynn Forbes’ Relationship With AKA Like?
Forbes shares a close affinity with her son, AKA. She has supported him in every way throughout his musical career. Though, on some occasions, it seemed as if they had strained relationships as a result of her son’s colorful love life, she has never failed to be there for him whenever he needs his mother.
In 2020, when AKA called it quits with DJ Zinhle, the brand-influencer was called out by her fans for siding with her son’s baby mama. She stated that she loves and supports both, despite their relationship not working out. She also made it clear that her relationship with Zinhle will never change as she is the woman that gave birth to her first grandchild.
What Does Lynn Forbes Do For a Living?
AKA’s mum is a blogger who shares tips on wellness, fashion, beauty, and motivational talks on her blog called According to Glammy. She recently converted the blog to an online magazine, Glam. In 2017, Lynn Forbes revealed on her blog that she is a survivor of childhood sex abuse.
Since then, she has been working as an advocate for childhood sexual abuse and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, emerging as a public speaker. Forbes additionally works as a social media brand influencer.
How Did Lynn Forbes’ Divorce From Tony Affect Her Net Worth?
Since Forbes got divorced, she has been focusing on building a brand in SA through her company, Lynn Forbes PTY Ltd, which she founded in 2015. At the moment, the brand-influencer cum businesswoman is said to be worth over $1 million. Over the years, AKA’s mum has been known as a hardworking and successful entrepreneur.
Before her son attained a bloomy career in music, the entrepreneur was helping out her ex-husband, Tony, in his business. She later left the business to work as AKA’s private personal assistant for two years and then launched her own company a few years later.