Video Of AKA On How Costa Titch Helped Him Out Of Depression
After the tragic deaths of rappers AKA and Costa Titch in less than a month, the South African music industry has been dealt a heavy blow.
AKA, real name Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, was assassinated on February 10 in Durban. Costa Titch, real name Constantinos Tsobanoglou, died on March 11th after collapsing onstage at the Ultra Music Festival. His death cause has not yet been determined.
AKA AND COSTA TITCH’S RELATIONSHIP
The two late musicians have worked on music togethe; including one of their hit songs Nkalakatha Remix featuring late rapper Riky Rick — who passed in February 2022 after an alleged suicide.
AKA and Costa also have tracks called You’re Welcome, Super Soft, Big Deal and Monate C.
In a September 2022 interview on a YouTube podcast called The Episode, AKA speaks about how some of their collaborations came about. The Mbuzi rapper told the hosts that Costa Titch helped pull him out of depression.
“The stuff [music] with Costa, for me was about Costa pull me out of my house and sayin ‘come on, man. We need you.’ Although it may not be the best projects, it is very vital into where we are today. Those projects help me get to where I am today, help me get firing again, pull me out of my depression and get back into where I need to be,” he said in the interview.
TRIBUTES FOR LATE ARTIST AND DANCER
Mzansi is still in shock following the Mpumalanga-born amapiano and hip hop artist and dancer’s untimely passing. His family, the Tsobanoglous have asked for prayers during this trying time.
“Death has tragically knocked at our door. Robbing us of our beloved son, brother and grandson, Constantinos Tsobanoglou (28), who South Africa had come to love and idolize under his stage name “Costa Titch”. It is with deep pain that we find ourselves having to acknowledge his passing at this time.
“We are thankful for the emergency responders and all those who were present in his last hours on this earth. As a family, we are faced with a difficult time as we try to make sense of what has befallen us and ask that we be afforded the time and space to gather ourselves,” the family said.