Celebrating their shared birthdate Sim Dope reaches the milestone age of 36 alongside his lifelong companion AKA

Celebrating their shared birthdate Sim Dope reaches the milestone age of 36 alongside his lifelong companion AKA

They shared a brotherly bond – and a birthday! Like AKA, his childhood bestie Sim Dope also turned 36 on Sunday, 28 January…

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AKA and Sim Dope, real names Kiernan Forbes and Simphiwe Gumede, shared more than just a close friendship – they also shared a birthday!

The “birthday twins” were both born on the same day in the same year – 28 January 1988.

AKA AND CHILDHOOD BESTIE CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS

On Instagram, AKA’s friend Don Design remembered him with a touching tribute on his 36th birthday.

The DJ and influencer also revealed that Kiernan’s childhood friend Sim Dope was also celebrating his birthday.

Forbes and Gumede struck up a friendship while attending the same high school, St Johns in Johannesburg, in the early 2000s. AKA even named a song after his friend off his 2014 album Levels.

Simphiwe – the son of billionaire businessman Rober Gumede – revealed that AKA had given him his nickname when he made the school’s first rugby team.

Speaking at the rapper’s funeral last year, he said: “I was sitting there, and he says to me, ‘Sim, now you’re a boet, bru, like your boet at school.’

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“So we laughed and he said, ‘But you can’t go on Saturday and just be Simphiwe. I mean, that’s not dangerous.’ So I said to him, ‘You’re the lover boy who writes love letters [so you give me a name].’ So he says, ‘From now on, you’re Sim Dope.’”

TONY FORBES PERFORMS ‘SIM DOPE’ TRACK

Meanwhile, AKA’s father, Tony Forbes posted a rendition of himself performing Sim Dope.

Take a look…

 

 

 

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