‘I get paid to talk’: Kairo Forbes reveals source of income live on air


‘I get paid to talk’: Kairo Forbes reveals source of income live on air

“Yeah, I get paid to talk. I kind of talk a lot,” celebrity child star and social media influencer Kairo Forbes said.

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Dubbed the next big influencer from South Africa, Kairo Forbes has been winning big of late. Her personality has undoubtedly wowed many, and her huge social media following has offered her some of the biggest ambassadorial opportunities one can wish for.


DJ Zinhle and slain rapper AKA’s daughter is making headlines against the backdrop of her 5FM radio interview. The grade three learner who co-owns the Era Kids watch and bracelet brand set social media abuzz after she revealed one of her income streams.



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No doubt, her interview with 5 Takeover presenter Joddel Tantij has thrust her into top trends. Asked about what the two could talk about on air, the soon-to-be nine-year-old influencer said she would engage in any idea the presenter had in mind.

Kairo Forbes said, “Yeah, I get paid to talk. I kind of talk a lot.” However, the 2023 Social Media Kid Influencer of the Year award winner also spoke to the listeners.

Speaking to listeners, Kairo Forbes said, “Hey, this is Kairo Forbes coming to you live from Joburg. Today, we’re going to be talking about nine is a vibe.” Mzansi was convinced that she was undoubtedly just as good as her mother.

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However, while off-air, Kairo Forbes teased the presenters with a riddle. Surprisingly, everyone couldn’t get it correct. The bubbly influencer shared the now-viral clip on Instagram.

The award-winning influencer captioned her post, “Hanging out in the studio with @jodelltantij after we talked about what I went there to talk about! …. stay tuned.” Kairo’s post has gained thousands of comments and reactions since it dropped on the internet.

Against the post, Mzansi quickly flooded Kairo Forbes’ comments section with their two cents. Fans praised her parents for letting her embrace her talent while she was young. She is undoubtedly poised for greatness, and her booming career is a marvel.

One user commented, “Outspoken just like her daddy, we see AKA in you sweet baby. You’re a superstar angel. Keep shining.” Another user added, “Coming to you live from Joburg sounded exactly like daddy.”


However, the celebrity child star and social media influencer was nominated for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. Kairo Forbes got the nod in the Favourite African Kidfluencer category of the 45th awards.

The prestigious awards will premiere on July 17 on NickToons on DStv. Kairo Forbes’ nomination saw her join a host of A-listers, including Tyla, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lebron James.


Alaa Hamdy

Professional entertainment content writer in Hanover, South Africa. I know all the secrets of celebrities

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