DJ Zinhle and AKA: The secret to successful co-parenting

DJ Zinhle and AKA: The secret to successful co-parenting

"We quickly learnt that our differences would not be a burden for our daughter."

Zinhle and Kairo
Zinhle and Kairo / Instagram

DJ Zinhle has taken to Instagram to mourn the death of her baby daddy, Kiernan Forbes, popularly known as AKA. 

In her tribute, she thanked the late star for the great co-parenting relationship they enjoyed over the past couple of years. 

The two welcomed their daughter, Kairo Forbes, in 2015. 

Zinhle started by stating how sorry she was that AKA has passed away and that he was robbed of time with their daughter. 

"Kiernan, I am so sorry that you have been robbed of your time with your daughter, with @nadianakai, Steffan, your mom @lynnforbesza , dad and all of us," she wrote. 

She went on to express her desire to give her daughter more time to spend with her father, and how she fears the questions Kairo will ask now that he is gone. 

"I would give anything for Kairo to have more time with you Kiernan. The thought of her asking questions breaks me. What do I do when she misses and needs you?" she wrote. 

The award-winning DJ, who is married to musician Bongani Mohosana, aka Murdah Bongz, asked AKA to plead with God to guide her as she continues to raise Kairo alongside her husband. 

"Please watch over her and plead with The Almighty to guide Bongani @murdahbongz and I as we raise our daughter."

The secret to successful co-parenting

Zinhle says that before his death, AKA expressed pride in how the pair were able to co-parent their daughter despite the backlash on social media. 

"The last time I saw you, you told me how proud you are of us and how well we were co-parenting, we had come a long way and even though it challenged a lot of people in how well we co-parented."

She says what made their co-parenting work was that it was always about Kairo.  

"It was never about society or us, it was always about our daughter and what was best for her."

Another secret was that they did not allow their failed relationship to interfere with how they raised Kairo. 

"We quickly learnt that our differences would not be a burden for our daughter, our past mistakes could not deprive our daughter of a happy childhood with love from both mom and dad. 

"I am so glad we figured it out, it’s as if we knew you would not be around long enough," she wrote. 

Zinhle went on to thank AKA for being a great father to Kairo. 

"Thank you for loving her the way you did."

The mother of two said she will work alongside Forbes' family to raise Kairo in the best way possible. 

READ: DJ Zinhle on how society judged her for having two baby daddies

"We will continue to do what’s best for her, we will raise her in a loving environment that encourages forgiveness, one that is deeply rooted in the great spirit of being a family…over everything else. We are all responsible for her happiness now, my family and yours will pull together to make sure she is the happiest girl in the world...exactly how you always made her feel.

"Good night Kiernan. You told me God is in control, I will hold on to these words as we piece together the pieces of our shattered hearts. We will comfort and love Nadia, she is family now. God bless you."

READ: DJ Zinhle makes 'Top 100 Best Female DJs of 2022' list

Image courtesy of Instagram/ @ Kairo Forbes

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