In an article titled, “The true story of one girl’s mission to meet AKA at the Samas“, Graye Morkel revealed how she has always wanted to meet South African artist AKA, real name Kiernan Jarryd Forbes.
The rapper replied saying he would love to meet her, causing her to exclaim, “The biggest moment of my life! @akaworldwide tweeted me and I’m so dead right now. Can’t breath. Cant even. OMG! ❤👑💣”
Excerpt of her journey to finding AKA:
I went to the Samas on Saturday with one mission in mind: Get a selfie with AKA.
With tears in my big green eyes, I begged and pleaded with my editor to let me attend the Samas. For work purposes, of course.
I got the one e-mail I’ve been waiting for my entire adult life.
Graye Morkel from Channel24 has to fly to Durban this Saturday for the Samas.
I nearly spit out my coffee and dropped my breakfast burrito right there on my keyboard. It was happening so fast.
I was going to meet AKA!
So, I waited and waited. Two hours went by and still no AKA. It was starting to drizzle and I was starting to think it would never happen. And then it happened. I heard the crowd chanting, “AKA, AKA!”
OMG. He was here!
I can’t make this up. My heart literally skipped a beat. There was a lot of pushing and shoving in the photo pit. And I tried desperately to get some sort of photo. Someone even shouted at me, “This is not the place for selfies!” I shouted back,” I know I’m your favoruite person in the world right now, but just leave me alone. I need this! I’m doing my job!”
Graye wasn’t able to get a really good shot, so she shared this:
So near, yet so far.
I walked around the media area for the rest of the night, trying to find him again. But to no avail. He was gone. Forever.
Graye, while slightly heartbroken, put her thoughts into words and shared her story. The 28 year-old performer read it and loved it.
Now, Graye will not just get to take a picture with the artist, she’ll be able to take as many pictures as she can handle as the rapper tweeted, Monday, (June, 6) “This is such an awesome article. Would love to meet her.”
This is such an awesome article. Would love to meet her ❤️ https://t.co/3Tgtl7li4N
— AKA (@akaworldwide) June 6, 2016
Graye shared her delight on Instagram: “The biggest moment of my life! @akaworldwide tweeted me and I’m so dead right now. Can’t breath. Cant even. OMG! ❤👑💣”
Way to go Graye, never give up on a selfie…