South African musician AKA has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

This was announced by the artist this afternoon.

“In an attempt to create awareness around the virus and to caution citizens to be more careful in their daily interactions with others, AKA has chosen to make his results public.” Said the statement.

This comes as day after the musician was nominated for the Record of the year for his collaboration with Yanga for Jika at the South African Music Awards.

He has asked people to wear masks, social distance and continue practicing a good hygiene.

“I am looking forward to de stigmatising this whole thing.” Tweeted AKA.

“It seems like people only sit up and pay attention when it happens to public figures or those close to them.”

“Unfortunately at some point, we are ALL going to catch it.” He said

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