Kairo Forbes “Social Media Kid Influencer of The Year” at South African Social Media Awards

BY Nkosazana Ngwadla

Celebrity child star, Kairo Forbes, daughter of Africa’s number #1 female DJ, DJ Zinhle, and the late iconic African rap star, AKA, was named the “Social Media Kid Influencer of The Year” at the 3rd annual South African Social Media Awards (SASMA).
The “Social Media Kid Influencer of The Year” category was established to acknowledge the rising influence of young content creators and recognise the positive impact they have on their audiences. “This accolade is dedicated to the young, dynamic influencers under the age of 18 who have been relentlessly shaping their presence on social media platforms,” expressed SASMA online.
“We did it Glammy,” exclaims Kairo Forbes who was in attendance at the awards ceremony with her grandmother, inspirational speaker, Lynn Forbes. She adds: “Thank you to mom, dad and my family for all your love and support, and to everyone who voted for me, especially The Megacy. Thank you to the South African Social Media Awards and Canon SA for honouring me with this award.”
At just 8 years old, Kairo Forbes’ influence on social media has been unmatched for a child star. Boasting over 1.4M followers on Instagram (having secured a verified badge before her 4th birthday), the young mogul in the making has her own watch brand and jewelry line and is considered one of South Africa’s most bankable children.
From magazine covers to social media trends, the name Kairo Forbes comes with a lot of admiration and is one brands love to associate with having done campaigns for the likes of Nedbank, Truworths, Cotton On, Lifebouy, Disney, Nivea and Danone just to highlight a few.
Kairo Forbes joins an esteemed list of influencers and content creators celebrated by SASMA for contributing to the social media landscape. Her winning the “Social Media Kid Influencer of The Year” title signifies her growing influence and the positivity she spreads in the digital realm.

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