Meet Kairo Owethu Forbes , South Africa’s top-earning child and her biography

Meet Kairo Owethu Forbes , South Africa’s top-earning child and her biography

Kairo Owethu Forbes is the daughter of the fashionable and very successful DJ Zinhle and musician AKA. This six-year-old is adding such class and sophistication to the Insta streets and isn’t making it easy for others of her age – as well as some adults out there..

Birthday: 8 July 2005

In Pictures: Kairo Forbes, South Africa’s top-earning child and her business deals

Ever come across branded images on Instagram and thought it was a coincidence? No someone is raking in money for that; that’s what Instagram influencers do. This article looks at 6-year-old child influencer Kairo Forbes who is getting advertising deals at a tender age in South Africa.

Kairo Forbes Instagram

Instagram Influence: One Million followers

Dj Zinhle and rapper AKA’s daughter 6-year-old Kairo Forbes has brands lining up with business deals. Top South African clothing and baby accessories brands have fallen over their heels to collaborate with her.

With over one million followers on Instagram, Kairo is the most followed South African kid; her Instagram account is managed by her paternal grandmother and digital marketing specialist Lynn Forbes.


Kairo Forbes Sponsors

Lifebuoy South Africa

She signed a two-year business deal worth R 8 million with Lifebuoy South Africa, marketed by Unilever. The deal comprises an educational scholarship up to degree level, birthday sponsorships over the contracted period, monthly R 8 000 allowances and once-off R 1.1 million in donations to a charity of her own choice.

Kairo Forbes Lifebouy Advert: Image Source (Instagram @kairo.forbes)

Nutriday South Africa

The yoghurt manufacturer Nutriday paid Kairo a stunning R 5.8 million to be their brand ambassador and face of their promotional competitions.

Nivea South Africa

Before her 5th birthday, Kairo signed a six-month R 1.9 million advertising contract with Skincare giants Nivea.

Kairo Forbes Nivea Advert: Image Source (Instagram @kairo.forbes)

Her parents have had her work with Truworths, Disney Africa and her mom’s popular Jewelry and watch brand, Era by DJ Zinhle.

How much does Kairo charge for one Instagram Advert?

With so much child influence Kairo has and over one million followers, Kairo’s marketing team, lead by Glammy Lynn Forbes, charges R 18 000 per Instagram advert.


What car does Kairo Drive?


Kairo Forbes: Image Source (Instagram @kairo.forbes)

Kairo owns several cars – well, the mini versions anyway; in December 2020, she was gifted a mini Ford Raptor by a Ford Automotive Dealership located in Bruma Johannesburg.

Kairo Forbes Biography: Age, Instagram, Net worth, Parents, KairoXEra

Kairo Forbes Biography

Kairo Forbes Biography: Age, Instagram, Net worth, Parents, KairoXEra

Who doesn’t love a cute and radiant soul exuding excellence at a very tender age? Yes, she is feisty and with that kind of energy she is showing everyone what she is made of. The Insta star’s fame isn’t only attributed to her parents but to the aura that surrounds her. Wondering how she does it at such a young age? The answers are here in Kairo Forbes biography entailing all about the star’s age, Instagram, net worth, parents and of course her brand KairoXera.

Kairo Forbes Biography

Full Name: Kairo Owethu Forbes

Age: 5 years as of 2020

Birthday: 8 July 2005

Parents: AKA (father) and DJ Zinhle (Mother)

Labels: KairoXEra

Kairo Forbes rise to fame.

Of course everyone ought to know who she is. Her father is not the kind of person to keep his life under wraps and so Kairo had an Instagram account when she was two years of age so he could show off his cute bundle of joy. The account, managed by “Glammy”, AKA’s mother recently reached a million subscribers. Not everyone is locked down by the lockdown, congratulations kid!!

Celebrating a milli viewers

Not only is the Insta star cute but she is also munificent and comprehends that her fame is owed to her fans. To celebrate her milestone, Kairo had 15 items to give away which included CBD oils, swimming sessions and skincare products. The ostentatious prize is from DJ Zinhle’s  “This Girl Can” masks for both adults and for kids. The winner who scooped the masks award had give them away to any preschool of their preference, in light of the present pandemic. How noble!!

Kairo Forbes’s 5th birthday celebration.

What better way to celebrate the successful 5 year old’s birthday than a theme party. Disney’s Vampirina is Kairo’s choice this year and she slays it to the tees. The decor is on point with colors pink, blue, purple and black bats hanging from the ceiling making it look realistic. Kairo has her face painted blue her dog, Kleo is all glammed up, dyed in pink for the birthday party.

Take a sneak peak of Kairo’s Barbie themed birthday breakfast.

Kairo and Mommy’s partnership is goals!!

Everything that mommy and daughter touch turns to gold. Kairo is one baby that is her to prove that children can also make money moves. Late last year, Kairo partners with her mom to launch her watch KairoXEra. The brand is an extension of DJ Zinhle’s Era which is a trademark for accessories and wristwatches. The duo is serving us goals and we are loving it.

Watch Mommy and daughter Work out


What is Kairo Forbes Net worth?

Although the Insta star’s net worth is still under review, his dad AKA has made it clear that her worth is ten times what most South African adults are worth. Kairo’s major source of income is from being an Instagram Star. She also bags money from her endorsement with Era her mother’s brand. With all that money rolling in, the 5-year-old’s confirmed net worth is R1.6 million.

Is Kairo Forbes interested in mommy’s craft?

Envisage Kairo Forbes playing a set to a crowd of partygoers twelve years from now. It’s a sight everyone would want to see someday. Not a veracity yet, but mini Zinhle might be thinking it. If she’s not painting or enjoying some time with mommy or daddy, Kairo is working her magic on the vinyls. The little insta star is a whole mood as one video on her page sees her behind the decks and raising her hands in the air as mommy cheers her on.

Daddy-Daughter Goals.

The rapper AKA is fond of his daughter and clearly he is a proud father. AKA never ceases to cause stirs on social media which is not a good look for him as most people think. Unfortunately one brave tweep calls the proud dad out and offers to give AKA advice on how to be a better dad only to have his advice shoved in his face. Kairo’s dad hits back with a simple flex, “My daughter is richer than you. No lie,” AKA said. He also thumped others who called out Kairo and points out that he and his daughter will keep taking over the world. We all know AKA and Kairo have been serving non but goals since day one but was it really necessary to drag a little girl on social media like that?

Kairo Forbes Biography: Age, Instagram, Net worth, Parents, KairoXEra