Kairo Forbes bags R150k business class flights

Kairo Forbes may only be seven years old, but she’s already a jet-setter thanks to her lucrative side hustle as an Instagram influencer.

The daughter of DJ Zinhle and the late rapper AKA has vlogged about her recent travels to New York before her 8th birthday this month.

And helping her celebrate were airlines Emirates, who sponsored her pricey trip abroad – in business class, no less!

Over the past few days, Kairo Forbes has been sharing her travel diaries with her 1,3 million Instagram followers.





Her latest post – an advertisement – sees her brag about flying business class to New York.

Kairo and AKA’s mom Lynn Forbes flew via Emirates airlines. According to their site, a single person’s return trip to New York costs at least R150 000!Emirates is not the only endorsement deal Kairo Forbes is cashing in on. On her Instagram account, the young star has posted multiple paid partnerships with big brands, including:

Nedbank’s Chow Town Roblox game
Cotton On Kids
Afrokids Hair Salon
Disney Junior
Life Day Spa
Kairo also gets a cut on her official Out Of This World collab with mom Zinhle’s Era jewellery.

According to E News Mzansi, Kairo Forbes has made a killing by monetising her Instagram following, which sits at over 1,3 million followers.

The mini-influencer reportedly charges as much as R18 000 per IG post for account run by her grandmother Lynn Forbes.

According to the YouTube channel, Kairo’s two Lifebuoy endorsement deal is worth R8 million. This reportedly includes an R8 000 allowance to the little girl. The channel also claims Kairo’s Nivea and Nutriday brand ambassadorship were worth millions.