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Riky Rick Biography – Riky Rick Wiki
Riky Rick (real name Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado) was a South African rapper, songwriter, singer, composer, actor, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. Makhado was the founder and owner of record label Cotton Club Records. He was also a member of Boyz N Bucks.
Riky rose to fame when he released his single “Nafukwa”, in 2014. He then released “Amantombazane” which was followed by “Amantombazane (Remix)” featuring fellow South African recording artists OkMalumkoolKat, Maggz, Kwesta, Ginger Bread Man, Kid X, Nadia Nakai and DJ Dimplez.
He released his debut studio album Family Values on 3 April 2015. The album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA) with sales of 50 000 units. On 24 April 2016 his single “Sondela”, featuring Zano was released. On 28 October 2016 his major debut single “Boss Zonke” was released, which peaked at number 3 on the SA Hip Hop Top Ten List. In June 2016 his single “Sidlukotini” was released.
Riky released the Scooby Snacks EP that features only one artist, Frank Casino. It includes the tracks “Oh Lord”, “Bandz Over Fans” and “Family” (featuring Frank Casino). He released “Buy It Out” on 15 September 2017. On 2 July 2021 he released a single “Forever” with Frank Casino.
Riky Rick Age
He was born Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado on 20 July 1987 in KwaMashu, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. He died on 23 February 2022 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was 34 years old.
Riky Rick Wife
Who is Riky Rick’s wife? He was married to his wife Bianca Naidoo. The couple married in 2013.
Riky Rick Family
Riky and his wife Bianca Naidoo have two children; Jordan Makhado and Maik Daniel Makhado. He is survived by his wife, two children, his mother and five siblings.
Riky Rick Death
Rapper Riky Rick died on 23 February 2022, at the age of 34, his family confirmed. The Makhado family said in the following statement: “The family of South African artist Riky Rick with profound sadness this afternoon confirmed his untimely passing.
“Son, husband, father, brother and uncle, Riky ‘Ricky’ Makhado (34) sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning (23rd February) in Johannesburg.”
“Affectionately known as Riky Rick across the globe, he was deeply loved by his family, friends and the entire entertainment industry. His love for family, friends and community is well known. Riky’s nurturing and developing of young musical talent is well documented and will forever be remembered.”
“He leaves behind his wife, two children, his mother and five siblings.”
“The Makhado family humbly request privacy as they go through this extremely difficult period of grieving. The family has not appointed a spokesperson at this point, and they ask that you please keep them in your prayers.”
“The family are also deeply thankful for and appreciates the countless messages of love and support received, These are felt deeply. Details of the funeral and memorial will be confirmed at a later stage. With much love and thanks, the Makhado family…”
In an interview with Drum, Riky said life was too short to not live it to the fullest. How the death of his friends and Amapiano stars Killer Kau, Mpura Mpura, TD, and Thando Tot, who died in a car crash on their way to a concert in the North West, was a wakeup call.
“It has taught me to appreciate people and be cognisant of every moment spent with people because they don’t last forever,,” he said. “It’s really about learning to appreciate people and everything that we go through daily and making time for family and loved ones.”
Riky Rick Cause of Death
Riky’s cause of death was suicide.
Riky Rick Suicide
Did Riky Rick die by suicide? The rapper died by suicide. Suicide in South Africa has long been a concern. Men are four times more likely to die by suicide than women. In 2019, South Africa was ranked 10th among countries with the highest suicide rates.
In 2020, the rapper opened up about his struggle with depression after his father died. The rapper, who took a break from live performances a few years ago to deal with depression, told listeners of his podcast series LAB LIVE that he suffered from “chronic depression” and was on a “destructive path” after losing his dad.
“I lost my father at a time when I needed the help. I lost him at a time when I needed that voice. A lot of people don’t understand that you can never replace the voice of a father. It wasn’t like he just died, it was like 18 years, living with your dad for a year, and then going back to your mom. I love being with my mom but living with him for a year. A child is never meant to live without his parents.”
Riky Rick Net Worth
Riky Rick’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
Riky Rick Instagram
The rapper’s Instagram handle is @rikyrickworld.