Riky Rick Biography

Riky Rick was a global known personality and he was a popular singer, rapper, composer, actor, and musician. Mark was best known as the founder and owner of the record label Cotton Club Records. Now he is now news headline and Google trend because of his death. He died on 23 February 2022 in South Africa at age 34. His death cause is suicide. His full name is Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado.

Riky Rick Family 

Riky Rick was named Rikhado Ribeca Makhado at birth. He was born in KwaMashu Township which is located in the north of Durban. Growing up, Riky Rick was raised mainly by his grandmother because his parents divorced while he was still young.

He eventually moved to Johannesburg after finishing his primary and secondary school. He stayed with his father in Johannesburg as he furthered his studies. The musician’s mother was travelling between America and South Africa in pursuit of her Law Degree.

Riky Rick Education 

Ricky Rick attended both his primary and secondary school in KwaMashu. After finishing his boarding school education, Ricky enrolled at Hilton College. The musician eventually enrolled at the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA) where he studied media and majored in Film Production.

Riky Rick Marriage

Ricky Rick is married to the gorgeous Bianca Naidoo and they are blessed with a son, Malik Daniel Makhado who was born on the 19th of March in 2014 and a daughter, Jordan Makhado who was born in 2010.

Riky Rick Career 

Riky started his career at a young age where he worked on development his prowess for musical instruments and on his raps as a lyricist. When he started music, Riky used to work and record with Bongani Fassie. Through Bongani, Riky started to develop his own desired sounds.

Riky first started with the single, Barbershop featuring Da L.E.S – a South African rapper. The musician rose to fame after he released his hit single, Nafukwa in 2014. Following the success of his single, Riky then released Amantombazane which became a game-changer in the industry. Riky Rick then released his debut album in 2014, Family Values. The album cover was focused on his upbringing and a house where he grew up, in KwaMashu.

He released the Amantombazane (Remix) shortly after the original song. He featured South Africa’s Hip Hop giants, OkMalumkoolKat, Maggz, Kwesta, Ginger Bread Man, Kid X, Nadia Nakai and DJ Dimplez. At this moment, Riky Rick had cemented his spot in the industry. Finding comfort in his sound, Riky went on and released Boss Zonke which dominated the South African music charts for over 12 weeks on leading radio stations, peaked at number 3 on the SA Hip Hop Top Ten List.

Riky continued making music which accommodated lovers of trap music and Hip-Hop. He released his Sondela single, which was his fifth single since his debut. The song was dedicated to his real love, featuring South African singer, Zano.

Through his understanding of the industry, Riky has always believed in nurturing talents and working with artists who united with his music. He released Sidlukotini in 2016. The song was making a fashion statement as Riky is well-known for his sense of fashion and international collaborations with brands.

In his interview with Tshisa Live, Ricky explained his work ethic and believes in sharing whenever there is an opportunity, “I don’t need too much of the spotlight in this stage in my life… I want others to win, I just want everyone to win.” he said

Cementing the new sound in South African Hip-Hop, Riky Rick released his Extended Play (EP), Scooby Snacks. As a growing brand, Ricky decided to make his EP limited for features and only feature Frank Casino on his song, Family. The extended play has the hit songs, Oh Lord, Bandz Over Fans and Family.

Ricky released another extended play in 2017, Stay Shinning which was released under his record label. Cotton Club Records and it was formally distributed by Sony Music Entertainment Africa. The EP featured the song “Stay Shining” featuring Cassper Nyovest, Professor, Major League Djz and producer Alie Keys. The follow-up single from the EP, “Murdah”, features Davido and Gemini Major.

Riky Rick Net Worth

Ricky is estimated to be worth over R30 million this is through his Cotton Fest Annual Concert, Rolex endorsements, Remy Martin, Nike and many more brands that he has worked with.

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