Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado, known professionally as Riky Rick, was an iconic South African rapper, music producer, singer, songwriter, fashion designer and record executive. He was also the founder and owner of record label Cotton Club Record.
He was born on July 20 1987, KwaMashu, South Africa. His alma mater was Hilton college, AFDA.
Riky Rick was one of SA’s most respected producers and musicians. He came into the limelight between 2009 and 2010, when he dropped mixtapes such as The Comeback Kid and Last Summer with Da L.E.S. Then he took a bit of a break and went on to release “Nafukwa” in 2014.He received positive reviews across South AfrIca.
The music video of the song “Nafukwa” won an MTV Africa Music Award for Video of the Year.
He has won many awards and collaborated with many artists.
The 34 year old rapper passed away on Wednesday 23 February in Johannesburg, South Africa. The rapper took his own life after battling depression and was found by his management team at his home in Johannesburg north.