Late South African Hip Hop and Fashion Icon Rikhado Makhado most commonly known by his stage name Riky Rick have been announced to be receiving a hug posthumous honor by the organizers of the biggest black entertainment award ceremony in the world for his contributions to music, fashion and entertainment as a whole in South Africa.
The honour will be the newly formed Global Visionary Award which is meant to recognize global champions of the culture of black excellence.
Makhado was known for his entrepreneurial endeavors as well as his artistic accomplishments, he not only gave a lot of young music acts in SA platforms to showcase their skills like Cottonfest and featured on their songs for no charge, but also influenced a lot of that number to go the independent route and branch out into different facets of the entertainment industry.
His wife Bianca Naidoo Makhado thanked BET for the recognition on behalf of her family and Makhado’s estate, stating how much giving Riky his flowers means to the family and the fans.
Riky Rick committed suicide after a long mental health battle on 23 February 2022 in Johannesburg, aged 34.
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