Tuesday, 01 March 2022 10:56

Livestream: Funeral service for the late South African rapper, Riky Rick.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

Funeral service for the late South African rapper, singer and entrepreneur Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado, known professionally as Riky Rick.

Makhado passed away on Wednesday morning but his family has not given details about circumstances around his death. He was 34. 

Riky is remembered as trailblazer who left an incredible mark on pop culture.

Riky Rick burst into mainstream fame with his platinum certified Family Values in 2015 after making a name for himself and asserting his influence in SA hip-hop culture for several years behind the scenes.

He gifted the world with hit songs including Amantombazane, Boss Zonke and Sidlukotini.

The rapper's brand became synonymous with fashion because of his style and love for fine clothes and culture. He became an icon for all the cool kids and a light for upcoming artists who he embraced publicly.

One of his greatest achievements in addition to his music legacy is the establishment of Cotton Festival, which was due to make a comeback in 2022 after taking a break thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Riky Rick is survived by his wife Bianca Naidoo and two children.

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The family also has a memorial planned for Friday, 4 March 2022 and it is expected to be attended by close friends, family and selected media.