Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado, popularly know as Riky Rick was laid to rest today, the 1st of March 2022, after his tragic suicide that sent shockwaves across South Africa. He left behind his daughter, his wife and 5 siblings. The funeral was a private ceremony held in Johannesburg amongst close friends and family.

Riky Rick was a rapper, singer, and songwriter from South Africa. He started his own record label Cotton Club Records, founded The Cotton Fest, a yearly music festival that attracted thousands and became an iconic event for South Africa. He also started Legends Barbershop and grew the chain to become a nation wide brand. He was a member of Boyz N Bucks and when his single “Nafukwa” was released in 2014, he shot to fame and produced some of South Africa’s top hits. Riky had a reputation for developing and nurturing new musical talent and was known for his beautiful soul, caring and loving personality and his supportive nature that inspired millions.

South Africa mourns the death of this legend and shows the utmost support to his family who are asking for privacy during this difficult time.