Rikhado Makhado, also known as Riky Rick, was born in KwaMashu, which is situated in KZN. This Multi-talented entertainer is most well known as a rapper, but also skilled as an actor, writer, and producer. He produces his own unique sound by harmonizing a blend of South African hip hop and kwaito. Also known for his love of fashion and is a big supporter of the local fashion scene. Riky started out recording music with his friends and soon decided to take up rapping as a career.
Spending most of his childhood in Austria, the rapper developed a love and keen interest for sneakers. Thus, ushering in his fanaticism for fashion. Over the years, Riky’s self expression through his threads continues to provoke the status quo and embodies a unique sense of style along with a sense of self-assuredness.
With his unique sound he has managed to set trends that the urban youth mostly identifies with, he has worked with the likes of Casper Nyovest, AKA, Da Les, Malumkoolkat, Frank Casino, and many more and has given us smash hits such as Barber Shop, Amantombazane, Sidl’ Ukotini, Boss Zonke .
He has given us albums such as Family Values, Respect the Drumboss, From Giyani with Love and Stay Shining EP. Catch him tonight as he tells us more about his story at 22:30 live on SABC 3. #TSAon3