Rapper Riky Rick’s special tribute kicks off this morning at Sandton Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.
Participation in the event was limited to a limited number of people, and those who wanted to participate had to register to access the web tickets. Registration and tickets sold out quickly.
The ceremony starts at 10:00 am.
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Friends and family of the late Rikhado “Riky Rick” Makhado gathered at Riky Rick’s Funeral Tuesday at the Bryanston Catholic Church in Johannesburg, dressed all in white to rest the late rapper after his passing last week.
Riky Rick died on February 23 after committing suicide. Many public figures and fans have since spoken out about mental health and the high rates of male suicides.
While reading his obituary, friend Ntokozo Dladla revealed that Riky Rikhado was named after the ‘I Love You Daddy’ singer Ricardo, as his parents had loved the song.
“Rikhado was addicted to loving people,” Dladla added.
Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop, a visibly heartbroken friend and business associate, shared how he was the one who gave Riky his last haircut.
Sheldon spoke of how the loss was “too much” and vowed to carry on The Legacy of Ricky Rick.
Friends also spoke of how “fame never changed him,” adding that Riky remained loving and supportive even as he rose to worldwide fame.
Speaking like the parent figures in the lives of Riky, Louisa Zondo and Kumi Naidoo began by thanking everyone for their understanding and support during this difficult time.
Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado, born July 20, 1987, was a rapper, songwriter, singer, composer, entrepreneur and fashion designer.
He was known as a family man who nurtured and developed young musical talent, which is why rapper Riky Rick’s family thinks he will be remembered.