AFDA Johannesburg alumni, Rikhado Makhado, popularly known as Riky Rick, is an accomplished producer, writer, actor and rap star. Riky, who was introduced to the music industry in a recording studio session with Bongani Fassie, the son of South African music legend Brenda Fassie. He has had phenomenal success with the hit singles “Nafukwa”, “Amantombazane”, “Boss Zonke” and “Sondela”.
Riky is also a sought after music producer for fellow South African hip-hop artists like Cassper Nyovest, L-Tido and DJ Dimplez. He writes, composes, produces and creates sounds for his own brand of music which is a fusion of South African kwaito and hip hop.
It was during his time at boarding school that Riky began expressing his passion for music. He started a rap club with friends and began his journey in the entertainment industry, which later led him to AFDA where he studied film production. The insights that Riky gained from studying film production has seen him shooting numerous groundbreaking music videos and documentaries for South African artists, as well as shooting his own videos in unconventional locations like the canals of Amsterdam and a mining site in South Africa.
Riky is equally talented in front of the camera and has featured in fashion spreads for brands ranging from NIKE to Ben Sherman. Also an accomplished actor, he featured on DStv’s popular drama, ISIBAYA, where he played the role of slick music producer “Mandellic”.
With two nominations for the 2014 Channel O awards, four nominations for the 2014 South African Hip Hop Awards and one nomination for the 2014 South African Music Awards.
Riky Rick’s debut album titled “Family Values” was released on 3 April 2015 under his own label, Makhado Makhado Agency.
Riky is also a social media sensation with close to 1 million followers on facebook and 869k followers on Instagram
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