Riky Rick – Biography, Age, Death, Funeral, Wife, Daughter, Instagram, Songs and Net Worth

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Riky Rick (born 27 July 1987 and died 23 February 2022) was a South African rapper, singer, and songwriter who rose to fame because of his 2014 hit single “Nafukwa”.

Riky Rick
Riky Rick

Riky Rick Biography

Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado popularly called Riky Rick was born on the 27th of July, 1987 in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) South Africa. He was raised in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa by his maternal grandmother as his parents had a divorce when he was just a baby.

His father after the separation from his mother moved to Johannesburg while his mom moved to the United Kingdom.


His venture into music started with Bongani Fassie who inspired him to make music. He rose to fame after the release of his single, Nafukwa in 2014 which was a part of his 2015 debut album “Family Gold” which was certified Gold by RiSA.

After the release of Nafukwa, he dropped Amantombazane. He eventually did a remix of the Amantombazane which featured Kwesta, Ginger Bread Man, DJ Dimplez, Maggs, Nadia Nakai, Kid X, and OkMalumkoolKat.

He married his wife in 2013 and a year later gave birth to his first daughter. Sadly, in 2022, the South African superstar committed suicide.


Real Name Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado
Date of Birth 27th of July, 1987
Date of Death 23rd of February, 2022
Place of Birth South Africa
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Spouse Bianca Naidoo
Children 2
Occupation Musician and Songwriter
Nationality/Nationalities South African
Net Worth in USD $3.7 million
Net Worth in Rands
R56 million

How did Riky Rick die?

He died by suicide. Riky hanged himself on the 23rd of February, 2022.

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Riky Rick Age

At the time of his death, he was 34 years of age.

Riky Rick Family

Learn more about the beautiful family Riky left behind.


His wife’s name is Bianca Naidoo. They both got married in 2013 and have two wonderful children together. Bianca Naidoo is a traffic and on-air production manager at Fox International Channels. Naidoo managed to stay outside the limelight even though she was married to a superstar.


Riky and Bianca both had two (2) children including Malik, a female born in 2014, and Jordan, a male born in 2010.

Riky Rick Death and Funeral

The rap star died on the 23rd of February, 2022 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He died by hanging but the exact details regarding his death have not been revealed.

The beloved South African rapper would be laid to rest on the 1st of March in Johannesburg, South Africa in a private ceremony. Read more about his funeral and memorial service here.

Riky Rick Songs and Albums

His songs include:

  • Sondela
  • Boss Zonke
  • You and I
  • HOME
  • I Can’t Believe It
  • Nafukwa
  • Pick You Up
  • Amantombazane
  • Stay Shining
  • Sidlukotini

His albums include:

  • Family Values (2015)
  • Stay Shining (EP; 2017)

Riky Rick Social Media

Here are all the social media platforms he left behind.



You can like his page here.


Riky Rick Net Worth

His net worth as of February 27th, 2022 stands at R56 million.

Lethabo Ndlovu

Lethabo Ndlovu is a KwaZulu-Natal-born writer. He is the Editor-in-Chief at Nerdville. Ndlovu is happily married to Sarah Ndlovu with children and they both live in Johannesburg South Africa. His interests include football, writing, and trying to make himself better by reading.

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