Hip hop maven, producer, writer and actor
Who is Riky Rick?
Born on 20 July 1987 in KwaMashu, SA
Genre of Music: Hip Hop
First introduced to the music industry while in a recording studio session with Bongani Fassie, Riky Rick is now an accomplished producer, writer and actor, who released his debut album Family Values in 2015.
Riky is currently basking in the glow of the success of hit singles Nafukwa, Amantombazane and most recently Boss Zonke and when he’s not producing for artists like Cassper Nyovest, L-Tido and DJ Dimplez, Riky can be found writing, composing and producing his own brand of music, which he describes as a fusion of local kwaito and hip hop.
He discovered his passion for music while at boarding school, where he started a rap club. He studied film production at AFDA, which lead him to shoot numerous ground-breaking music videos and documentaries for South African artists, even shooting his own videos in unconventional locations like the canals of Amsterdam and a mining site in South Africa.
He also spends a fair amount of time in front of the camera, featuring in fashion spreads for brands like NIKE and Ben Sherman and showing off his dramatic side on DStv's popular drama, ISIBAYA, playing in the role of Mandellic, a slick music producer. With two nominations for the 2014 Channel O awards and four nominations for the 2014 South African Hip Hop Awards, this artist is undoubtedly destined for legendary things.