Riky Rick, born Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado, was survived by a large family that consists of his beautiful wife Bianca Naidoo, children Maik and Jordan Makhado, mother Louisa Zondo, seven siblings, and stepfather Kumi Naidoo.
The South African rapper passed away in the early hours of February 23, 2022. On his funeral day, Bianca described him as a loving soul, promising to continue fulfilling his purpose to ensure his legacy lives on. Louisa thanked him for choosing her as a mother and bade him farewell as he embarked on his journey to freedom.
Riky Rick’s Biological Parents Divorced When He Was Still Young
Riky Rick was born to a Venda father and a Zulu mother. He was raised by his maternal grandmother in KwaMashu, Durban, following his parents’ divorce. He spent the better part of his life in KwaMashu, where he started showing greatness in music.
Unfortunately, he lost his father at the age of 18. His death caused so much pain to him and heightened his battle with depression and suicide. There are no credible records of his parents’ marital history, including when they got married, and the exact year they went their separate ways.
The rapper may have grown up without his father in his life, but it appears the two had an amazing relationship before Mr Makhado’s passing. His admission that his father’s death affected him badly is proof that they probably reconciled at some point and went on to become friends.
The Rapper’s Mother Remarried Years Later
Riky Rick’s mother, Louisa Zondo, got married for the second time after many years to a man of Indian ancestry called Kumi Naidoo, who became a father figure to the rapper. Although details of their marriage are not publicly known, one could tell that the rapper was close to Mr Kumi.
Mr. Naidoo shared during the singer’s funeral that he had spoken to Riky seven days before his passing and that he thanked him immensely for being his father. Rikhado’s stepfather also credited the late Nafukwa hitmaker for helping him cope with the loss of his own mother, who committed suicide 40 years ago. Further information about his stepfather is not public knowledge.
Louisa had an amazing mother-son relationship with the late rapper. In a few words, she captured how she was able to learn a lot of lessons from his son’s life during Riky’s funeral. She added that his vulnerability taught her a lot, but she would want him to rest now in place of freedom.
Apart From His Parents and Family, Riky Rick also Left Behind 7 Siblings
Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado was survived by seven siblings whose identities are missing in the picture. Three of his siblings came from his biological father’s side, while his mother gave him four other siblings.
None of his siblings are as famous as him, which makes it difficult to tell their names, occupations, and current whereabouts. Besides his siblings, he also left behind many cousins Khuli Zondo, his youngest cousin.
Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado Was Married to Bianca Naidoo for 9 Years
Riky Rick and Bianca met for the first time in 2010 and eventually tied the knot in 2013 after dating for three years. Over the years, Bianca has successfully distanced herself from the spotlight, but she’s been forced to work on her social life since her husband’s passing.
Naidoo, who was born on September 1982, was her husband’s booking agent, a businesswoman, and a media personality. Although the nature of her business is not known, she is known to have worked closely with her husband in promoting his music career.
Riky’s wife, who promised to carry on his legacy, is already fulfilling her promises. In October 2022, she announced on social media that she and her team are working on continuing the rapper’s Cotton Fest vision.
Bianca Naidoo intends to take the annual music festival to Cape Town this year and to other corners of the country in subsequent years. Cotton Fest, which started in 2019, is her late husband’s brainchild and a medium through which he intended to promote younger talents in the music industry and create employment.
The couple’s blissful marital union ended abruptly on February 23, 2022, when Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado passed away in his Johannesburg studio from a suspected suicide. He battled depression for many years.
Is Riky Rick’s Wife Indian?
Riky Rick’s wife was born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province. She is half Indian, and half Zulu, as one of her parents has Indian roots. She was exposed to both cultures by her parents while growing up.
It is said that her parents have since divorced. Further information about her family, background, and early life is not open to public scrutiny.
The Rapper and His Wife Shared Two Kids
Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado and Bianca Naidoo raised two kids together before tragedy struck in early 2022. The names of their kids are Maik Daniel Makhado and Jordan Makhado.
Riky Rick is not Jordan’s biological father. He adopted her as his own daughter after his marriage to Bianca. Jordan (born in 2009) came from Naidoo’s previous relationship, and her biological father is not publicly known.
The rapper and Bianca welcomed their only child Maik Daniel a year after they married in 2013. The exact month and date Maik was born in 2014 are not known. However, we can establish that he is five years younger than Jordan.
Bianca Recently Won the Court Battle to Secure Her Late Husband’s Estate
In the month of October 2022, Bianca Naidoo was finally recognized as the executor of her late husband’s million-rand estate and other valuable assets. She had taken the Joburg Master of the High Court and Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to court after the husband’s passing for her to be recognized as Riky Rick’s wife by civil law.
The rapper reportedly died without leaving a will behind. He had several properties across South Africa, and endorsement deals with several brands.
Bianca insisted that at the time of her husband’s death that they had already established a financial interdependence together and were working as directors of his agency, Makhado Agency (Pty) Ltd.