BET International has announced that late South African rapper and fashion icon Rikhado “Riky Rick” Makhado will be honored posthumously with the inaugural Global Visionary Award for the 2022 BET Hip-Hop Awards.
The inaugural award recognizes and honors global champions of culture who have made ground-breaking efforts to expand the culture of hip-hop on the World Stage.
Riky Rick’s dynamic and prominent voice in SA hip-hop has earned him recognition as a highly regarded creative who has left an indelible mark on the global music scene. His independent ventures achieved much success and inspired other artists to explore a similar path. . . read parts of a post they posted on their IG page.
Riky Rick’s wife Bianca Naidoo had this to say about this honour:
“As Rick’s family, we are moved and honored to receive the BET Global Visionary Award on behalf of our beloved Riky. This award honours his work and his name. I am so proud that my husband’s work is still making a positive impact within the entertainment space and that his legacy continues to inspire young creatives. This award reminds us of his love for his fans and for the culture.”
Riky Rick died earlier this year, leaving Mzansi devastated. He continues to live through his brilliant work.
During the SAMA28 , several artists paid homage to the artist and businessman, which was great to see because he has contributed so much to the culture and the industry.