Cape Town – On July 20, the late South African rapper Riky Rick would have celebrated his 35th birthday.
His death at the age of 34 shook Mzansi and he has never been forgotten since.
On July 20 his fans, music industry friends, and giants lit up social media, wishing the Sondela hitmaker a heavenly birthday.
They shared their memories with the star, while some expressed how it was still unbelievable that he was no more.
Today is was suppose to be a big day for this legend ☹️ Happy birthday Riky Makhado🕊️🎊🎉❤️#TheSaHipHopWay
— The SA Hip Hop Way (@SaHipHop_Wave) July 20, 2022
What stood out from the messages was how people remembered his humanity, generosity and love, and support for upcoming artists.
Most importantly, he was remembered for his banger hit songs such as Sondela, Boss Zonke and Sidlukotini.
The hit song Sidlukoti and his love for fine clothes made him one of the fashion icons in the country.
He was also the founder of the Cotton Festival.
Here are some of the messages on Twitter
— Daniel Moeti (@Daniel07gmail) July 20, 2022
Happy heavenly birthday Rikhado ‘Riky Rick’ Makhado ❤️🕊. The entertainment industry misses your presence.. Continue Resting in Peace. pic.twitter.com/4Rxieh3Eoo
— Slikour OnLife (@slikouron) July 20, 2022
He definitely had a big heart ❤️❤️❤️❤️happy birthday Makhado 🥳🕊🕊 https://t.co/e4JvIwwo7y
— Mimz (@AmazaMimz) July 20, 2022
Happy Heavenly birthday to my brother Riky Rick. An icon.
— Don Billiato (@casspernyovest) July 20, 2022
Sending a Heavenly Birthday one of our greatest style Icons and now our brightest star, Ricardo ‘Riky Rick’ Makhado.
💫 Keep shining pic.twitter.com/FJO2Dgh7sW
— MaXhosa AFRICA™ (@MaXhosaAfrica) July 20, 2022
Picture: Facebook/ Ricky Rick Makhado
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe