Last week Friday, BET International announced that South African Entrepreneur, 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. This inaugural award is said to recognize and honor global champions of culture who have made ground-breaking efforts to expand the culture of hip-hop on the World Stage.
In the announcement BET International mentioned that 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 which nobody who witnessed this can deny because of his independent ventures that achieved much success and truly inspired other artists to explore a similar path.
As Riky’s family, we are moved and honoured to receive the BET Global Visionary Award on behalf of our beloved, Riky Rick– Bianca Naidoo Makhado
“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.” Bianca continued to add.
The BET Hip Hop Awards take place on the 30th of September 2022