The rapper whose real name is, Rikhado Makhado, tweeted, "KING KOTINI. I LIKE THAT." And in case you were a little confused (we sure were!) the name change was inspired by his latest single, Sidlukotini.
KING KOTINI ?? I LIKE THAT...— KING KOTINI (@rikyrickworld) July 13, 2016
The rapper even changed his Twitter handle to: King Kotini. And now only refers to himself in the third person on social media.
Riky Rick is not the first rapper to change his name mid career, American rappers Snoop Dogg, P.Diddy and 2 Chainz have all done the same.
What do you think of of his new name?