Emtee‚ who scooped four awards at the recent Metro FM Music Awards‚ joins Riky Rick and Nathi Mankayi as the most nominated artists at this year’s ceremony with four nods each.

Emtee will compete with Riky for the title of Best Rap album and Best Newcomer‚ while all three artists will compete for the title of Best Male.

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Who is Riky Rick?

Rikhado Makhado (born 20 July 1987), better known by his stage name Riky Rick, a South African rapper, actor, writer, composer and record producer. He was born inKwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal. His debut studio album Family Values was released on April 3, 2015. He is signed to his own independent label and record company, Makhado Makhado Agency. He was educated at Hilton College.

Music career

Riky Rick's first side of music began at a recording studio session with Bongani Fassie. It was by Bongani's side that Rick was inspired to make his own music.

That is when he released his first single Barbershop featuring Da L.E.S. He then rose to fame by the release of his hit singleNafukwa which was a big success. He then released Amantombozane which was followed by Amantombozane (Remix) featuring fellow South African recording artists OkMalumkoolKat, Maggz, Kwesta, Ginger Bread Man, Kid X, Nadia Nakai and DJ Dimplez.

He then released his major debut single Boss Zonke which was a major success, having peaked at number 3 on the SA Top Ten list. That is when he released his fifth hit single Sondela which was dedicated to his real love, featuring Zano. The music video for Sondela featured his son Maik, as well as Pearl Thusi. In September 2015, Family Values was certified Gold by the Recording Industry of South Africa for shipments of over 20,000 copies. At the MTV Africa Music Awards 2015, he won the award for best video for his hit song Nafukwa.

In October 2015, he released a single titled Fuseg, featuring fellow South African hip hop musicians Cassper Nyovest, and Anatii.

Earlier that year, he released his debut studio album Family Values which became a success.

Personal life

Riky Rick suffered with an alcohol and drug addiction for a long period of time. He has now been clean for over years. His first born son, Maik Daniel Makhado appears on the Family Values album cover.


Studio albums
List of studio albums, with selected information
TitleAlbum detailsCertification
Family Values
  • Released: 3 April 2015
  • Label: Makhado Makhado Agency
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
RISA: Gold


  • Comeback Kid
  • The Last Summer (with Da L.E.S)

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