Bianca Naidoo and Riky Rick

Bianca Naidoo: ‘I’m devastated. Riky and I shared a special bond’. Image via Instagram @rikyrickworld

‘Bianca is inconsolable’: Riky Rick’s family opens up since his passing

Riky Rick’s family member – Sheikani Makhado says his wife and the mother of his children – Bianca Naidoo is heartbroken.

Bianca Naidoo and Riky Rick

Bianca Naidoo: ‘I’m devastated. Riky and I shared a special bond’. Image via Instagram @rikyrickworld

Rapper Riky Rick’s family’s spokesperson – Sheikani Makhado has shared their heartbreak since the passing of the rapper this week.   

The past few days have been incredibly difficult for the Makhado family following the death of Riky Rick.  


Riky Rick whose real name is Rikhado Makhado passed away on Wednesday (23 February) after losing his battle with depression.   

Sheikani Makhado told the Daily Sun that there are no words to describe how they are feeling right now and that they’re struggling to deal with his death.  

Makhado added that the rapper’s mother is trying to be strong for the family but his wife Bianca Naidoo, has been inconsolable.  

“Our mom is trying to be strong for the sake of the family and our brother’s wife – Bianca Naidoo is inconsolable”  

The rapper and Bianca Naidoo tied the knot in 2013 – welcomed their son – Maik Daniel Makhado in 2014 and Naidoo had a daughter – Jordan from a previous relationship.   

“Waking up knowing we had lost such a beloved family member was hard.”  

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She also told the publication that the icon meant everything to them.   

“We can’t dispute the fact that we shared him with the rest of the world and we appreciate all the messages we have been getting.”  

Tributes are still pouring in from fans and industry friends of the late rapper:  

Boity Thulo:

“Riky made everyone he met feel seen and heard.”

“Even people who did not know him personally feel a form of deep loss from his passing.”  

His close friend L-Tido told Daily Sun:

“I’m devastated. Riky and I shared a special bond.”

“He was kind and always wanted to see the joy in everyone.”  

The rapper Riky Rick tweeted:

“I’ll return a stronger man. This land is still my home,” before he took his own life on Wednesday morning.  

Details of his memorial service and funeral will be shared soon! 

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