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    Friends, family and fans honor Riky Rick at Cotton Fest 2022

    Riky Rick’s wish of building a foundation to help empower the youth of Mzansi was carried out by his family this past weekend at the annual Cotton Fest 2022 The rapper was well known for doing everything he could to give young people opportunities to be seen and live out their dreams

    The annual Cotton Fest festival returned to The Station in Newtown, Johannesburg this weekend after a hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with several touching tributes to founder Riky Rick.

    The two-day concert included a line-up of artists described by the late rapper as some of “SA’s finest performers and DJs.” These included: Rouge, Nadia Nakai, Cassper Nyovest, Tshego, Maggz, Mae-E, Lady Du, Kamo Mphela, Khuli Chana, Kwesta, Nasty C, Shekhinah, Sjava, Uncle Waffles and Zakes Bantwini among many others.

    Speaking during her performance, Rouge said that though Ricky Rick had passed she felt his presence at the festival.

    Before his performance, Cassper posted a tribute to his late friend, speaking of how he was meant to be a surprise act at this year’s event.

    “This one is for my brother. You planned to bring me out as a surprise tonight and we didn’t have that moment. My first time on your stage and you’re not here in physical form but I know you’re with me and the rest of us in spirit. I love you and I miss you, Rikhado.”

    Cotton Fest is known for celebrating different genres of the music industry and for the first time this year had a stage dedicated to celebrating the amapiano culture.

    The festival which encompassed his legacy which was founded on music, fashion and giving the youth a platform. 

    Take a look at some of the pictures below:

    Friends, family and fans honor Riky Rick at Cotton Fest 2022, EntertainmentSA News South Africa
    Friends, family and fans honor Riky Rick at Cotton Fest 2022, EntertainmentSA News South Africa
    Friends, family and fans honor Riky Rick at Cotton Fest 2022, EntertainmentSA News South Africa
    Friends, family and fans honor Riky Rick at Cotton Fest 2022, EntertainmentSA News South Africa
    Friends, family and fans honor Riky Rick at Cotton Fest 2022, EntertainmentSA News South Africa

    Main Image: YoMzansi

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