ESA Birthday Shoutout: 33 Years of ”Boss Zonke” Riky Rick Makhado!

The name ”Boss Zonke”, roughly translated to ”Jack of all trades”, gives one a clear description of who Riky Rick Makhado is. He is thee Hip Hop artist, producer and fashion icon. Today’s birthday shoutout goes to him as he celebrates 33 years of being great! Check out some of the interesting facts about him below:


Multi-talented entertainer most well known as a rapper, but also skilled as an actor, writer, and producer. He put out a debut studio album called Family Values in April of 2015 which was certified gold.

Before Fame

Born Rikhado Makhado, he rose to fame with his single “Nafukwa” after previously releasing his debut single “Barbershop.”


He has his own record label and company called Makhado Makhado Agency. He won an MTV Africa Music Award in 2015 for his Best Video for his song “Nafukwa.”

Family Life

He was born in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He has a son named Maik Daniel Makhado who is featured on the album cover of Family Values.

Associated With

Pearl Thusi was featured in the music video for his song “Sondela.”

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