Major League DJz Remember Riky Rick 3 Months After His Passing
Major League DJz Remember Riky Rick 3 Months After His Passing. Major League DJz is a South African hip-hop/kwaito music band consisting of the twin brothers Bandile and Banele Mbere. The duo has completely revolutionised kwaito music into the modern urban culture of music.
It has been over three months now dince Rikhado Makhado, the fashion-forward musician known as Riky Rick, passed away. Major League DJz took to social media to remember the late Riky Rick three months after his passing with a video at the old awards ceremony accepting an award and singing to the crowd. “Riky forever,” they captioned the video. Watch it below:
Seeking to make sense of his death, people spoke about the unexamined and unspoken toll of the pandemic on mental health, the pressures on high-profile individuals experiencing unchecked trolling, an overwhelming social media, and the stigma of talking about depression in a context where one has to present constant success and surface happiness. But one particular statement by Kiernan Jarryd Forbes — the rapper known as AKA — struck a chord. “The last 5 people I know who took their own lives, 4 of them are men. I’ve seen so much suicide over the last year I can’t even feel anything any more. I’ve spoken to a lot of people, some of them said ‘he just got a bag from African Bank, blah, blah blah etc’ … that tells you everything about this F*cked up fake ass algorithm world we have created for ourselves to live in. Ricky went to Hilton, he grew up around money. I hope that very soon we can address the issue of how damaged and broken the men in this country are. We have no-one to talk to, we just pat each other on the back and say ‘get on with it, be strong my boi’ … but in reality, we are traumatised. Generational trauma passed down to us.”