We are in our feels about Riky Rick leaving music

King Kotini is taking a break from music and we are sad about it. 

Award-winning hip-hop star Riky Rick is taking a break from music. He announced his decision to leave music almost a week ago, saying he is taking time off to find his faith. Riky realized an EP Stay Shining towards the end of 2017, and it was pretty dope. 

‘Friends and fam, I apologize sincerely to everybody who will be affected but I am not in the right place mentally to continue doing shows or anything that involves leaving my children. I am taking time to find my faith before I lose the connection with the people I love the most,’ he said in his announcement on Twitter. 

The Sidlukotini hitmaker stays in Johannesburg with his wife Bianca and their two kids Jordan and Maik.

‘Being a ‘celebrity’ its difficult to tell people I ain’t feeling well. It is difficult to take time away because people expect you to be superhuman. I am not superhuman. I’m just another human being who wants to find some sort of peace and happiness in life. I’m sorry,’ he added in his announcement. 

The news came as a shock to us and we were left in our feels, but a man gotta do, what he has to. 

While we get used to King Kotini being off the circuit, for now, we have put together a playlist of five of our favorite songs from him that remind us of just dope he is. 

Listen to the tracks below; 

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Riky Remembers Sleeping On Les Mother’s Couch

South African rapper Rikhado Makhado, better known by his stage name Riky Rick is feeling nostalgic today as he reflects back to the days when life was hard for him, Makhado says that he used to sleep on Da L.E.S mother’s couch back in the day. He took to Instagram to thank some of the people who have helped him along the way;


Makhado was watching one of the old videos that he was featured on years back, it’s a track called Replay by L-Tido featuring Da Les and Ferdy Ferd.


Shimza’s One Man Show RETURNS

The official countdown has begun, Shimza is hosting his ninth annual One Man Show at Mehlareng stadium in Tembisa on the 25th December.  With only six days left, the biggest Christmas celebration featuring supreme talent, the likes of Cassper Nyovest, AKA, Riky Rick, Black Motion, Sjava, Lady Zamar, Nadia Nakai, Moozlie, EMTee and with hosts Somizi and Skhumba.

This year’s show is bigger and better with a percentage of its proceeds assisting orphaned children from Tembisa with school uniform. Shimza’s heart for people and the underprivileged is commendable and he strives to make an impact not only in his community but in various parts of the country.

Having recently announced dropping the prefix to his name, formerly known as DJ Shimza, he now only goes by the name Shimza. He has also released a new EP titled Ascendent with Swedish label Cadenza Records, his second international release, following the success of Destino under Djoon – a French label. Destino was later remixed by the legendary Kytronic from New York. The EP has not features and showcases Shimza’s musical prowess and his limitless mixing abilities with slick production skills. The opening track Congo Congo is a dark ride over abysmal tom-tom drums, lively percussions and a gloomy bass lead. Other songs on the EP include Congo Congo Dub Mix, Secret Melodies and Selector.

Shimza is a METRO FM DJ and is one of the most sought-after DJs with flourishing international careers, with frequent shows in places such as Portugal, Spain, Greece, Angola and London among many parts of the world. A hit-maker, whose debut album Shimuzic did very well, featuring hits singles “African Woman” and Akulalwa”.

Tickets for the popular One Man Show are available at Computicket from R150. General access and R350 VIP.

Riky Rick weighs in on Bontle and Priddy Ugly stunt

Pics: Instagram

Pics: Instagram

Television personality and dancer Bontle Modiselle and rapper Priddy Ugly who pissed off a lot of people with their recent stunt of pretending to be married and engaged have people talking, including rapper Riky Rick.

Priddy and Bontle got fake engaged and married for a music video and the Sidlukotini hit rapper was unimpressed. Riky commented on Priddy’s instagram post about the video saying;  “So you saying the wedding wasn’t real? Cmon fam.”

Riky wasn’t the only one unimpressed, another follower said; “I feel so betrayed.” “Hai kabi but you played with people’s energy chief all those congratulations for nothing brother? Come fresh my n**** no this is not acceptable,” another follower said.

So what do you think of this ‘stunt’? Have your say in our poll below;

Do you agree with Bontle and Priddy’s stunt?

  • Yes!

  • No!

  • Don’t care!

Inside Riky Rick’s party

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DJ Zinhle’s hot new gig

DJ and entrepreneur DJ Zinhle’s list of accolades keeps growing, the DJ is now officially also a television personality on the new Vodacom Next Level show where she along with other celebrities will be mentoring up and coming aspiring stars.

“I am part of the show to help grow the next big stars. It’s all about passing it forward,” DJ Zinhle says.

DJ Zinhle is the only female mentor on the show. Other mentors are Euphonik, Danny K, Riky Rick and Big Nuz. Entrants get a chance to be picked as part of the show through entering on the Vodacom App.

We look forward to hearing Zinhle impart her wisdom.

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PICTURES: Zookey is doing just fine


The last time radio personality and business woman Zukiswa “Zookey Zarling” Vutela made headlines, it was in connection with the drama that involved her and actor Kay Sibiya over the child the two allegedly share. After those reports and a tell all in DRUM , Zookey has been laying low and keeping a low profile, but now she is back and she reveals that she has been doing just fine.

DRUM hangout with Zookey today in Durban at the launch of a the Bikers and  4pipes event that she is hosting. “I have put all the unnecessary drama behind me and enjoying my life,” Zookey says.

She says she and her kids are doing well and her business has been booming. The event is close to her heart as it will be a mass ride against women abuse; “There have been many cases of women abuse lately and this is our way of taking a stand.  The event will also showcase some cool elements of glam, fun and show safety tips to women.”

The event takes place the day before the Vodacom Durban July, Kwesta, Riky Rick, King Sfiso and other acts.

“It’s going to be great,” Zookey says.

Here’s a look inside the launch of the event earlier today;