Cassper Nyovest Reacts to Riky Rick’s Cotton Fest For Having Amapiano Artists:
This year, the Cotton Fest team upped the ante by surprising the vivacious and energetic crowd with American star Akon, who took fans on a trip down memory lane with old favorites. On each of the three stages, a number of local artists also gave excellent performances, allowing audiences to choose the music they wanted to hear.
The Cotton Eaters, as they are known for their love of fashion, did everything they could to look the part. However, some have expressed the opinion that the event has shifted from focusing on Hip Hop to amapiano since Ricky Rick passed away. Cassper Nyovest, who also performed at the event, has a different opinion after a fan voiced their opinion. Bullshit!!! Riky was interested in the culture and the kids. He was the first to collaborate with Jazziq and Amaroto, he wrote.
Over 160 of South Africa’s most promising young musicians performed at the event, including Cassper Nyovest, A-Reece, Anele Zondo, Blxckie, DBN Gogo, DJ Maphorisa, Musa Keys, Sjava, Uncle Waffles, Young Stunna, K.O., and Nadia Nakai. Other performers included K.O. and Nadia Nakai. The festival bridged the gap between various local current movements by bringing together established and emerging South African talent. In doing so, it brought attention to the diversity of music.
The emotionally charged tribute to Ricky and the artists who also reminded the crowds of how incredible the music star was were among the memorable aspects of the event. This year, the Cotton Fest team also started the Cotton Fest Creative program, which was started by the late Riky Rick. The purpose of the Cotton Fest Creative program is to give back to the students in the community while also creating a variety of outlets to help young creative people succeed in their studies and careers.
“We are ecstatic to have the opportunity to assist young people in reaching this significant milestone in their educational journey. When we started Cotton Fest, our goal wasn’t just to have a one-time concert; rather, we wanted to do a lot more for the culture as a whole and provide community support. Bianca Naidoo, Riky’s wife, provided the following explanation: “Now, with the additional financial injection from PUMA this year, we were finally able to make the Cotton Fest Creative Programme a reality and act on this support.”