The Late Hip-Hop Star, Riky Rick Awarded With GQ’s ‘Best Dressed Fashion Icon Award’:
The most stylish event on South Africa’s social calendar, GQ’s Best Dressed Awards in proud association with Scottish Leader, Lexus South Africa, Markham and Crocs was held at 92 Rivonia in Sandton, on the 27th of August. Having run for 16 years and counting, the awards ceremony recognised the most stylish people of the year. GQ hosted some of South Africa’s most influential individuals and industry-heavy hitters at a uniquely glitzy event.
Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado, known as Riky Rick, was a South African rapper, singer and producer. He was also the founder and owner of the record label Cotton Club Records and he’s well known for his hit songs like Boss Zonke and Nafukwa. Dubbed the “King of Kotini” (the cotton king), loosely translated as a ‘fashion king’, he was considered a fashion icon. His fashion sense captured the attention of local and global brands, and he has graced the covers of both GQ and GQ Style. His association with local brands brought the music and fashion spaces closer together, solidifying Africa’s position as the hub of fashion and entertainment.