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Touching: Bianca Naidoo’s tribute to Riky Rick will leave you in tears

The funeral service of the late South African award-winning rapper and entrepreneur Riky Rick, is underway in Johannesburg. His family and close friends have gathered to pay their last respects to the fallen icon whose music and life touched millions of people across Mzansi and around the globe.

The passing of Rik Rick has left the hearts of millions of people shattered, and many have been keeping his family, children, and especially his wife Bianca in their thoughts and prayers. His siblings, family members, and friends have described him as a loving person and an anchor of their family.

His wife Bianca has delivered a heartfelt eulogy at the funeral service, remembering him and sharing how he impacted her life. She started off by gushing about him for being an amazing father to their two beautiful kids Maik Daniel and Jordan Makhado.

“Today I am here to pay tribute to my partner, my soul mate. When I think about nine years together, here are the things I am mostly grateful for. Our journey as parents started at the beginning of our relationship. He was an amazing father to Jordan. They had the most incredible bond from day one. SHe brought softness to his life

She said Riky Rick deeply loved his kids and always exposed them to new things in life.

“Our children told Riky and I the importance of family values. He loved teaching them new things, he wanted them to always be open to new experiences.. He always wanted them to stretch their thinking, expand their horizons. He took a keen interest in their hobbies and passions. He loved them deeply, he was their protector,” she said.

She went on to share how Riky motivated her to break out of her shell and conquer her fears.

“As a partner he always encouraged me to come out of my shell and to allow myself to step into the light and conquer my shyness, he wanted me to shine. I was put in his life to love him, to care for him and to help him on a journey to fulfill part of his purpose. Ours was deep and pure love.”

She also thanked him for the unconditional love and choosing to ride along with her.

His love for me was honest, authentic and transcended as mine for him. He often said I was saving his life without realizing that he too was saving mine. My king, my heart, my forever love thank you for giving us all you had. Thank you for choosing me, teaching me and for believing in us. I will forever be grateful for the gift of you. I promise to give our children all your life and mine. To keep your memory and your light shining bright. I promise to continue fulfilling your purpose, honoring your memory and I will make sure that your legacy lives on.

In closing, Bianca thanked everyone for the support and overflowing love since his husband passed on.


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