Riky vows to bring loads of swag to ‘The Voice SA’

Rap­per named judge of the singing show

Sowetan - - News - By Kgothatso Madisa

Rap­per Riky Rick prom­ises to bring fash­ion to The Voice SA. Riky who made a name for him­self col­lab­o­rat­ing with fash­ion brands such as Okapi x MaXhosa, David Tlale and Chu­laap, was an­nounced as a judge in the singing tal­ent show hosted by Anele Mdoda. “You can ex­pect to see the cra­zi­est out­fits you’ve ever seen,” he said yes­ter­day af­ter he was un­veiled. “We re go­ing to make it look like a fash­ion show.” The 31-year-old has lived up to his name as King Ko­tini, a ti­tle taken from his hit song Sid­luko­tini, loosely trans­lated “we are stylish”.

“I feel great about the show, for me it’s al­ways been about try­ing to push new tal­ent and show­cas­ing South African tal­ent and I’ve had suc­cess in do­ing that but now it will be [on a larger scale]. “Ev­ery­one can sing but not

ev­ery­one knows how to be a su­per­star - to walk in and turn peo­ple’s heads. That’s what I want to pass on to the tal­ents.” Riky will be joined by three other coaches in hon­ing the skills of The Voice SA’s as­pir­ing singers and go on to pro­duce the win­ner of the sea­son. “With his mil­lions of so­cial me­dia fol­low­ers, unique blend of mu­sic styles, off-beat view of the world and wacky sense of fash­ion, Riky is the cen­tre of at­ten­tion wher­ever he goes,” com­mented M-Net’s head of pub­lic­ity Lani Lom­bard in a state­ment. “We’re su­per ex­cited to see him in ac­tion on the show’s iconic red chairs.”

Multi-tal­ented rap­per and record pro­ducer Riky Rick.

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