Late rapper Riky Rick’s wife, Bianca Naidoo, has continued to set the tone on how her husband’s legacy will be continued.
As such, Bianca told Art of Superwomen what she would like to do in helping the youth, as part of Riky’s legacy.
Speaking to the magazine on their Youth Month cover, Bianca said Riky’s main driving force was helping the youth as much as possible.
“One of Riky’s most critical areas of focus was the youth, the kids, the up and coming generation. It was hugely important for him to find ways to help them elevate them and to grow. His legacy will definitely focus largely on this.
“My hope is that we can continue to use music and Riky’s messaging to help the youth build something amazing.”
Bianca reflected on one of her late husband’s tweets earlier this year, in which he called on people to continue believing in the youth and giving them opportunities.
She says Riky saw huge potential in young people and constantly found ways to elevate them.
She also gave readers a rare glimpse into her daily life, which includes starting her day with prayer, a cup of coffee, and dedicating her morning to her children.
Due to her inherent bashfulness, Bianca said people assumed she’s unhappy “which is far from the truth”.
Bianca says Riky was her biggest cheerleader, “unofficial stylist”, and encouraged her to be a bold individual.
She expressed some of this boldness recently, when she honoured him with a tattoo of his face on her arm.
The image of Riky Rick was captured by prolific American hip hop photographer Jonathan Mannion during a past trip to South Africa, and the tattoo captures every little detail of the picture, from the jewellery Riky Rick was wearing, to the brilliant use of light.