E! VIP To Pay Tribute To Riky Rick

A special tribute episode dedicated to the life and work of late Riky Rick will to air on 11 December a

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NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-To-Consumer today -1 December 2022, announced the second season of its original production, E! VIP, returning to E! Africa (DStv channel 124) later this year.

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The 12-part series will open with a special episode dedicated to the late Riky Rick, premiering on 11 December 2022 at 20:00 CAT, ahead of the full series airing weekly from 8 January 2023 at 20:00 CAT. All episodes will be available on Universal+ immediately after airing on E! Africa. 

is back for a brand-new season to grant exclusive insight into the lives and careers of the most notable and high-profile celebrities from across Africa. Viewers can look forward to uncovering the stories of stars from South Africa, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, including Sarkodie, Jo-anne Reyneke, Daniel Churchill, Boity Thulo, Yvonne Nelson, Gert-Johan Coetzee, Nasty C, Kate Kamau, Yemi Alade, Mihlali and Fireboy. 

A special tribute episode will follow the life and career of the late rapper Riky Rick, featuring some of his closest collaborators and friends including Bash, Musa Keys, Mihlali, Tresor, Sjava, Nasty C, Ms Cosmo, Mome, Tall Ass Mo, Boity, Costa Titch, Nadia Nakia, Stilo Magolide and TXC. 

We are pleased to bring African audiences more local and original content with a new season of E! VIP, available exclusively on E! Africa and Universal+,” said Lee Raftery, Managing Director Europe, Middle East & Africa,

NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-To-Consumer. “E! VIP is the second original series to be produced for E! Africa this year, with the wildly popular Celebrity Game Night Season 4 returning to screens in spring 2023.”

E! VIP is produced by Brainstorm Media Entertainment in Johannesburg for NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-To-Consumer.

A special E! VIP Riky Rick tribute episode will air on 11 December 2022 at 20:00 CAT on E! Africa (DStv channel 124) Riky Rick reportedly committed suicide at his home at the age of 34 on February 23 2022 after struggling with mental health.

His passing sent shockwaves over the country and many people are still struggling to come to terms with his passing. From time to time, rapper Cassper Nyovest opens up about how he misses him.

He took to Twitter to speak about missing him evidently showing regret on how he wished they resolved their differences.
Speaking at his memorial service, Cassper said “Riky was one of my idols. Riky was everything I wanted to be. One of the things I never told him — I don't know if it's because of toxic masculinity or what — was the fact that I really said he was such a beautiful man ... Riky was so handsome that, even as a guy, you'd have that said that 'Hayi man! The broer is too much!' Not only was his appearance beautiful but he was a beautiful soul.”

Cassper concluded by saying, “It's so crazy that now, everyone is cheering Riky on for the things that he did, but while he was alive he didn't get that love.”

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