E! VIP To Pay Tribute To Riky Rick

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

The 12-part series will begin with a special episode dedicated to the late Riky Rick on 11 December 2022 at 20:00 CAT, followed by the full series beginning on 8 January 2023 at 20:00 CAT. All episodes will be available on Universal+ as soon as they air on E! Africa.

E! VIP returns for a new season to provide exclusive insight into the lives and careers of Africa’s most notable and high-profile celebrities. Viewers can expect to learn about the lives of South African, Ghanaian, Kenyan, and Nigerian celebrities such as 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 late rapper Riky Rick’s life and career, with Bash, Musa Keys, Mihlali, Tresor, Sjava, Nasty C, Ms Cosmo, Mome, Tall Ass Mo, Boity, Costa Titch, Nadia Nakia, Stilo Magolide, and TXC as collaborators and friends.

“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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