Riky Rick, real name Rikhado Makhado in growing up in a foreign country and not being in a position to keep up with fashion labels. He says his mother did her best to keep them presentable at school but buying Tommy Hilfiger was out of the question as they begged her to buy them the brand’s pair of jeans.
The rapper, songwriter, actor and record producer says that in 1998 they moved to Austria with his mother.
“The new school my brothers and I went to didn’t require uniforms so naturally, our friends introduced us to new styles and brands that included a label by this man named Tommy Hilfiger.
“We begged my mother to buy us a pair of Tommy Jeans but coming from where we come from and trying to raise 4 children in a foreign country doesn’t put you in a position to keep up with fashion labels. She did her best to keep us presentable at school but buying Tommy Hilfiger was out of the question, even though she would’ve if she could’ve,” he shares via his Instagram.
Riky Rick says that ever since then the feeling of not being able to wear what he like has never left him and it is one of the reasons he works so hard. It might sound silly to some people but all he ever wanted was to be fresh. Broke or not. No compromise.
“Fast forward 21 years. I’ve had the opportunity to travel the world, make friends and express myself through clothes BUT meeting this man and telling him the story of how his brand was the reason I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE MPAHLAS™️ (Clothes) was full circle.,” says the star.
”Thank you, Malume (uncle) Tommy Hilfiger for giving me time and bringing me out for your show, you are much appreciated???. ICON,” concludes Riky Rick.