SA Praises Riky Rick’s Mural Painted Under Newtown Bridge by DBongz: “More Amazing in Person”

SA Praises Riky Rick’s Mural Painted Under Newtown Bridge by DBongz: “More Amazing in Person”

  • Riky Rick's mural stands bold and tall under the iconic Mary Fitzgerald Square bridge in Newtown
  • The blue mural was painted by an award-winning muralist, DBongz, in support of people living with depression
  • Social media users were filled with nostalgia after seeing the picture, flooded with memories of the Boss Zonke hitmaker

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Famous muralist DBongz painted Riky rick's mural under Newtown's Ella Fitzgerald Square bridge.
Riky Rick's mural painted by DBongz under a Newtown bridge gets overwhelming praise. Images: @mini_photography
Source: Instagram

When Riky Rick said we don't die, we multiply, it was almost prophetic. His portrait was posted in the iconic arts and culture district of the Mary Fitzgerald Square in Johannesburg almost two years after he took his life due to depression.

Painting his portrait was an award-winning artist, Dbongz, who said the tribute is for people suffering from mental health illnesses.

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DBongz paints a portrait of Riky Rick in Newtown

The muralist, @dbongz_one, posted the picture on his Instagram and captioned it in part:

"A heavy mural to paint. May the beautiful spirit of Riky live on. This giant did so much for the youth that it’ll be hard for the kids to ever heal from him being with us no more. His light will keep on shining.
"Having suffered from depression and anxiety for like +5 years straight, I know that it’s a never-ending mental battle and it’s only through God that one can find solace and a sense of peace, although darkness keeps knocking, it has never defeated the light and will never ever!"

Check out the picture below:

Social media users marvel at Riky Rick's Newtown portrait

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Followers are blown away by the majestic portrait and the powerful tribute it carries. This is what people said:

gron_sa commented:

"Touched by this artwork and the caption."

gmsibi was grateful:

"So so beautiful… Siyabonga for capturing our boyza’s spirit."

shotby.jordan_productions remembered:

"We never die, we multiply."

tumideink witnessed:

"Uyena. I saw this piece @backtothecityfestival it's even more amazing in person."

@Ihhashi_Turkei said:

"This is too beautiful."

@SAizaMovie recommended:

"Please teach Rasta because wow!"

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He presented the two entertainers with their portraits after their match was done, leaving netizens unimpressed.

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