Real Name: Ricardo Martino Shaningua
Stage Name: Ricardo aka Ricky
Occupation: singer song writer & producer
Marital status: happily married
How was your first sex experience?
Lol no comment!!
What do you think about the mini skirt saga?
I believe everybody is entitled to express him/herself. Different points of view allow us to explore our democratic rights. That is the beauty of democracy.
Should The Villager publish the gay list?
Might as well! Lord knows everybody wants to see it!!
Have you ever been in trouble with the law?
Came close a couple of times in high school!! But thank God never!!
What has your most embarrassing experience been?
I always try to avoid them by being ready for whatever.
Do you have any children? Tell us a little about them.
Yes, Tangeny, Ricardo Jnr and my baby girl, Thandizwa. They are the best thing that ever happened to me! I’m so blessed to have them and my wife in my life! What can I say; I’m a family man!
Are you a mama or dad’s boy?
None. I had to mature early, growing up in a single parent environment. Mama always taught me to man up because this world does not have time for boys.
Is there something you bought that you regret buying?
Yeah, a phone charger from a China shop.
What is your favourite movie at the moment?
Django!! The D is silent. Lol
Do you believe there are aliens out there?
Nah I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ but I do believe there are angels and demons out there.
How was high school for you?
It was a blast. The best time of my life.
Describe yourself in four words?
Young, black, God-fearing, nigga!!
When did you realise that you were a good vocalist?
In high school way back in 1996, Grade 8 to be exact!
What is the strangest/worst punishment your parents have ever given you as a child?
Never really had one of those but a good ass-whipping was always followed by bad behaviour.
If you could pick between these superpowers which would you take: Making the sky rain burgers; seeing through women’s clothing’s, turning into a Batman at exactly 08h00 every day.
Being Batman but changing the suit into something with more swag! I don’t want to run around in tights from 08h00 am every day.
Do you have any weird habits?
Yeah! Beats are always playing in my head and sometimes I don’t care who’s around me. I just live music.
What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Thank God for another beautiful day.
What’s your idea of a perfect date?
Just spending some (time) alone, quality time with my beautiful wifey.
Which zodiac sign do you belong to?
Which is the funniest name you have ever heard?
What are your hobbies?
Love watching mini series
What’s the one food that you would never give up?
Is there a song you have that is a blunder?
No, I always make sure what I put out is perfect because being a chance taker isn’t really my style