Ricardo George Ducent was born on June 17, 1976, in London, England. He is an English-Jamaican Singer, well-known for his stage name RikRok. He is famous among the fans for his appearance in “It Wasn’t Me,” which was Shaggy’s 2000 hit single. This record-breaking song was ranked No. 11 on the list of most incredible songs in 2001.
As of 2023, Rikrok's net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
|Rickardo George Ducent
|Source(s) of Fame
|Date of Birth
|June 17, 1976
|Place of Birth
Rik Rok was born in London on June 17, 1976. In the late 1950s, his parents migrated from Jamaica to England to get more excellent economic opportunities but returned to Jamaica when RikRok was 11 years old. Much information about his parents’ names and siblings is not available.
RikRok got his early education from a high school named Manchester High School, Mandeville, Jamaica. Then he got admission to Jamaica’s University of the West Indies (UWI).
Before completing his education in 1995, he was offered to become a backing singer for Patra. So, he accepted the offer and left his education in between. But he completed his remaining education at UWI soon after completing his tour.
RikRok’s unofficial career started when he did backing singing for Patra between his studies. RikRok was always interested in music and singing from an early age; his father’s music listening routine developed his interest. He said that he discovered his singing talent at an early age, and it got into my veins.
RikRok, in an interview, mentioned his Jamaican influences during childhood. He said that when he was growing up, pretty much Jamaican people came over. His father was a big fan of reggae, especially Gregory Isaacs, John Holt, and Dennis Brown. He added more and said that his father had an extensive record collection, and he used to play music all day at home on Sundays.
Other than singing, he realised he could be a songwriter as well. He said that he was listening to Babyface’s Tender Lover album one day and just thought he could be a songwriter. He added more and said that after the thought came, I wrote a song, then thought about it a lot, then added some things, and then thought a lot; this process goes a long way, but in the end, it goes well, and he started writing many songs.
RikRok didn’t start writing the songs for earning; he wrote them as a hobby, but nobody knew that this hobby would become a great source of popularity for RikRok. No one gets the perfect thing or works at first, RikRok was not happy with his songs, but he improved and got the height of success with time.
RikRok got the offer of songwriting from Shaggy’s manager, Robert Livingston. The offer entailed that Rick He writes songs and creates rhythms using his home computer. Then the written songs and rhythms will be sent to Livingston in New York. RikRok rejected the offer and turned his mind to making his solo albums. So in 2003, he released his debut solo album named Hot Shot, which gained massive popularity, and over 12 million copies of the solo album were sold all around the globe.
RikRok’s hobbies and interests other than music and singing are unknown to the general public. The information about his relationship status is also hidden from us. Maybe like other personalities, he also doesn’t want to reveal his personal life, primarily his love affair or marriage.
RikRok is not active on social media platforms, yet he appeared on a show long ago.
RikRok was born on June 17, 1976, in London, England; his parents migrated from Jamaica but soon returned after some years to Jamaica. So RikRok got his early education from Manchester High School, Jamaica, and went to Jamaica’s University of the West Indies (UWI). He was interested in singing and songwriting from an early age. RikRok’s net worth for the year 2021 is $2Million.
Rikrok has sometimes been associated with other Singers such as Tommy Heath, Gary Crosby, Carole Mathews, Anna Slotky, Kang Eun-bi, Valerie O’Connor, Mario Yedidia, Constance Gay, and Veronica Strong.