Originally posted 2021-09-16 12:56:39.
Rickardo Ducent Popularly known as Rikrok is an English Jamaican Singer, songwriter, and Record Producer. He was born on June 17, 1972. He is Most famous for his appearance in the music video for Shaggy’s 2000 single “It Wasn’t Me.”
Rikrok’s Profile Summary:
Full Name: Rickardo Ducent
Birth Date: June 17, 1972
Profession: A Reggae Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
Early Life and Career:
Rickardo George Ducent was born in London on the 17th of June 1972. His parents transitioned from Jamaica to England, in the 60s In search of greener pastures.
Rikrok mentioned his Jamaican influences as a child. which says.
“When I was growing up it was pretty much Jamaican people who came over. My father was a big reggae fan, especially of Gregory Isaacs, John Holt, and Dennis Brown. He had a big record collection and on Sundays, he would play music all day at home.”
In 1983, Rikrok returned to Jamaica with his family. Immediately after he got there, he started attending Manchester High School In Mandeville, Jamaica.
It was during his high school days, he discovered his singing gift. He also realized he had a flair for songwriting.
Rikrok said, “One day I was listening to Babyface’s Tender Lover album and he thought about writing songs.” So he wrote a song, put it down, went back to it, and tried severally till it finally made sense.
After then, he wrote many songs. He admitted that he wasn’t good at writing at first, because some of them were stupid.
Rikrok Never dreamt of entering the music business. Rikrok went to the Jamaica’s University of the West Indies after graduating from high school (UWI). He joined Patra’s backing vocalists in 1995.
He returned to UWI to finish his education after that tour ended. Rikrok was offered a songwriting deal by Shaggy’s manager, Robert Livingston, after a brief stint performing with the Jamaican R&B/reggae vocal quartet Lust. On his home computer, he would compose songs and create rhythms, then send demos to Livingston in New York.
The song “It Wasn’t Me” was one of the biggest Hits between 2000 to 2001. He also performed to a stadium-sized crowd. As of then, Over 12 Million copies were sold worldwide. This brought more International fan base to His career.
Rikrok Net Worth
Rikrok has an alleged net worth of $1 Million.
Rickardo George Ducent is a person who likes to keep a low profile. Hence, he is not active on any of the social media platforms.
Is RikRok Married
RikRok is not yet married probably searching for the Love of his life.
Rikrok is 51 years old as of 2023.
- October 17, 2008: Addicted(2008), Moba Entertainment
- 2000: “It Wasn’t Me” (Shaggy featuring Rikrok)#1 US, #1 UK
- 2004: “Your Eyes” (featuring Shaggy)#57 UK
- 2005: “Should I Tell Her”
- 2006: “Tell Me Why”
- 2006: “Forever”
- 2007: “My Love”
- 2007: “Bonafide Girl” (Shaggy featuring Rikrok)
- “Addicted: Rikrok: MP3 Downloads”. Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 463. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.