Mzansi rapper, Ricardo “Priddy Ugly” Moloi has made major moves in 2022. Moves which have seen him shine outside of the shadow of his wife and fellow media personality, Bontle (Modiselle) Moloi. A fact which has allowed for us to learn more interesting details about him. One fun fact is that he is related to Kwaito legend Mapaputsi.
During the height of the lockdown, many media personalities resorted to YouTube to maintain their social popularity. One of the most successful YouTube channels to have come out during this time was Ha Moloi. The YouTube channel focussed on the lives of married couple and first parents, Priddy Ugly and Bontle, with their then-infant daughter Afrika Moloi.
However, as the world returned to its “new normal” lockdown restrictions and regulations were relaxed and subsequently all but forgotten. The Molois got seemingly so busy that the YouTube channel took a back burner. However, the Molois seemed to have recognized or missed releasing content as they took to YouTube recently to affirm that they are back with their first video in over a year since they had last posted one via their channel.
Granted, the video has not made the same numbers as their previous videos as it has yet to break the 100 000 views mark, a week since its premiere. But the video does affirm what a healthy-looking married couple looks like as Priddy Ugly and Bontle remain couple goals.
Besides the return to YouTube, Priddy Ugly has a Hip-Hop album, Mud, which is beloved by Hip-Hop heads as one of the best albums for the genre released so far this year. Moreover, he has earned some attention as the upcoming contender set to take the ring with Cassper Nyovest on Friday, 1 October 2022 during the much anticipated second Celebrity Boxing Match event against Cassper Nyovest.
As such, more and more details about the rapper’s personal life are being revealed. One recent reveal that will come as a shock to many is that Priddy Ugly is related to Mapaputsi. A fact which was revealed when a tweep took to Twitter to suggest that Priddy’s father was the Kwaito legend. However, Priddy Ugly made sure to clear the confusion when he affirmed their relation, but corrected that Mapaputsi was his brother-in-law and not his father.
False, he was my brother in law though https://t.co/57iTayoW8i
— SUN from the SOIL (@ItsPriddyUgly) September 10, 2022
Mapaputsi in recent years was not the talk of the town like most Kwaito legends as the current music space is dominated by young Amapiano artists. However, following his interview on MacG’ Podcast and Chill, it seems that his career was revived as publicly his career has garnered more and more attention since his interview which currently sits just under 500 000 views in four months.
The same can be said about a number of celebrities that were somewhat forgotten legends of the 2000s and 2010s. The most recent being Innocent Masuku, best known for his role as Bobo, who following his interview on Podcast and Chill has since created an official Twitter account.
Mzansi !! Thanks a lot for your love and support. My Account has reach 10K followers within 24 hours. I really don’t have words I’m speechless because I didn’t think the support can be this much but overall i thank and appreciate your love and support. Ngiyan’Ncanywa #YizoYizo pic.twitter.com/jluFGCR719
— Innocent Masuku (@InocentMasuku) September 7, 2022