Ricardo Moloi (born 2 April 1992) popularly known as Priddy Ugly is a South African rapper, singer, and songwriter who never shies away from speaking the truth and telling it like it is. He always tells the ugly truth, but there’s nothing ugly about him.
Early Life and Career
Priddy Ugly was born in South Africa on April 2, 1992.
Priddy Ugly was an accomplished sportsman during his teen years. He attended the Moroko Swallows Academy and later competed for South Africa’s National Athletics youth team.
At the age of 15, he competed in the St. Peter’s National Dance Tournament. He won the award for Best Male Dancer.
Priddy Ugly whose real name is Ricardo Moloi was born in Luanda, Angola but was raised in Meadowlands, later Kempton Park, South Africa.
Priddy Ugly gained popularity in 2016 with the release of his mixtape “The Ugly Truth” and his career has grown, from briefly being under Ambitiouz Entertainment to becoming an independent artist again.
Priddy Ugly joined the Krunk Era, a boy group that later renamed itself to Blaque. The group went on to be signed by the H.U.G.E Entertainment by Vusi Leeuw in 2007.
In 2010, Priddy was signed to Aviator Management as a solo artist. A good number of his first releases were featured on The Take Off as a compilation album by Aviator Management artists, back in 2012. In the same year, he released The Ugly Truth which was the mixtape that went on to become his debut as a solo artist.
Priddy is the first ever African ambassador for international lifestyle company, Diesel. Priddy is also the ambassador for a premium flavoured beer with tequila flavouring, Liberado.
Having been in the hip-hop circuit for a while now, Priddy Ugly found his musical home in Ambitiouz Entertainment.
Priddy has gone on to produce many great hits and worked with the likes of Shane Eagle on the hit 02Hero.
In a debate that was started by AKA on female rappers, which saw a lot of rappers giving in their two cents, Priddy Ugly also had a few things to say. However, when Priddy Ugly added his two-cents to the debate and directed his tweets to AKA, he was dragged and many reminded him of how little they know about his music.
Priddy basically disagreed with what AKA had to say about female rappers and this was his response.
As much as the Bonita rapper was speaking sense, the reception was not one he expected. He was dragged by many with some even going in on his music.
While life is rosy for the rapper who joined a long list of artists that left Ambitiouz Entertainment, it seems as if someone is trying to sabotage him – or at least that is what he thought.
After fans contacted him about his albums D.N.A and EGYPT being removed online, the rapper was furious and went off on social media about the incident. He suggested that his former record label, Ambitiouz Entertainment, may have had something to do with the disappearing of his music – to which fans dragged the label.
However, it turns out that Ambitiouz entertainment was not to blaim for the entire mess. After investigations were made, it came out to be a metadata issue. The Tshela rapper admitted that it was Ambitiouz’s fault in a statement that he released.
Parents and Family
His mother, Santa Maria Dumingez is from Angola and his father Lebone Moloi is South African. Although Priddy Ugly didn’t have such a glamorous bringing up, he’s never forgotten where he comes from and he’s always worked hard.
His love will inspire you to keep going. Priddy Ugly is living his dream and his wife is Bontle Modiselle.
Recently, rapper Priddy Ugly and choreographer Bontle Modiselle tied the knot in a beautiful and intimate traditional ceremony.
The couple even sealed their union when they released a hit together, Sweetie Lavo, which was a great success.
Nothing beats a man who has his life together yet still makes time for his woman. Priddy and Bontle are still one of Mzansi’s favourite couple. They met at the beginning of both their careers and seem to have stood the test of time. They’re both doing well in their careers and are giving us some serious couple goals envy.
The couple just welcomed their baby girl and they sure are the picture-perfect family. Her name is Afrika Bonita Lerato Moloi, the only daughter in the family for now.
Clearly Priddy Ugly is enjoying daddy time with his precious baby girly. Who wouldn’t, right. He’s also the dad that is quite hands on and it seems he will do anything for her.
Cars and House
Rapper Priddy Ugly spoilt himself with a brand new VW Golf 7 GTI an he couldn’t be more proud of himself.
Priddy Ugly lives in a well furnish mansion with his wife and daughter.
Priddy Ugly’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $1.5 million – $5 million.
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