Biography Of Rapper Priddy Ugly: Background, Career, Age, Wife
South African rapper Priddy Ugly has been trending for months now, but this multiplied a hundredfold since his humiliating defeat in a boxing bout with Cassper Nyovest.
Priddy Ugly and Cassper Nyovest faced off at Celeb City 2, which was held in Pretoria yesterday. Nyovest knocked out Priddy a few moments into the fight.
Despite having a fledging rap career, Priddy Ugly has gained considerable popularity from the boxing match, more than he usually does with his music, despite it being good.
The rapper has a “Priddy” intriguing background and iHarare dug a bit about him.
Priddy Ugly, real name Ricardo Moloi, was born on born on 2 April 1992 in Luanda, Angola. His mother, Santa Maria Dumingez, is from Angola while his father, Lebone Moloi, is South African.
He grew up in Meadowlands, and later in Kempton Park, South Africa.
Priddy Ugly was actively involved in extra-curricular activities in school and was exceptional. In high school, he was part of the athletics team and because of his talent, he joined Moroka Swallows Academy.
It was during his time at the academy that he joined and competed as a part of South Africa’s National Athletics youth team.
At 15, Priddy Ugly entered the St. Peter’s National Dance Tournament and won the Best Male Dancer award.
The rapper notes that his father introduced him to hip-hop through Tupac’s music and the bug bit.
His dad introduced him to it during a grade 4 school project on the “Black Panther” Black Power African American Civil Rights Movement. Tupac’s parents were part of the movement.
At 15, Priddy Ugly joined Hip Hop dance crew Freeze Flame and they won Strictly Hip Hop and various other competitions.
In 2007, Priddy Ugly joined the Krunk Era, a boy group which was later renamed Blaque. The group was signed to the H.U.G.E Entertainment.
In 2010, after signing to Aviator Management as a solo artist, he released some of his first songs through the agency.
In 2016, he joined Abitiouz Entertainment for a short stint before going indie again.
To date, Priddy Ugly has released five albums.
Priddy Ugly is married to talented dancer and presenter Bontle Modiselle, whom he met in 2009.
They got married in 2019 in an intimate traditional wedding and they have a two-year-old daughter together, Afrika Bonita Lerato Moloi.