Rick kiilu was born in Nairobi. He spent his school years in Mtito-Andei,Makueni county with his parents, brother and four sisters.
After a broad range of occupations, he got the chance to follow his passion: photography. In May 2016, he joined classes at Versatile photography school in Nairobi. He covers a wide range of photography subjects, whereby portraits are his primary interest. His artistic qualities are not limited to still images as Rick is performing as musician.