8 amazing things you should know about Nigerian Singer, Ric Hassani

Ikechukwu Eric Ahiauzu, widely known as Ric Hassani, is a renowned Nigerian singer, songwriter, and musician.

Here are eight key facts about him:

Early Life

Ric Hassani was born on January 6, 1989, in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, to Professors Augustine and Blessing Ahiauzu.


He graduated from Covenant University in Nigeria and later obtained a Master’s degree in Energy Economics from the University of Surrey.

Music Beginnings

In 2012, Hassani released his debut single, “Dance Dance Baby Dance,” followed by another single, “Double Double.”

Historic Performance

In September 2015, he became the first Nigerian artist to perform at the Lake of Stars Festival in Lilongwe, Malawi, alongside Uhuru and Toya Delazy.

Early Releases

Hassani released his first compilation album, “African Tour Select Singles 2015,” and a five-track acoustic EP featuring songs like “Joy,” “Stay,” and “Depression.”


In December 2015, he released the hit single “Gentleman,” the first from his debut album, The African Gentleman. Released in July 2017, the album’s standout track “Only You” has amassed 42 million streams across all platforms.

Recent Work

In April 2023, Hassani dropped his first official singles of the year, “Amina” and “The One,” on the same day.


Throughout his career, Hassani has collaborated with industry giants like Olamide, Chike, Nasiru, Frankie Walter, Jeff Akoh, and DBYZ.

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