Nigerian Singer, Songwriter and musician. Hassani was born on 6 January 1989, in Port Harcourt. Hassani released his debut album The African Gentleman in 2016. He is said to have a dress style that is influenced by his self-acclaimed stance as a gentleman. Hassani was nominated in three categories at the 2016 All Africa Music Awards: Best Artiste in African R&B and Soul, Video of the Year, and Most Promising Artiste. He also received two nominations at The Headies 2016, including Best Alternative Song for "Gentleman". In December 2018, the Falz and Olamide-assisted "Believe" won Best Collaboration at the Galaxy Music Awards.
Ric Hassani is "...heavily influenced by 90's R&B. Usher Raymond, Brian McKnight, Mario, Ne-yo and ofcourse, Boys II men. R&B producers, send beats..."