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Ikechukwu Eric Ahiauzu: biography, age, family, net worth



All you need to know about Ikechukwu Eric Ahiauzu popularly known as Ric Hassani Let’s take a look at his Biography, Nationality, Career, Age, Net worth, Family.


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


Ikechukwu Eric Ahiauzu was born on 6th January 1989, in Port Harcourt.  He I s the last born of five and all of his elder sisters were active in a classical choir in their local church, an Anglican church. At about 8 or 9, Ric would attend rehearsals with her sisters, not because he wanted to learn music but because the choir served meat pies, which he only wanted to have.


Ric Hassani graduated from Covenant University in Nigeria. He attended the University of Surrey, in England, where he earned a Master’s degree in Energy Economics.


Hassani had been singing since he was seven years old, his voice finding home in the church choir, but rap was what he started off his music career with, hiding his high octave voice and shy disposition behind the aggressive shelter it (rap) offers. For one who tethers on the edge of dandiness and sings about love in an almost feminine voice, it is hard to believe he was once a rapper.

Ikechukwu Eric Ahiauzu

Ikechukwu Eric Ahiauzu

When he pursued a career in rap under the stage name, Rico Slim, Hassani wasn’t true to himself and he knew this and others could tell that he wasn’t being his real self. So when his alternative songs began to enjoy mainstream popularity and airplay, Hassani’s friends, Skales in particular, called him up to hail him for finally embracing his true nature. With his style of music that is non-threatening, devoid of aggressiveness and a physical appearance that bellies strength, Hassani represents an often-ignored class of young male Nigerians that have no street credibility, abhor aggressive behaviour that society often expects of men, are geeky, socially awkward, and constantly fighting off waves of low self-esteem.

Ric Hassani is known for his single “Gentleman”, and his debut album “The African Gentleman”. The album turned out to be very successful. The video clip for the song “Gentleman” established Ric as stylish African gentleman in western-style clothing with national African prints. Ric Hassani nationality adds a special taste to his music, since he does not forget about the roots.

In 2015 he released three projects – a compilation album called “African Tour Select Singes 2015” and an acoustic EP tagged “Ric Hassani” and the single “Gentleman”. This famous song has beautiful acoustic instrumental and smooth vocals.

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”.

 Ric Hassani

Ric Hassani

In December 2018, the Falz and Olamide-assisted “Believe” won Best Collaboration at the Galaxy Music Awards.


Ikechukwu Eric Ahiauzu family, we cannot tell a thing about his love life and experiences.


Ric Hassani thinks his brand of music is “pure and honest” because the inspirations behind his lyrics are pure and honest. If he is addicted to anything, then it is to watching couple engagement videos on YouTube.

Ikechukwu Eric Ahiauzu

Ikechukwu Eric Ahiauzu

He was nominated for three AFRIMMA Awards in the categories of Best R&B\Soul Artist, Video of The Year and Most Promising Artiste. Majority of his listeners are Lagos Men.


Ikechukwu Eric Ahiauzu, who is one of Nigeria’s best pop and alternative singers has an estimated net worth is $150,000 dollars.

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