Since Nigerian singer Waje created a storm when she posted a photo of herself in a coupled-up position with male singer Ric Hassani on Instagram.
Since the photo became public, the Nigerian internet space has been buzzing with search queries of who Ric Hassani is.
Waje’s photo sparked dating and wedding rumours with the young singer who is 8 years younger than her.
The singer, often dubbed “Africa’s vocal powerhouse” in the media captioned the photo: “It’s time.”
Immediately she posted the photo, friends and colleagues of the singer and actress flooded Instagram with messages congratulating her.
There were also speculations that the two might only have just done a duet together.
Who is Ric Hassani? Here are some quick facts about the 32-year-old alté singer:
Ric Hassani is a Nigerian singer and songwriter known for his 2016 studio album, “The African Gentleman”.
1. Real name and tribe
Ric Hassani’s real name is Ikechukwu Eric Ahiazu and he was born in Port Harcourt. Ric Hassani’s tribe is Igbo. Close friends of the singer sometimes call him Rico Slim.
2. Childhood and education
Ric Hassani was raised in both Port Harcourt and Lagos. He attended two universities – one in Nigeria (Covenant University, Ota) and the other in the UK (University of Surrey located in Guildford, England).
Hassani’s first studio album The African Gentleman earned him three nominations at the All Africa Music Awards in 2016 including Best RnB Artiste, Video of the Year and Most Promising Artiste. He also received two nominations at the Headies that same year.
Ric Hassani has collaborated with several big Nigerian singers including the likes of Falz and Olamide. Ric Hassani was also featured in Chike’s hit song “Nakupenda”.
4. Net worth
Based on available data, Ric Hassani’s current net worth is estimated at $105,000 (over 45 million naira).
Find more details about Ric Hassani’s concerts, songs and booking fees on his personal website – www.richassani.com.