Ric Hassani (born Ikechukwu Eric Ahiauzu) is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and musician.Hassani was born on the 6th of January, 1989, in Port Harcourt.
Hassani graduated from the Covenant University in Nigeria and thereafter attended the University of Surrey, United Kingdom where he earned a Masters Degree in Energy Economics
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 (AFRIMA): Best Artiste in African R&B and Soul, Video of the Year, and Most Promising Artiste. The same year Hassani was also nominated in two categories at The Headies for Best Vocal Performance and Best Alternative Song for his single "Gentleman".