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RIC HASSANI

Pop African Singer/Song Writer

TEDxPortharcourt

TEDxPortharcourt 2016

Ikechukwu Eric Ahiauzu, known professionally as Ric Hassani, is a Nigerian born Pop-African singer and songwriter. He graduated from Covenant University in 2009 during which he performed on stage as ‘Rico Slim’ and was well-known for the song titled ‘Tomorrow’. He attended the University of Surrey in England to study Energy Economics and policy at Masters Degree level. After graduating in 2013, he relocated to Nigeria to pursue his music career full-time, moving between Port-Harcourt and Lagos. In 2012, Ric released his first single called 'Dance Dance Baby Dance' after which he released a follow up single titled 'Double Double' which was produced by renowned music producer, Dj Coublon. In September 2015, he became the first Nigerian Artist to headline the Lake of Stars Festival in Lilongwe Malawi, alongside Uhuru and Toya Delazy.Ric Hassani just returned from his tour in Malawi, where he performed at Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu,continuously using his music to inspire social change.