The Gentleman, Ric Hassani packs the melodious voice of an angel. This weekend in particular, we have been feeling his debut “The African Gentleman” album. This project of musical art debuted on the 31st of August but it has remained a mainstay on the charts, musical devices as well as the airwaves.
Ric Hassani whose real name is Ikechukwu Eric Ahiauzu, is a singer and songwriter with a difference. His celestial vocals, calm-mien, laid-back structure and stunning deliveries has seen his stock rise as one of Nigeria’s best vocalists on offer.
Efforts such as his flagship 2015 song, “Gentleman” as well as a world of other mesmerising songs including “Police,” “Marry You,” Only You,” “Love Me,” “I love You,” and Mama,” all from the project, became mainstays of the circuit even before the eventual album commission.
The feat that Ric Hassani has pulled is by far extraordinary giving his young years in the industry. He even managed to pull off a nomination as the ‘Best Vocalist’ at the 2016 Headies Awards. He was nominated alongside well-established acts including Brymo, Darey, Shaydee and Wande Coal.
Ric Hassani draws his inspiration from some of the best acts the R&B world ever produced on the global stage such as the likes of Boyz II Men, Craig David, Chris Brown, Sam Smith and Justin Bieber.
However, he has stayed true and grounded to his African culture, which even projects in his sense of fashion and prints. The musical aspect also sees him as on of the best emerging musical sensations out of the continent of Africa and ” The African Gentleman” album can only further that cause.
Ric Hassani‘s “The GentleMan” album is an 18-track project of musical art and features the likes of Mumba Yachi, Xcellente, Mr Nomsy, Johnny Drille, Tjan, Yung L, M.I., Sonyezo, Tay Grin, Cabo Snoop & C.C Johnson.
As expected, Ric Hassani‘s vocals shine through over stunning instrumentals to make the effort such a masterclass. It comes with a balanced mixture of soulful synths as well as the Afro Pop culture that’s steadily growing and sealing Africa’s stamp on the global music map.
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