Ric Hassani narrates how M.I supported his music

Ric Hassani narrates how M.I supported his music

Nigerian recording artiste, Ric Hassani has shared his narrative on how no record label wanted to sign him due to his style of music. In his Twitter post, the Nigerian singer mentioned that only M.I Abaga believed in him.


Ric Hassani stated that when he migrated to Lagos no one wanted to listen to his music. The ‘Gentleman‘ crooner mentioned that everyone doubted his capability of cracking through the music market; however, M.I Abaga who was Choc City CEO at the time saw great talent in him.


In his post, he surprisingly mentioned that he recorded the hit song, ‘Gentleman’ in 2009 but it did not receive airplay until 2015. He went ahead to appreciate M.I for the opportunity to express himself.


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Also, Ric Hassani admonished his critics and naysayers to accord him with the respect he deserves.


Here is what he tweeted:

”I came to Lagos, not one person wanted to sign me or even give me an ear expect for the king MI and that was after I dropped Gentleman in 2015, and I’ve been here since 2009. You don’t want to know what I’ve been through, very few know the story.

Respect me appropriately, please.




Ric Hassani was nominated in three categories at the 2016 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).


These were for Best Artiste in African RnB 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’.

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