I asked Ric Hassani the story behind the Gentleman tag, he said; “It’s really my natural temperament so I just try to create a brand around how I already am normally, so I don’t have to fake anything or put up a facade.”
Listening to The African Gentleman album, one would easily profile Ric Hassani as a lover boy or one who has had his fair share of relationships, yes we asked, and he said; “Definitely! I’ve had my experiences with love and relationships, so I draw a lot of inspiration from those experiences.”
“I HATE the gym and hate working out.”
TM Ng: Give us the backstory behind your favorite track off the Album.
Ric Hassani: My favorite changes a lot but, I really really like “As long as you love me“. I like the writing on it. I actually had the track a long time ago before the release, so I genuinely can’t really remember how the process went… (Laughs). What I do know is that I wasn’t thinking much about it and the lyrics came really quick. When we were about to drop the album we later finished it up and yeah, that’s it.
TM Ng: I’m curious, why does Believe have a double remix?
Ric Hassani: We had both verses from Olamide and Falz, we decided to put it out separately. We felt it will help stretch the marketing and make the promo better.
TM Ng: Since you started music, what has been your best moment and your most embarrassing moment?
Ric Hassani: My best time was my first time visiting and performing in Malawi. Work was the first time performing gentleman in Adekunle Gold’s “Gold” album launch.
We asked Ric Hassani to list five (5) things about himself which the public barely knows. Check out his list below;
- I wear medicated glasses
- I can’t fry plantain.
- Both my parents are Professors.
- I have a master’s degree.
- I HATE the gym and hate working out.
For those thinking Ric Hassani’s spectacles have always been for fashion only, think again.
It was an awesome experience hosting Ric Hassani on Truth Music Digest. If asked to describe Ric Hassani in one word, I would say “Gentle”. Cliché, right?
I describe Ric Hassani as gentle not because his brand pulls it through but because I feel it and I am sure you do, too ☺. Ric Hassani has succeeded in creating a brand that best suits his personality and just like he said, “…I just try to create a brand around how I already am normally, so I don’t have to fake anything or put up a façade”.
You can watch the full clip of our chat with Ric Hassani through our YouTube channel; Truth Music Ng.
Author/Interviewer: Stephanie Nwannukwu (@belleestephany)
Editor/Publisher: Nwokolo Chibuzo N’Buzz(@itsnbuzz)
Creative Direction/Videography: Fisayo Agunbiade (@skaterboifis)
Stylist: Abimbola K. Oladeji (@aakoworld)
Assisting Stylist: Femi Ajose (@iamcutesaint)
Photography: Oluwatobiloba Kelani (@kelzpicturesofficial)
Photography Assistant: Uthman Omosubomi (@knowuthman)
Video Editing: Marvin Ejiro (@marvinejiro)