After Ric Hassani serenaded us with hit single "Only You", and its stunning visuals, it was no wonder that his album The African Gentleman was so well-received.
The album starts off with an acoustic version of "Gentleman", which is a familiar favourite that offers a heartwarming take on chivalry and love. The project reaches Pan African status as it features artists from all over Africa such Mumba Yachi, Mr Nomsy, Johnny Drille, M.I and many others.
The songs from The African Gentleman blend contemporary pop with r&b sounds. iTunes states that:
"Hassani's sweet, R&B-tinged vocals perfectly balance with the album's sense of wistful yearning akin to legendary contemporaries like Craig David in songs like 'Gentleman' and 'Marry You'.
Elsewhere, uptempo numbers like 'Oge Nana and 'Sweet Mother' hold a joyous exuberance that marks Hassani out as one of the most compelling voices in modern Nigerian soul."
You can listen to the entire album on Ric Hassani's Youtube Channel or on other streaming services, but until then, these are our favourites from the album: