Richard was first influenced by music when he has started working as General Manager for MCM Africa (Former Trace TV) in 1997where he met music legends like Compay Segundo, Khaled, Papa Wemba, Richard Bona etc. Recruited by MTV Networks Europe in London, he was in charge of the Talent & Artist Networks where he helped scouting talents in Africa, manage relationships with Afro-American and Panafrican artists and create synergies with international labels, producers, publishers and event producers. He was involved in the international development of artists like Asa, P-Square, Kaysha, Jose Chameleone and worked alongside international acts who performed in some MTV live events Re John Legend, Eve, Will Smith, Ludacris, Pras Michel. Later on, Richard has launched National Geographic Music including African, Asian, Latin & North American, music and video content. Then he produced shows, booked talents for his own company i.e Seal (Nigeria), Wayne Beckford, Amel bent (Morocco), Ben Harper, Nneka, Cesaria Evora (Italy), managed talents re Actor Gary Dourdan and design business strategies for Media & Music Groups i.e Island Africa.