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Rihanna 5 things to know about singer's rumoured new beau, Richie Akiva

HollyScoop reports that RiRi isn't dating actor Leonardo DiCaprio, as many assumed. Instead she's secretly seeing his good friend and businessman, Richie Akiva

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Rihanna and 1OAK Club owner, Richie Akiva allgedly dating play

Rihanna and 1OAK Club owner, Richie Akiva allgedly dating

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At first it was Leonardo DiCaprio alleged to be dating singer Rihanna but recent reports by HollySccop states the Bajan beauty is in fact seeing Leo's very good friend, and business man, Richie Akiva.

So we went digging and found out these five facts about the white boy reportedly making the pretty RiRi smile on every phone call, event and club nights.

  1. Richie Akiva was born and raised in the downtown Manhattan neighborhood Tribeca in New York.

  2. He is a good friend to rapper Jay Z and actor DiCaprio. In fact he considers both top guns his friends, brothers and icons. He said so on his Instagram in a TBT photo of them in November, writing: "2 KINGS 2 G's 2 GENIUSES 2 BROTHERS 2 FRIENDS 2 MENTORS 2 IDOLS #family #lovethese2 #wolves #roclafamilia #TBT"

  3. Richie was only 19 when he got introduced into the nightlife business by promoting parties. The promoting business turned out to be lucrative for Akiva, and led him to seek a future career in the nightlife industry. In was noted that his career took off when he started working with Scott Sartiano in 2000. This according to a June article in The Jewish Voice.

  4. Akiva is presently one of the owners of the famous 1OAK (One Of A Kind) night club in New York City and is good friends with A-List stars like Jamie Foxx and Naomi Campbell. He also owns other businesses like Butter club, the G Spa & Lounge, a dinner club called The Darby and is also part owner of the OSO Energy drink.

  5. Akiva is not a school dropout. He actually went to several different private schools, and eventually graduated from Dwight School on the Upper East Side.

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