9ice, born Alexander Abolore Adegbola Akande (born 17 January 1980) is a Nigerian musician.

9ice
Birth nameAlexander Abolore Adegbola Akande
Also known as
  • Adigun
  • Bashorun Gaa
Born (1980-01-17) 17 January 1980 (age 40)
OriginOgbomosho, Oyo State, Nigeria
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer, Songwriter
Years active2000–present
LabelsAlapomeji Ancestral Records
Associated actsWizkid, Tuface Idibia, Id Cabassa, Lord of Ajasa, Olamide, Sound Sultan

Early lifeEdit

Born into a polygamous home of five wives and nine children, in Ogbomosho, Oyo State in Western Nigeria. He grew up in Bariga suburbs of Lagos. 9ice had also dreamed of being a musician.[1] 9ice began singing at the age of 14.[2] His parents discovered his singing talent, and decided to allow him become a musician.[3][4]

CareerEdit

In 1996, 9ice recorded his first demo titled Risi de Alagbaja, but it was not until 2000 that he released his first official solo song Little Money.[5][6]

In 2008, he released the single Gongo Aso. With the song gaining popularity, 9ice was asked to perform at the Nelson Mandela 90th Birthday Tribute concert in London, United Kingdom in June 2008.[7] He went on to win the Best Hip Hop Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards.[8][9]

Gongo Aso won him four further awards at the 2009 edition of the Hip Hop World Awards held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja: the Album of the Year, Artiste of the Year, Song of the Year and the Best Rap in Pop Album categories.[10]

In 2020, 9ice released another album entitled "Tip of The Iceberg: Episode 1"[11] to top his previously released albums.

Discography.Edit

  • Certificate (2007)
  • Gongo Aso (2008)
  • Tradition (2009)
  • Certificate and Tradition reloaded (2010)
  • Bashorun Gaa/Versus (2011)
  • CNN/GRA (2014)
  • Id Cabasa (2016)
  • G.O.A.T (2018)
  • Seku Seye[12] (2020)
  • Tip of The Iceberg: Episode 1 (2020)[11]

AwardsEdit

  • MOBO Best African Act 2008[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marriage or no marriage, I am with my children – 9ice". Vanguard News. 25 March 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  2. ^ Ikeru, Austine. "9ice Biography, History, Asset and Net Worth – Austine Media". Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  3. ^ Udeze, Chuka (25 June 2018). "9ice Biography And Everything You Need To Know About The Musician". BuzzNigeria – Famous People, Celebrity Bios, Updates and Trendy News. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  4. ^ Published. "Before Stardom With… 9ice". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  5. ^ editor (19 April 2020). "YouTube Music: Harnessing the Power of Google". THISDAYLIVE. Retrieved 20 April 2020.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  6. ^ Published. "Before Stardom With… 9ice". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Reporter's log: Mandela concert". 27 June 2008. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Singer releases 8th studio album titled 'ID Cabasa'". Pulse Nigeria. 22 November 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Nigerians sweep MTV Africa awards". BBC News. 23 November 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  10. ^ "My mother left me when I was 8 months old – 9ice". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  11. ^ a b "[Album] 9ice – Tip Of The Iceberg: Episode 1". VirginSound. 30 May 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  12. ^ "9ice releases new single, 'Seku Seye'". Pulse Nigeria. 19 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  13. ^ Olatunji Saliu (16 October 2008). "9ice Wins MOBO Award". Online Nigeria. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2008.