9ice, born Alexander Abolore Adegbola Akande (born 17 January 1980) is a Nigerian musician, songwriter and dancer.He is known for his powerful use of the Yoruba language in his music as well as his proverbial lyrics and unique style of delivery.

Birth nameAlexander Abolore Adegbola Akande
Also known as{{hlist|Adigun|Bashorun Gaa Bashorun Gaa, Baale
Born (1980-01-17) 17 January 1980 (age 41)
OriginOgbomosho, Oyo State, Nigeria
Occupation(s)Singer, Songwriter
Years active2000–present
LabelsAlapomeji Ancestral Records
Associated actsWizkid, Tuface Idibia, Id Cabasa, Burna Boy Lord of Ajasa, Olamide, Sound Sultan, Bella Shmurda

Early lifeEdit

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


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.[4][3]

In 2008, 9ice 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.[5] He went on to win the Best Hip Hop Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards.[6][7]

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.[8]

In 2020, 9ice released another album entitled "Tip of The Iceberg: Episode 1"[9] to top his previously released albums. He is the Founder and CEO of his own music record label Alapomeji Ancestral Record. [1]

9ICE's CD 'S Albums Discography.Edit

  • Certificate (2007)
  • Gongo Aso (2008)
  • Tradition (2009)
  • Certificate and Tradition reloaded (2010)
  • Versus/Bashorun Gaa (2011)
  • GRA/CNN (2014)
  • Id Cabasa (2016)
  • G.O.A.T (2018)
  • Fear of God(2020)[10] (2020)
  • Tip of The Iceberg: Episode 1 (2020)[9]


  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards Most Indigenous Act 2007
  • MOBO Best African Act 2008[11]
  • MTV Africa Music Awards Best Hip Hop Artist 2008
  • Dynamix Awards Artist Of The Year 2008
  • Hip Hop Awards Best Vocal Performance 2008
  • Hip Awards Revelation Of The Year 2008
  • Hip Hop Awards Song Of The Year 2009
  • Hip Hop Awards Best R&B/Pop 2009
  • Hop Hop Awards Album Of The Year 2009
  • Hip Hop Awards Artist Of The Year 2009

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Marriage or no marriage, I am with my children – 9ice". Vanguard News. 25 March 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b "Before Stardom With… 9ice". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  4. ^ "YouTube Music: Harnessing the Power of Google". THISDAYLIVE. 19 April 2020. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Reporter's log: Mandela concert". 27 June 2008. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Singer releases 8th studio album titled 'ID Cabasa'". Pulse Nigeria. 22 November 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Nigerians sweep MTV Africa awards". BBC News. 23 November 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  8. ^ "My mother left me when I was 8 months old – 9ice". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  9. ^ a b "[Album] 9ice – Tip Of The Iceberg: Episode 1". VirginSound. 30 May 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  10. ^ "9ice releases new single, 'Seku Seye'". Pulse Nigeria. 19 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  11. ^ Olatunji Saliu (16 October 2008). "9ice Wins MOBO Award". Online Nigeria. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2008.

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