9ice

9ice

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Biography

Born Alexander Abolore Adigun on 17, January 1980, 9ice is a contemporary folk/highlife singer, rapper, record producer, music executive and later day politician. He hails from Oyo state but grew up in the Bariga ghetto area of Lagos.

Singing in his Yoruba dialect and making generous use of local proverbs, 9ice became a huge crossover star with the phenomenal success of his 2008 single Gongo Aso. 9ice attracted some backlash in 2014 when he warned bloggers to desist from uploading his music for free on their various websites.

In 2015, 9ice ventured into politics, contesting unsuccessfully for a seat in the Oyo state Federal House of Assembly. He was subsequently named special adviser to the governor.

Discography

Albums

CNN & GRA 2014

Bashorun Gaa & Versus 2011

Tradition 2009

Gongo Aso 2008

Certificate 2007

Singles

Pace setter with Vector

Little money

Gongo aso

Street credibility with 2face

Wedding day

Party rider

Loke with Sean Tizzle

Photocopy

Gbamu gbamu

Energy

Angeli with Vector

No be mistake

3310

Everyday

Beautiful with 2face Idibia

Life drama

Loni ni with Da Grin

Lord’s prayer

Shakashiki

Awards

2008 MOBO Best African Act

2009 The Future Awards Musician of the Year

2008 Hip Hop World Awards Best Vocal Performance (male)- Rugeddy Baba with Rugged man

2009 Hip Hop World Awards Best Pop/R&B album- Gongo Aso

2009 Hip Hop World Awards Artiste of the Year

2009 Hip Hop World Awards Album of the Year

2009 Hip Hop World Awards Song of the Year- Gongo Aso

2012 Headies Best Rap single- Angeli with Vector#

Fun facts

9ice was raised in a polygamous home. His father had 9 children from five wives.

9ice himself has fathered children from 3 different women.

He gained admission to study Law at Lagos State University but had to drop out as he could not afford the daily commute from Bariga to Ojo.

 

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