The Artiste 9ICE, (Abolore Akande) known for his versatality
and proverbial lyrics and unique style started his singing and writing career
at the age of fourteen. Justifiably tagged "the hit maker", 9ICE
conveys with his music, a new ethnic flavor and eclectic style that is uniquely
his. Years of studying the industry and refining his skills, has helped
him develop his musical ideology and style. His powerful use of the yoruba
language and his lyrical abilities sets him apart from most artiste in his
genre and in his opinion; is what makes him 9ice.
This unique style, evident on all of his songs some
of which include hit song "Gongo Aso", "Little money",
"Ganja Man", "Talent dey waste" as well as on collaborations
like the song 'Ruggedy Baba' a hit track he did with Nigeria's Ruggedman.
The Gongo Aso Phenomenon
9ice, whose hit single “Gongo Aso” from his new
released album (this album has been tagged the most anticipated album of
2008), aspires to raise his game, push the creative envelope and transcend
He is working hard to build a solid, outstanding body of
work that hopefully will outlive him. He aims in all ways to become a reference
point for Nigerian artistes anywhere. Reminiscent of the likes of Fela,
Youssour Ndour and Angelique Kidjo, he hopes to someday become a cultural
ambassador with his music. He believes consistency, originality as well
as old-fashioned hard work are the keys to achieving all these.
His music credits include collaborations with RuggedMan
on the chart topping ‘RuggedyB
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aba’, the powerful social commentary ‘Make
dem talk’ recorded with 2Shotz, as well as tracks from his first
album “the Certificate”, and his hit single from his sophomore
album “ Gongo Aso”.
His musical influences range from Wyclef Jean to
the Miliki Maestro, Ebenezer Obey. 9ice is without a doubt leaving his
mark in the Afro hip-hop circle and worldwide
Who is your favourite Naija Artist, would you pick Dbanj,
Tuface, Infinity, Seirra Naija or Tosin Martins or someone else maybe a
new talent who is just coming up.
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