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Alexander Abolore Adegbola
Born17 January, 1980 (age 41)
NationalityOyo State, Nigeria
Years active2000-present

Abolore Akande (born January 17, 1980) popularly known as 9ice is a Nigerian hip-hop singer and politician. 9ice became popular after releasing the album Kongo Aso in 2008. That same year, he won the MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Hip Hop Artist and the Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Award for Best African Act category.[1][2][3] In 2015, he was named as Special Adviser to Abiola Ajimobi, the governor of Oyo State.[4]

Background[change | change source]

9ice grew up in Lagos state, Nigeria in shomolu Bariga suburbs. 9ice had always dreamed of being a musician.[5] His parents support him while discovering that he has a singing talent.[6]

Career[change | change source]

9ice released the single Gongo Aso song in 2008 where the song start gaining popularity, 9ice perform at the Nelson Mandela 90th Birthday Tribert in London, United Kingdom in same year, June 2008.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nigerians sweep MTV Africa awards". BBC NEWS. 2008-11-23. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  2. "Dbanj wins 2012 MOBO Awards". Premium Times Nigeria. 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  3. Published (2015-12-15). "I never knew Gongo Aso would be a successful album –9ice". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  4. "Ajimobi appoints 9ice as Special Adviser". Vanguard News. 2015-04-09. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  5. Marriage or no marriage, I am with my children — 9ice - Vanguard News
  6. Before Stardom With... 9ice - Punch Newspapers
  7. BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Reporter's log: Mandela concert