9ice Biography | Early Life, Career, Net worth
His real name is Alexander Abolore Adegbola Akande, and he was born on the 17th January 1980. He is a Nigerian music artist, dancer, and songwriter.
He is one of the most notable Nigerian musicians, and the way he uses the Yoruba language in his music further makes him outstanding.
His lyrics are also proverbial, and this additionally stands him out. Further, his unique style of delivery has increased his popularity beyond the shores of the country. More features that stand him out will be discussed below.
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9ice Biography | Early life
9ice came from a polygamous family. His father has five wives and nine children. His family is based in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Nigeria, which is where 9ice was born.
He, however, migrated to Lagos, where he grew up in the Shomolu Bariga suburbs. His dream to become a musician started while he was young. His first attempt at music was when he was 14 years old.
As his good fortune would have it, his parents supported his dream of becoming a musician after noticing that he has the talent.
9ice Biography | Music career
The first demo ever recorded by 9ice was done in 1996 and titled Risi de Alagbaja. On the other hand, his first official solo song was released in 2000 and titled Little Money.
Then he released his song titled Gongo A So in 2008. This song was so popular that it shot him into the limelight.
Following the song’s release, 9ice was invited to London to perform at the Nelson Mandela 90th Birthday Tribute in June 2008.
He even won the Best Hip Hop Artists of the year at the MTV Africa Music Awards. This same song won him up to four additional awards at the Hip Hop World Awards held in 2009 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
The four awards are:
- Best Rap in Pop Album
- Song of the Year
- Artiste of the Year
- Album of the Year
9ice released an album in 2020 titled Tip of the Iceberg: Episode 1. He owns his one record label named Alapomeji Ancestral Records. His genres of music are Fuji Music, Afrobeats, and Hip Hop.
In the course of his music career, 9ice has collaborated with several other music artists, including the following:
- Sound Sultan
- Lord of Ajasa
- Id Cabassa
- Tuface Idibia
Some of his albums are highlighted below:
- Certificate released in 2007
- Gongo A So released in 2008
- Tradition released in 2009
- Certificate and Tradition reloaded released in 2010
- Versus/Bashorun Gaa released in 2011
- GRA/CNN released in 2014
- Id Cabasa released in 2016
- G.O.A.T released in 2018
- Fear of God released in 2020
- Tip of the Iceberg: Episode 1 released in 2020
What is 9ice’s net worth
We have mentioned several of the awards received by 9ice since he ventured into the music world.
One award we have not mentioned is the Best African Act Award at the 2008 edition of the MOBO. His net worth is estimated to be N500million.