121 songs • 8 albums
9ice, whose real name is Alexander Abolore Adegbola Adigun, is a Nigerian musician and songwriter. He was born on January 17, 1980, in Bariga, Lagos State, Nigeria.
9ice started his music career in 2000 when he released his first demo titled "Risi De Alagbaja," which gained him some recognition in the Nigerian music industry. His debut album, "Certificate," was released in 2007 and contained hit singles such as "Gongo Aso" and "Street Credibility," which earned him several nominations and awards.
Since then, 9ice has released several successful albums such as "Gongo Aso" (2008), "Tradition" (2009), and "Bashorun Gaa" (2011), which established him as one of the leading musicians in Nigeria. He has collaborated with several international artists, including Akon, who featured on the remix of his hit single "Gongo Aso."
9ice's music style is a mix of traditional Yoruba music and modern afro-pop, which he calls "Afro Juju." His lyrics are often socially conscious and address issues such as poverty, corruption, and national unity. He is also known for his ability to infuse proverbs and idioms into his music, which is a common trait in Yoruba culture.
Aside from music, 9ice is also an entrepreneur and a politician. In 2014, he contested for a seat in the Oyo State House of Assembly under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) but was not successful. He has also ventured into the hospitality industry with the opening of his own nightclub in Lagos.
In conclusion, 9ice is a talented musician and songwriter who has made significant contributions to the Nigerian music industry. His unique blend of traditional Yoruba music and modern afro-pop has won him a large fan base both in Nigeria and abroad.