9ice is a popular Nigerian musician, born in 1980. His original name is Alexander Abolore Adegbola Adigun Alapomeji Ajifolajifaola and he is popular by his stage name: 9ice. He is popular and richer than most Nigerian singers and performers today. 9ice has a huge fan following.
His major genre is hip hop and world fusion. He has been in collaboration with various other artists like Oritsefemi, Lord of Ajasa, VTEK, Prodo, T Y Mix, Zimbocrix, Tuface Idibia, Olamide Id Cabassa . He has also been interested in politics and has served being a special Adviser to the Oyo state Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
Music Career and Biography
9ice initially worked with a group called Mysterious Boys. He did some tracks with that group. He now has his own group called Abinibi. He sings solo in this new formation and Risi De Alagbaja was his first solo singing work in 1996, at the age of 16. However, he didn’t get much recognition at the beginning of his career.
He finally got to be a known artist at the Nigerian Music awards in 2005. He didn’t give up all these years and kept going, thanks to his industrious nature. He is famous for using Yuroba style in his musical work.
He also mixes Yuroba proverbs with English and creates a fusion of English, Hausa, broken English and Igbo. Throughout his career so far, he has appeared in many university campuses for live shows and gained popularity amongst university students. Not only that, he has also done a number of live shows abroad like London, Chicago, Houston, MaryLand and New York.
9ine has won many awards, Professional Awards, TV awards and also some magazine awards throughout his career.
He has a long list of professional awards. 9ice won the MOBO Best African Act 2008, in the same year he won the award for Nigerian Music Awards Best Act 2008 and also the Nigerian Entertainment Awards Best Act 2008.
In the year 2007, 9ice won the Nigerian Entertainment Awards Most Indigenous Act 2007
He has won two TV awards: the MTV Base Best Hiphop Act 2008 award and the LTv/Eko Fm Awards. Apart from this, he has also has a long list of magazine awards to his name. In the year 2007, he won the Dynamix Awards Most Promising act 2007.
In the year 2008, he won the Hiphop World Awards Best Vocal Performance Male 2008 and also the Hiphop World Awards Revelation of The Year 2008.
He also won the Dynamix Awards Best Song of The Year award in 2008. The next year, in 2009, he won the award for Hiphop World Awards Best Album 2009 and also Hiphop World Awards Best Act 2009.
He was also awarded with the prize of Artiste of the Year – 2009 along with Hiphop World Awards Best Song 2009. He has also been victorious at the Gbedu Awards 2008 and the City People’s Award 2009.
Net worth of 9ice
9ice has a net worth of 9 million US Dollars.
Genres: Hip hop music, world fusion
Labels: Alapomeji Records
Associated acts: T Y Mix, Tuface Idibia, Id Cabassa, Lord of Ajasa, Olamide ., Oritsefemi, Prodo, VTEK, Zimbocrix
Albums: Certificate, CNN/GRA, Tradition, Gongo Aso, ID Cabasa