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Updated: Apr 26, 2022

Birth Name:  Alexander Abolore Agboola Akande 

Stage Name: 9ice

Birth Date: January 17, 1980  

Occupation(s): Songwriter, Singer 

Genre: Hip Hop, Afrobeats

Years Active: 2000 - Present

Net Worth: $1.7 million


Personal life

9ice was born into a polygamous home of five wives and nine children, in Ogbomosho, Oyo State in Western Nigeria. He grew up in shomolu Bariga suburbs of Lagos.

9ice dreamed of being a musician and his parents discovered his singing talent, and decided to allow him live his dream. He is known for his powerful use of the Yoruba language in his music as well as his proverbial lyrics and unique style of delivery.


In 1996, 9ice recorded his first demo titled "Risi de Alagbaja", but it was not until 2000 that he released his first official solo song "Little Money".

In 2008,  he released the single "Gongo Aso". With the song gaining popularity, 9ice was asked to perform at the Nelson Mandela 90th Birthday Tribute concert in London, United Kingdom in June 2008. He went on to win the Best Hip Hop Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards.

"Gongo Aso" won him four further awards at the 2009 edition of the Hip Hop World Awards held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja: the Album of the Year, Artiste of the Year, Song of the Year and the Best Rap in Pop Album categories.

In 2020, 9ice released another album entitled "Tip of The Iceberg: Episode 1" to top his previously released albums. He is the Founder and CEO of his own music record label Alapomeji Ancestral Record


  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards Most Indigenous Act 2007
  • MOBO Best African Act 2008
  • MTV Africa Music Awards Best Hip Hop Artist 2008
  • Dynamix Awards Artist Of The Year 2008
  • Hip Hop Awards Best Vocal Performance 2008
  • Hip Awards Revelation Of The Year 2008
  • Hip Hop Awards Song Of The Year 2009
  • Hip Hop Awards Best R&B/Pop 2009
  • Hop Hop Awards Album Of The Year 2009
  • Hip Hop Awards Artist Of The Year 2009


  • Certificate (2007)
  • Gongo Aso (2008)
  • Tradition (2009)
  • Certificate and Tradition reloaded (2010)
  • Versus/Bashorun Gaa (2011)
  • GRA/CNN (2014)
  • Id Cabasa (2016)
  • G.O.A.T (2018)
  • Fear of God(2020)
  • Tip of The Iceberg: Episode 1 (2020)
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