AKANDE, Abolore Adegbola(9ice)

Born January 17, 1980


Abolore, Adegbola (9ice)

Abolore Adegbola Akande popularly known as 9ice is a musician. 9ice began writing is own songs at age 14. After recording his first demo, he joined the group Mysterious Boys, with whom he did a couple of tracks before going on to form his own, now defunct, group, Abinibi. Having recorded his first demo, titled Risi De Alagbaja, in 1996, and his first solo song, "Little Money" in 2000, 9ice had to wait until 2005 before gaining recognition in the Nigerian music market. The song "Little Money was what brought 9ice to spotlight. Soon after this, he did collaborations with different Nigerian artists that prompted the release of another hit single, "Ganja Man". Id.Cabasa produced this single, which was released with other songs in March 2006. The reggae tone and playful style of the song made it an instant hit. 9ice is the founder of Alapomeji Records Company. 9ice has bagged numerous awards such as "Best Hip Hop Artist at the MTV Africa Music Awards" in 2008 and "Best Male Vocal Performer" is a big fan of Pasuma Wonder, he kick-started his singing career with Fuji music. 9ice derives his inspiration from his environment, and music from the likes of Ebenezer Obey, King Sunny Adé, Tatalo Alamu, the late Alhaji Ayinla Omowura, and the late Alhaji Haruna Ishola. In 2014, 9ice revealed that he was going to contest for a political office in his native Ogbomosho in Oyo state. He joined the All Progressive Congress (APC) and declared his interest to contest for a seat at the Federal House of Representatives. However, He lost out during the primaries. 9ice was named as a Special Adviser to the Oyo state Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Founder, Alapomeji Records
State of Origin: Ogbomosho, Oyo State
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A

Michelle, Zion, Maya and Miya

Profession Musician , Politician
Working Experience

Special Advicer, Oyo state Governor; Founder, Alapomeji Records,

Abule Okuta Primary School; CMS Grammar School, Lagos; Lagos State University, Lagos

All Progressives Congress (APC)

– Winner, “Most Indigenous Act” by Nigerian Entertainment Awards, 2007;
– Winner, “Best African Act” by MOBO, 2008;
– Winner,”Best Act” by Nigerian Music Awards, 2008;
– Winner,”Best Act”by Nigerian Entertainment Awards, 2008;
– Winner, “Future Awards”;

– Winner, MTV Base Best Hip-hop Act, 2008;
– Winner, LTV/Eko Fm Awards;

– Winner, “Most Promising Act”by Dynamix Awards, 2007;
– Winner, “Best Song of The Year”by Dynamix Awards, 2008;
– Winner, “Best Vocal Performance Male” by Hip-hop World Awards, 2008;
– Winner, “Revelation of The Year”, by Hiphop World Awards, 2008;
– Winner, “Gbedu Awards”, 2008;
– Winner, “Best Album” by Hip-hop World Awards, 2009;
– Winner, “Best Act” by Hip-hop World Awards, 2009;
– Winner, “Best Song” by Hip-hop Awards, 2009;
– Winner, “City People’s Award”, 2009.

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