Alexander Abolore Adegbola Akande popularly known by his stage name 9ice is a Nigerian singer born 17 January 1980 in Ogbomosho, Oyo State.
9ice was born in a polygamous family of five wives and nine children and grew up in Bariga, Lagos. 9ice at the age of fourteen started writing his own songs.
However, it was around 2000 when his parent discovered his singing talent and allowed him to venture into his music.
9ice love for Fuji King, Pasuma Wonder’s music led him to the Fuji genre. He also derives inspiration from Ebenezer Obey, King Sunny Ade, Late Alhaji Haruna Ishola, Late Alhaji Ayinla Omowura, Tatalo Alamu.
9ice dropped out from the Lagos State University (LASU) where he was studying Law to concentrate on Music.
9ice recorded his first demo titled “Risi de Alagbaja” in 1996 but it was not until 2000 that he released his first official solo song titled “Little Money” which was the lead single from his Debut Album, “Certificate“.
He , however, rose to prominence in 2008 after he released “Gongo Aso” as the lead single from his second studio album of the same name.
The album also had hits like Street Credibility, “Party Rider”, “Photocopy”, “Pamurogo” amongst others.
He founded his own record label, Alapomeji Records under which he released most of his albums.
In 2008, 9ice married his first wife Toni Payne and the couple had a son. Two years later, he announced their separation which fueled rumors that Toni Payne had cheated on him with her good friend, Ruggedman a claim both party denied.
9ice is currently for the third time to Olusunkammi Ajala with which he has a daughter with.
In 2014, 9ice announced his plan to run for House of Representative member representing Ogbomoso North in the National Assembly, he contested under the umbrella of APC but lost at the primaries.
9ice has won multiple awards which includes MOBO Awards, Nigerian Entertainment Awards, MTV Africa Music Awards, Hip Hop World Awards, Future Awards.
9ice currently has ten albums to his name which includes, “certificate”, “Gongo Aso”, “Tradition”, “Certificate and Tradition Reloaded”, “Bashorun Gaa/Versus”, “CNN/GRA”, “ID Cabasa”, “G.O.A.T”, “Seku Seye”, “Tip of the Iceberg: Episode 1”.
Though his current net worth can’t be accurately determined, he is estimated to have a net worth of $1.7 million.
Frequently Asked Question
What is 9ice Net Worth?
9ice net worth can’t be accurately determined though he is estimated to have a net worth of $1.7 million.
Who is 9ice’s wife?
9ice got married to Olusankammi Ajala in 2019
How old is 9ice now?
9ice is currently 40 years old as of 2020
What is 9ice first album?
“Certificate” is 9ice first album
What is the real name of 9ice?
Alexander Abolore Adegbola Akande
When did 9ice sing?
9ice started singing at the age of 14.