9ice

9ice Sings On The Economy (Prod. DJ Coublon)

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9ice is known for his use of the Yoruba language in his music, and he sometimes mixes Yoruba proverbs with English, broken English, Hausa and Igbo comparing himself to Youssou N’Dour, who has won a couple of Grammys with music recorded in his mother tongue, and Yvonne Chaka-Chaka, whose music has also embraced her language.

9ice has been quoted as saying, “English language has been imposed on us but God graciously gave Yoruba language to us.

Due to these facts, 9ice puts the current economic situation in Nigeria on wax. He finds a way to pass his message across and still made a decent dance-ready tune over DJ Coublon instrumentals.

9ice won the award for Best Hip Hop Artiste at the MTV Africa Music Awards in 2008. At the third edition of the Hip Hop World Awards held in Nigeria, he won the Revelation of the Year award and Best Male Vocal Performer. A month later at the first SoundCity Music Video Awards, he was nominated in the category of Best New Artiste. 9ice’s biggest single is titled “Gongo Aso” and he’s is the founder of Alapomeji Records.

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. He lost out during the primaries. 9ice was named as a Special Adviser to the Oyo state Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

 

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