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9ice @ 40:9 things you need to know about the music star

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Nigerian singer, Abolore Akande a.k.a 9ice is  officially 40 years old today.
To mark the special day, 9ice took to his Instagram to share some lovely photos from his birthday photoshoot. He also commended his parents and wife for taking care of him. He wrote:Thanks to my mum for giving birth to me. Never regretted coming to the world through her! Thanks to my dad for just not the sperm but the advice, the time, the commitment and the prayers. Thanks to my wife for always waking me up with prayers not for her but for me. We all need more prayers”.

In celebration of this talented singer and songwriter, TheNewsGuru takes a look at 9 things you need to know  about the self -proclaimed ‘Alapomeji’
  1. In an interview 9ice revealed that it took him years to attain stardom
Hear him:” I will say it took me about eight years before I attained stardom. I have started recording and releasing songs since 2000 and the fame and limelight came in 2007”.
  1. The ‘Gongo Aso’ crooner was playing football before he became a star.
“I was playing football. I was also in school just like every other young man out there trying every alternative to see which one would bring success”, he told Punch.
3.Back in 2008, 9ice won the award for Best Hip Hop Artist at the MTV Africa Music Awards
  1. After having four kids from three women, the ‘Photocopy’ crooner said there is no crime it.
“To have more children is not a crime, but the sad thing is that people would believe what they want to believe. I am currently in the studio working on new songs and I am also promoting my new song, ‘Ebami’, but no one would write about that. All they know is to peddle false news about me”, he said in an interview.
5.Back in 2018, the singer reportedly got married to one Adetola in the US. The marriage was carried out via Skype video calls.
  1. In April 2018, 9ice reconciled with Ruggedman after a long period of squabble .

  1.  9ice gave marriage his first shot by tying the knots with popular entertainment personality, Toni Payne in 2008. Though their marriage have since hit the rocks but they have a son together called Zion.

8.In 2008, 9ice released his sophomore album, ‘Gongo Aso’, which delivered not just hit songs but evergreen anthems.

9.In that same year, 9ice performed at Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday tribute.

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