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Alexander Abolore Adegbola Akande popularly known as 9ice AKA Alapomeji he is a Nigerian musician and politician, he was born on the 17th of January 1980.
He is from a polygamous home with five wives and nine children, in Ogbomosho, Oyo State in the Western part of Nigeria. He was raised in Bariga, a suburbs of Lagos. 9ice all his life has dreamt of being a musician, which led him to drop out of school, the Lagos State University whilst studying Law. 9ice began to involve in music when he was age 14, his parents discovered how gifted he was in music, and they decided to allow him to become a musician.
9ice recorded his first demo titled Risi de Alagbaja in 1996, but it was until the year 2000 that he released his first official solo song Little Money, the song was slightly accepted in Nigeria. Until in 2008, he released the single Gongo Aso, With the song gaining popularity and accepted all over the country, 9ice was invited to perform at the Nelson Mandela 90th Birthday Tribute concert in London, the United Kingdom in June 2008 alongside other A list artists. He then proceeded to claim the Best Hip Hop Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards.
The Gongo Aso song won him four different awards at the 2009 edition of the Hip Hop World Awards which was held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, Album of the Year, Artiste of the Year, Song of the Year and the Best Rap in Pop Album categories awards.
In 2020 9ice has dropped another album which he titled “Tip of The Iceberg: Episode 1” to top his previously released albums, he has a song so many good songs in his career, here is a list of some of his music.
- Certificate (2007)
- Gongo Aso (2008)
- Tradition (2009)
- Certificate and Tradition reloaded (2010)
- Bashorun Gaa/Versus (2011)
- CNN/GRA (2014)
- Id Cabasa (2016)
- G.O.A.T (2018)
- Seku Seye (2020)
- Tip of The Iceberg: Episode 1 (2020
9ice’s Political Career
Sometime in January 2014, 9ice announced his plans officially to run for a political office in 2015 elections as a House of Representatives member, representing the Ogbomoso North Constituency, Oyo state National Assembly. He contested for the seat under the political party APC but he lost at the party primaries election.
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9nice Net Worth
9ice has spent over two decades in the music industry and has signed some endorsements deals, he has also sold a lot of record in his career, he is one of the richest and highly influential artist in Nigeria, he has an estimated net worth of N500million.
9ice has been reportedly saying to own a mansion in Lekki, a house which he launched and dedicated to his ex-wife Toni Payne, the wrote with the caption. “My wife is my life, I’m grateful to God for giving me, Toni. The least I could do for now is this, I’m hoping to do more in the future,” he said.
Mercedes Benz C Class
The sweet white Convertible Mercedes Benz C Class is a 2017 model, it cost the musician about N31million. He posted it on his Instagram page with the caption on the photo. “Don’t you just love what white can do” it has the following features. The 4-wheel multilink suspension is sport-tuned for agility and precise response and subtly lowered for the stance that feels as good as it looks. Selective damping instantly firms up in corners, yet relaxes to tame rough roads.
Dimensions: 185-187″ L x 71-74″ W x 55-56″ H
Horsepower: 255 to 503 hp
MPG: Up to 21 city / 29 highway
Curb weight: 3,869 to 4,012 lbs
Engine: 2.0 L 4-cylinder, 3.0 L V6, 4.0 L V8
Mercedes Benz G wagon
His love for Mercedes Benz is just undying as we see yet another swift luxury Benz in his garage, he has used this car for some of his music video shoot. It contains the following, The car came with a standard and available technologies from dual 12.3-inch displays, intuitive steering-wheel Touch Controls, and voice control for the navigation, audio and numerous comfort features. with standard and available technologies from dual 12.3-inch displays, intuitive steering-wheel Touch Controls, and voice control for the navigation, audio and numerous comfort features. Comprises a 416 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque, the advanced biturbo V8 can thrust the G 550 from 0 to 60 in just 5.6 seconds.
Range Rover sport
The Range Rover sport has been reported to cost 9ice about N30million. It possesses the following.
MSRP: From N26million
Dimensions: 192″ L x 78″ W x 71″ H
Horsepower: 254 to 575 hp
Towing capacity: 5,511 to 7,716 lbs
Engine: 2.0 L 4-cylinder, 3.0 L 6-cylinder, 3.0 L V6 diesel, 5.0 L V8.
This is one of the musician’s first set of luxury cars, the Ferrari spider is said to cost about N90million. the car engine produces a maximum power of 600 PS (592 bhp – 441 kW) at 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 760 Nm (560 lb.ft) at 3000 rpm. The power is transmitted to the road by the rear-wheel-drive with a 7 speed Dual clutch Automatic gearbox.
9nice has done his time in the industry and has a lot of achievement, he is a man that has a taste and knows what he wants, hope you learn from his story. Thanks for reading.