Popular Nigerian musician, Abolore Adegbola Akande, professionally known as 9ice, has opened up on why he will be voting for the All Progressives Congress(APC), presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the February 25 general elections.
9ice, in a recent interview trending on the internet, stated that Tinubu won his heart when he asked for his phone number after performing at an event.
According to the ‘Gongo Aso’ crooner, “while performing at a show, the former governor asked one of his boys to get my number”, and this alone meant a lot to him.
He added that “it’s not easy for a person of such repute in a crowded area to pick interest in an artiste, let alone collecting his phone number.”
The singer has left social media users in shock with his reason as they pondered on how justifiable this is. 9ice has joined the list of a few celebrities who have publicly declared support for Tinubu.
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In 1996, 9ice recorded his first demo, titled “Risi de Alagbaja”, but it was not until 2000 that he released his first official solo song, “Little Money”.
In 2008, 9ice released the single “Gongo Aso”. With the song gaining popularity, 9ice was asked to perform at the Nelson Mandela 90th Birthday Tribute concert in London in June 2008. He went on to win the Best Hip Hop Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards.
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“Gongo Aso” won him four further awards at the 2009 edition of the Hip Hop World Awards held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja: Album of the Year, Artiste of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Rap in Pop Album. In 2020, 9ice released another album, Tip of the Iceberg: Episode 1.
He is the founder and CEO of the record label Alapomeji Ancestral Record.
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