9ice Biography, Age, Songs, Albums, Marriage, Wife, Children, House, Cars, Net Worth, and Career

9ice Biography, Age, Songs, Albums, Marriage, Wife, Children, House, Cars, Net Worth, and Career

9ice is a multi-award-winning Nigerian musician known for his effective use of the Yoruba language in his music and versatility, proverbial lyrics, and unique style of delivery.

9ice Biography Biography

Real nameAlexander Abolore Adegbola Akande
Stage name9ice
Sources of incomeEntertainment
Date of birth17 January 1980 (age 44 years old)
Country of OriginOyo, Nigeria
Net worth$4 million

Early Life

Alexander Abolore Adegbola Akande aka 9ice (born 17 January 1980), into a polygamous home of five wives and nine children, in Ogbomosho, Oyo State in Western Nigeria. He is a Nigerian musician, songwriter, and performer. He grew up in the Shomolu Bariga suburbs of Lagos.

As a child growing up, 9ice’s parents did not have it all, which led to different struggles. He initially did not have much of a good relationship with his father and terms what they had, like a cat and dog relationship, until after his father learned to tolerate him.

He dreamed of being a musician. His parents discovered his singing talent and decided to allow him to become a musician.


He attended Abule Okuta Primary School and then C.M.S. Grammar School Bariga for his secondary education. After that, he stayed home for more than four years because he couldn’t get admission to study at the University.

Then, he explored other menial jobs and did many things like boxing, football, and writing. Later, 9ice got admission to study Law at the Lagos State University but dropped out to concentrate on his music career.


In 1996, 9ice recorded his first demo, “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 other awards at the 2009 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 C.E.O. of the record label Alapomeji Ancestral Record.



Certificate (2007)

Gongo Aso (2008)

Tradition (2009)

Certificate and Tradition reloaded (2010)

Versus/Bashorun Gaa (2011)

GRA/CNN (2014)

Id Cabasa (2016)

G.O.A.T. (2018)

Fear of God(2020)

Tip of the Iceberg: Episode 1 (2020)

Singles (selected)

Aranbada (2021)

Sobo (2020)

Glory (2020)

Seku Seye (2020)

Agbatan (2020)

Zaddy (2020)

Pabanbari (2018)

Living Things (2016)

Lords Prayer (2016)

Aunty (2016)

Ogara (2016)

Life Drama (2014)

Shakashiki (2011)

Life is Beautiful (2011)

Everyday (2011)

No Be Mistake (2009)

Respect is Reciprocal (2009)

Gbamu Gbamu (2009)

Alapomei Anthem (2009)

Anytime (2009)

Bo Kini Yen (2009)

Pete-Pete (2009)

Gongo Aso (2008)

Street Credibility ft. 2Face (2008)

Party Rider (2008)

Kinda Life (2008)

Photocopy (2008)

Ade Ori (2008)

Pamurogo (2008)

Kasa Final (2008),

Wedding Day (2008)

Little Money (2007)


2007: Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Most Indigenous Act

2008: MOBO –

Best African Act

2008: MTV Africa Music Awards – Best Hip Hop Artist

2008: Dynamix Awards – Artist of the Year

2008: Hip Hop Awards – Best Vocal Performance

2008: Hip Awards – Revelation of the Year

2009: Hip Hop Awards – Song of the Year

2009: Hip Hop Awards – Best R&B/Pop

2009: Hip Hop Awards – Album of the Year

2009: Hip Hop Awards – Artist of the Year

Music Influence

He was a big fan of Pasuma Wonder, leading him to venture into Fuji music. He derives his inspiration from his environment and the likes of Ebenezer Obey, King Sunny Adé, Tatalo Alamu, Late Alhaji Ayinla Omowura, and Late Alhaji Haruna Ishola.

Political Career

In January 2014, 9ice announced plans to run for political office in 2015 as a House of Representatives member representing the Ogbomoso North Constituency, Oyo State, in the National Assembly.

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He contested for the seat under the umbrella of the A.P.C. but lost at the party primaries. In April 2015, the “Gongo Aso” singer was appointed a special adviser to the former Governor of Oyo State, (late) Abiola Ajimobi.

Personal Life

9ice and Toni Payne have a child together, Zion Akande. Currently, 9ice and his wife, Olasunkanmi Ajala, have a daughter, Michelle Abolanle Akande, who was born before marriage. Moreover, 9ice has twin girls named Maya and Miya Akande, born to a woman named Vickie Godis.

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Failed Marriage with Toni Payne

In July 2008, after 9ice was introduced to Toni Payne by a mutual friend, Ruggedman, the two got married. The marriage lasted for two years, with the musician announcing their separation after their first child Zion. It was rumored that the marriage crashed due to infidelity with 9ice’s song, “Once Bitten,” which claimed to be directed at his estranged wife’s perceived romance with Ruggedman.

However, after six years, 9ice apologized to Ruggedman and Payne. Although they seem to have gone past their differences, according to Ruggedman, his relationship can never be the same with 9ice again.

9ice Has Been Married Three Times (So Far)

In July 2008, 9ice married Toni Payne; the marriage lasted for two years.

9ice married Adetola Anifalaje, a software engineer in the United States, in 2018, but it again ended in another divorce.

He married a Lagos-based event planner, Olasunkanmi Ajala when he was 39.


9ice is said to own a mansion in Lekki, which he launched and dedicated to his ex-wife Toni Payne, according to the caption. “My wife is my life, I’m grateful to God for giving me, Toni. “This is the least I can do for now; I hope to do more in the future,” he said.


Mercedes Benz C Class

The musician paid about N31 million for the sweet white Convertible Mercedes Benz C Class, which is a 2017 model. He captioned the photo and posted it on his Instagram page. “Don’t you just love what white can do?” includes the following elements.

The four-wheel multilink suspension has been sport-tuned for agility and precise response, and it has been subtly lowered for a stance that feels as good as it looks. Selective damping instantly firms up in corners while relaxing to smooth out rough roads.

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Mercedes Benz G wagon

His passion for Mercedes-Benz is undying, as evidenced by the presence of yet another swift luxury Benz in his garage; he has used this car for some of his music video shoots. It includes the following items:

The vehicle included standard and optional technologies such as dual 12.3-inch displays, intuitive steering-wheel Touch Controls, voice control for navigation and audio, and numerous comfort features. with dual 12.3-inch displays, intuitive steering-wheel Touch Controls, and voice control for navigation, audio, and numerous comfort features as standard and optional technologies.

The advanced Biturbo V8 engine with 416 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque can propel the G 550 from 0 to 60 in 5.6 seconds.

Range Rover sport

The Range Rover Sport is said to cost around N30 million. It has the following characteristics.

MSRP: N26 million and up
Horsepower: 254 to 575 hp Dimensions: 192′′ L x 78′′ W x 71′′ H
Towing capacity ranges from 5,511 to 7,716 pounds.
Engine options include a 2.0 L 4-cylinder, a 3.0 L 6-cylinder, a 3.0 L V6 diesel, and a 5.0 L V8.

Social Media

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Net Worth

9ice is currently one of the richest and most influential artists in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars. 9ice has been in the music industry for over two decades and has signed some endorsement deals. He has also sold a lot of records in his career and is one of Nigeria’s richest and most influential artists.

People Also Ask for FAQs

How rich is 9ice?

9ice is currently one of the richest and most influential artists in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars. 9ice has been in the music industry for over two decades and has signed some endorsement deals. He has also sold a lot of records in his career and is one of Nigeria’s richest and most influential artists.

What is the full name of 9ice?

Alexander Abolore Adegbola Akande

How old is 9ce?

9ice is 44 years of age. Born on 17 January 1980.

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