9ice, born Alexander Abolore Adegbola Akande (born 17 January 1980 in Nigeria) is a Nigerian musician.
Born in a polygamous home with five wives and nine children in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, western Nigeria. She grew up on the outskirts of Bariga in Lagos. 9ice also dreams of becoming a musician.
9ice started singing at the age of 14. His parents discovered his singing talent and decided to allow him to become a musician. In 2008 he released the single Gongo Aso.
As it grew in popularity, the song 9ice was asked to appear at the Nelson Mandela 90th Birthday Tribute in London, England in June 2008. She won hip hop artist of the year at the MTV Africa Music Awards.
Gongo Aso won four other awards at the 2009 World Hip-Hop Awards held at the International Conference Center in Abuja: Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Rap on Pop Album.