9ICE GETS HOOKED
Things are now looking up for Abolore Akande, the singer known as 9ice. With his new single ‘gongo aso’ currently burning charts across the country, business has never looked so good for the ethnic singer. And now, before you know it, he would have walked down the aisle with the woman that means the world to him. A source close to him told me during the week that he has given his lover an engagement ring, and that wedding is on the cards. ‘Yes, I’m engaged’, confirms 9ice himself. ‘Her name is Toni Oluwaseun Payne’Sources told AyeniTheGreat that 9ice’s fiancée, Toni Payne is the Los Angeles- based CEO of Toni Payne Line of Cosmetics and Apparel, TP Makeup Artistry, and Publisher of Nigerian Entertainment Magazine. A graduate of Computer Animation and video digital art from California State University, she began her own clothing and accessories retail company in 2003. Her father is from Lagos state while her mother hails from Abeokuta is Ogun state.