9ICE GETS A MOBO!

just a few steps away from that grammy?

just a few steps away from that grammy?

He sounded like a dreamer when he sang on his second album: ‘‘don’t doubt me, I will bring you the Grammy’’. But now, barely seven months after releasing his career-defining album gongo aso, 28 year-old hit-maker 9ice has recorded remarkable achievements that shows he’s on the right path, and may not be too far away from the coveted Grammy plaque, after all.

On June 27, three months after he was named best new act at the prestigious hip hop world awards, 9ice joined Will Smith, Amy Winehouse and other global music stars to perform at a tribute concert to commemorate Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday. It was a first for an act in his category and the achievement enhanced his status by no small measure.

Now, just a few days to his performance tour of the United States, 9ice has been crown the best artiste in the whole of Africa for 2008. The honour came on October 15, 2008 at the Music of Black origin awards (MOBO) in London.

9ice is the second Nigerian act to be so decorated. Last year, 2face beat a selection of African superstars (including compatriot D’Banj) to clinch the prize. For this year’s award, 9ice was up against a solid group of bona fide hit-makers, including Nigeria’s D’Banj, Psquare, Faze and Asa. It was the second time Psquare and D’Banj were being nominated.

‘‘I feel humbled. Very excited and grateful to God’’, the singer told us on Wednesday shortly after receiving his award. ‘‘We’re taking African music to the world. I’m proud to receive this award on behalf of my fellow artistes, nominees and Nigerians’’

He was accompanied to the event by his manager Oladehinde Fajana and his wife Toni Payne.

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6 Responses to “9ICE GETS A MOBO!”

  1. 91ce is the best act we ave in nigeria as at now.forget dbanj,2face,all of dem 9ice na no1

  2. YOUNG CASH Says:

    I like you so much nice ….keep it up man ….One Love.

  3. What is 9ice wearing. I saw the MOBO Awards and he was looking suitably dressed for the event, his speech was awkward and he didnt seem prepared.

    He definitely needs new PR Management. He needs ti remember he’s representing Nigeria and needs to make a distinct impression to open the door for other talents behind him.

  4. I meant to say, he didn’t look suitably dressed for the occasion

  5. I FEEL U 9ICE,AJASA GISTED ME ABOUT UR MOBO AWARD CELEBRATION.KEEP MOVING D STAR IS UR LIMIT CONTINUE WITH UR KOOOOOOOOOOOL,KALMMMMMM AND KOLLECTED CHARACTER

  6. I feel far more persons need to read this, quite very good info.

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