Abolore Akande (born January 17, 1980) popularly known as 9ice is a Nigerian hip-hop singer and politician. 9ice became popular after releasing the album Kongo Aso in 2008, the same year he won the MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Hip Hop Artist and the Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Award for Best African Act category. In 2015, he was appointed as Special Adviser to Abiola Ajimobi, the governor of Oyo State.
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- "Ajimobi appoints 9ice as Special Adviser". Vanguard News. 2015-04-09. Retrieved 2018-04-01.