Ice Prince is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, rapper, recording artist and actor who is signed to chocolate music.
Born Panshak Henri Zamani in the year 30 October 1986 in the Nigerian city of Minna, Niger state. When he was two years of age Ice prince relocated with his family to Jos, Plateau State. While still residing in Jos, Ice Prince attended St. Murumba college from which he attended Science tutorial college Jos.
Ice prince began writing music as early as 1999 and was a member of his church choir singing the tenor. He performed at school events in his then high school and began getting studio sessions in 2001. In 2001,he formed a rap music group with a couple of friends and called it “Ecomog Squad” which would later split in 2003. In 2004, he alongside M.I, Jesse Jagz and a few other artists formed a record label called Loopy Music which would go on to release his first records.
He would later gain admission into the University of Jos to study Zoology where he dropped out after his first year, citing the death of his father and financial constraints.
Ice Prince would later get signed to Chocolate City following the footsteps of M.I and Jesse Jags. His breakthrough would not come until 2011 when he dropped Oleku which featured Brymo. It went on to be a smash hit and cemented his name as one of the top artists in Nigeria. Oleku was released to so much fanfare and he followed up with hits such as Superstar, aboki and Juju.
In 2011 he dropped his debut project “Everybody loves Ice Prince” which included hits such as superstar, Juju, Oleku. The album was popular among fans and received a lot of critical acclaim. By 2013, he dropped he dropped his next project “Fire Of Zamani”. Ice Prince has since dropped more projects.
In 2015 Ice Prince was made vice president of Chocolate city music, he also has a son named Jamal. Ice Prince cites Jay-Z, Talib Kweli, M.I, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill as his influences.
Ice Prince has released many albums which include;
- Everybody loves Ice Prince 2011
- Fire of Zamani 2013
- Trash Can 2015
- Jos To The World 2016
- C.O.L.D 2018
Ice Prince has bagged a lot of award nominations for his works and has won a lot awards which include:
- “Best Male Hip Hop Artist” at BEN TV Awards 2014
- “Best Rap Act of the Year” at Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2014
- “Best Hip Hop Video” at Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) 2013
- “Best Rap Act of the Year” at Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2013
- “Best International Act: Africa” at BET Awards 2013
- “Best Hip-Hop Artiste of the Year” at City People Entertainment Awards 2013
- “Most Gifted hip-hop video of the year” at Channel O music Awards 2012
- “Best Rap Album” at the Headies 2012
- “African Artist of the Year” at Ghana Music Awards 2012
- “Best Rap Single” at the Headies 2011
- “Song of the Year” at the Headies 2011
- “ Most Gifted New Comer Video” at Channel O Music Video Awards 2011
- “Best New Artist” at Dynamix All Youths Awards 2011
- “Hottest Single of the Year” at Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2011
- “Song of the Year” at City people Entertainment Awards 2011
- Young Artist of the Year” at Eko FM/ Radio Lagos Awards 2011
- “Hennessy Artistry” at Hennessy Artistry Club Tour 2011
Relationship and Personal life
Ice Prince has been linked with a lot of women as his popularity soared. The Oleku crooner was reportedly dating Eva Alordiah in his early days at Lagos and also has a son named Jamal, with a lady known as Bimbo Babatunde.
Ice Prince Net Worth
Ice Prince has an estimated net worth of about $ 4.5 million.