Ice Prince Biography
Ice Prince born Panshak Zamani, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist and actor. He was born on 23 October 1986 in the city of Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.At the age of two, he moved with his family to the mining city of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. While residing in Jos, he attended St. Murumba College. He also attended the Science Tutorial College in Jos.
In 1999, he began writing Rap songs and started performing them at social events held at his school. It was not until 2001 that he began going to studios to record.
In 2002, he got together with a couple of friends and formed a group called the “Ecomog Squad”. They had few performances as a group and split a year later.
In 2004, he connected with M.I, Jesse Jagz, Ruby, Lindsey, Eve, Taz, and together they became what is now known today as the “Loopy Crew”.
He rose to fame after releasing “Oleku”, one of Nigeria’s most remixed songs of all time. He won the 2009 Hennessy Artistry Club Tour.
His achievements include one BET Award, one Ghana Music Award, three The Headies Awards, two Nigeria Entertainment Awards and two Channel O Music Video Awards.
His debut studio album, Everybody Loves Ice Prince, was released in 2011. It was supported by the singles “Oleku”, “Superstar”, “Juju” and “Magician”.
In 2013, Ice Prince released Fire of Zamani as his second studio album. The album contained the singles “Aboki”, “More”, “Gimme Dat” and “I Swear”.
Ice Prince is currently signed to Chocolate City. On 1 July 2015, Ice Prince was announced as the new Vice President of Chocolate City.
During an interview with Adeola Adeyemo, Ice Prince was asked to summarise his story. He said “I started out in Jos in a group called ECOMOG squad. We used to rap and sing together. The group split up after a few years and after that, I joined the choir in my church and started singing Tenor. That was about the time MI moved back to Nigeria and we became friends, we became family, we started living together, started making music together. I had a song that made it to Number 1 in Jos, that was when I started getting more attention. Then I got admitted into University of Jos to study Zoology but then I couldn’t really continue because of some financial constraint at the time.”
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Ice Prince Son – Ice Prince Girlfriend
Ice Prince has a son named Jamal with Bimbo Babatunde. In an interview with the Nigerian Tribune, the rapper said he dated Eva Alordiah when he first relocated to Lagos.
Ice Prince Religion
He is a muslim. He once in a facebook post posted, “Happy Ramadan to all the Muslim Brothers and Sisters! Love and God be with us”
Ice Prince Albums
- Everbody Loves Ice Prince 2011
- Fire of Zamani 2013
- Trash Can – EP 2015,EP
- Jos To The World 2016
Ice Prince Songs
- I Swear
- Marry You
- Gimme Dat
- N Word
- Can I Talk
- Whiskey feat. Sunny Neji
- I Swear feat. French Montana
- My Life
- One Day
- Komotion feat. Wizkid
- Olofofo (feat. Wizkid)
- Magician (feat. J Milla & Yung L)