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Panshak Zamani, better known by his stage name Ice Prince, is a prominent Nigerian Hip hop Artist and the winner of Hennessy Artistry 2009. He is signed to Chocolate City music label Chocolate City Group.

Early life

Ice Prince was born Panshak Zamani in the city of Minna, Niger State, Nigeria. At age two, he moved with his family to the mining city of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, which is his parents’ home state. Ice Prince is Ngas. In Jos he received his secondary education at St. Murumba College, the same school that produced superstars P-Square and Mikel Obi, and Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State, Nigeria among many others. He also attended the Science Tutorial College in Jos, where in 1998 he began writing hip hop music, which he described as ‘rubbish’, and performing it at secondary school parties, club days and formals. It was not until 2001 that he began going to studios to record and began meeting people. In 2002, he got together with a couple of his friends and formed a group called the Ecomog Squad. They had a few performances as a group and split a year later.In 2004 He met hit makers – the Abaga brothers – M.I. and Jesse Jagz at a young persons’ forum. Together with M.I., Jesse Jagz, Ruby, Lindsey, Eve, and Taz they became what is now known today as the ‘Loopy Crew’.

Music career

In 2004, ‘Extraordinary’ his debut single was released. One of his single’s ‘Rewind’ has been on radio station charts in Abuja and Lagos. It has been on Rhythm Fm Top 7 chart, notjustok hype, Unilag Fm, Zain Central Station, Inspiration Fm, Top Fm’s Top of the Morning, Cosmo Fm Top Hits, Africa Connect Chat Show, Kiss Top 20 Africa and has also been No.1 on Cool Fm and Vision Fm in Abuja.
(2009): Hennessy Artistry

In 2009 Ice Prince participated in the Hennessy artistry competititon which was organized by the Hennessy brand which supports urban and contemporary music. The competition featured the likes of Bez, Mo’cheddah, Blaise, and Jimmy Flames and Ice Prince came out 1st with his lead single “Badman” at the end of the competition.

(2010):Oleku
Main article: Oleku

Ice Prince Zamani lived up to the hype and delivered a smash hit Oleku in 2010 which is his official single under the Chocolate City label. Ice Prince‘s ‘rap resume’ has a long list of songs he’s been featured on. From Banky W to YQ, eLDee and Naeto C, A’West, Dekunle Fuji, Kel, Gino, Terry Tha Rapman, Sauce Kid, Rollins Avns, Djinee, Mo Cheddah, Wizkid and the obvious suspects M.I, Jesse Jagz just to name a few. He’s worked with the biggest artistes in the industry. With his album;Everybody loves Ice Prince(2011) and various hit singles to his name, he’s forged a reputation as one of the hottest rappers in Nigeria and Africa at large.

(2012-present):More,Aboki,VIP

In 2012,he began frequent collaborations with Grip Muzik producer Chopstix,releasing the smash hit,Aboki in the summer of 2012.An accompanying music video was released alongside it. Aboki performed creditably across African Charts. Alongside Aboki,Ice Prince released the single ‘MORE’, also produced by Chopstix.The single was also released with a music video. On the 25th of January 2013,Ice Prince released one of the most anticipated songs of the new year,the monstrous remix to his 2012 summer hit;Aboki. The remix features Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie,South African artist Khuli Chana,Mercy Johnson,Wizkid and MI. Now regarded as Chocolate City’s main breadwinner,Ice Prince followed up this release with two new singles in May;Gimme dat and VIP,continuing to work with Chopstix. The track VIP has however been criticized for bearing so much resemblance to his previous singles,Aboki and Aboki remix. The four songs are expected to feature on his upcoming studio album;Fire Of Zamani,due for a September 7th 2013 release.
Influences

Ice Prince has cited that his music has been influenced by artist such as Davarel Davmusic, Notorious B.I.G., Rakim, Jay-Z, Common, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Lauryn Hill, M.I and Jesse Jagz.

Discography

Everybody Loves Ice Prince (2011)
Fire Of Zamani (2013)

Performances and Appearances

• Chocolate City “The Jam Sessions” 2007&2008.

• Host, Sprite Triple Slam Tour (started April 2009) held in Lagos, Ibadan, Aba, Owerri, Onitsha, Asaba, Enugu, Nsukka.

• Benson and Hedges Lockdown Party –Lagos.

• Soundcity Music Video Awards (SMVA)-July 2009.

• MTV Base Advance Warning Party-July 2008.

• This Day International Music and Fashion Festival, Abuja-August 2008

• WAPI (Words and Pictures)-British Council, Abuja (2008).

• Rhythm Unplugged -Abuja and Jos 2008.

• Crack Your Ribs -Abuja (2008).

• Hennessy Artistry, Lagos-September 2009.

• 100% Basketmouth in concert: Lord of the Ribs, Indig02, London-February 2010.

• Rebirth, Reading UK – April 2010

• Hennessy Artistry Theme Song (feat. Shina Peters, Nneka, Bez, Ice Prince and MI) – 2010

• Hennessy lagos club tour 2010

• Felabration – 2010

• Hennessy Road Runners: Ikeja, Rehab

• Hennessy Grand Finale, Gets Arena, Lagos – November 2010

• Face of Selara, Abuja – December 2010 • Play Bar, Calabar – December 2010

• Facon Republique, Fashion Show, Abuja – December 2010

• Rhythm unplugged-lagos 2010

. Rickross private party -abuja

. Rickross show – December lagos

. NOKIA award winners ceremony lagos

. Annual Tradefair-jos 2010

. Oniru beach concert lagos 2010

. Lord of the Ribs – lagos 2010

. Dynamix awards 2010

. Glo lord of the Ribs –abuja 2011

. Lord of the Ribs-London 2011
Awards Won

2009 Hennessy Artistry Winner
2011 Eko FM/ Radio Lagos Awards – Young Artiste of the Year
2011 City people Awards – Song of the year (Oleku)
2013 BET awards – Best International Act (Africa)
2013 Eggman best musician

Nominations

Promising Artist of the Year (Dynamix Awards 2010)
Song of the Year (Dynamix Awards 2010)
Hottest Single of the Year (Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2011)
Best New Act of The Year (Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2011)
Best Rap Act of The Year (Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2011)
Best International Act (Nigeria) (BET Awards 2012)

Source: Wikipedia

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