Ice Prince Zamani Biography – Age, Net Worth & Songs
Panshak Henry Zamani , popularly known with his stage name Ice Prince, is a top notch and prominent Nigerian Hip hop Artist (Rapper) who is currently signed under Chocolate City music label also called Chocolate City Group .
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Ice Prince Zamani was born on October 30, 1986 and he is originally from Jos city, Plateau State. The Rapper, Actor and Songwriter was born in Plateau State where he attended St. Murumba College, in Jos Plateau State . Ice Prince is from an average home not poor and not rich which was the main reason he had to work hard to make something useful out of his life . Just like the fate of several Nigerian celebrities faced in their family , Ice Price Zamani started from the very scratch to become the most soughted after Nigerian rapper and we have MI Abaga to thank for that .
Ice Price lost his both parents and things became very hard for him to the extend that even feeding was a big deal for him . He lost his dad in 1999 and his mum that was taking good care of him died some years later and all his hope was almost lost . His dream was to become a graduate and he got admission into the University of Jos to study Zoology but had to drop out in his 100 level due to financial constraints as surviving in school was a problem for him .
Life was not that rosy for Ice Prince while he growing up into adult , his family was not rich and there were not poor but life was not going well for him the way he would have loved to live it . At some point , Ice Prince was tired of living from hand to mouth meanwhile his neighbours are enjoying their life while he watch . He finally decided to do something about their punury life style where he began writing rap songs and started performing them at social events held at his school which can be traced back to 1998 . In 2001 , Ice Prince stated saving little money for studio session.
In 2001 that Ice Prince began going to studios to record songs . In the year 2002 , He teamed up with a couple of friends and formed a group called the “Ecomog Squad” . The formation of this group gave Ice Price a purpose and he kept working harder and harder but unfortuantely , they parted ways the following year that was in the year 2003 precisely.
Fast forward to 2004, Ice Prince had a golden opportunity to connect with M.I Abaga and Jesse Jagz . To focus on his music career full time he had to moved back to his father’s land , Nigeria . In 2008, Ice Prince moved back to Nigeria with a single goal to pursue his music career . M.I Abaga , Jesse Jagz and Ice Price became a team, they travelled down to Lagos from Jos and Djinee’s supported them by housing them in his house .
Years of hard hard, perseverance and constant persistent saw him through and today he has become one of the most popular and richest Nigerian rapper . He has released several albums and has been featured in many songs by various artiste . He cited Notorious B.I.G, Rakim, Jay Z, Common, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Lauryn Hill, M.I. and Jesse Jagz has his career influence . The multiple award winning rapper recently revealed that M.I Abaga saved him and he would always be greatful to him until the day he would stop breathing .
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Ice Prince rose to fame after releasing “Oleku”, one of Nigeria’s most remixed songs of all time . Ice Prince is still under Chocolate City Recod Label after all this years and this is one way to know his loyalty to M.I . His debut studio album, Everybody Loves Ice Prince, was released in 2011. Beautiful singels like “Oleku”, “Superstar”, “Juju” and “Magician” was included in the album . In 2013, Ice Prince released Fire of Zamani as his second studio album . This second album has some hot singles including “Aboki”, “More”, “Gimme Dat” and “I Swear” .
(Hennessy Artistry 2009)
In 2009, Ice Prince participated in the Hennessy artistry competititon . An event that was put together by the Hennessy brand which supports urban and contemporary music . Some of the musicians that took part in this Hennessy Artistry include the likes of Bez, Mo’cheddah, Blaise, and Jimmy Flames . Ice Prince Zamani came out 1st with his lead single “Badman” .
His Performances and Appearances
Ice Prince has performed on so many local and international stages which include ;
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 …..
Ice Price Won 2009 Hennessy Artistry Winner
Ice Price Won 2011 Eko FM/ Radio Lagos Awards – Young Artiste of the Year
Ice Price Won 2011 City people Awards – Song of the year (Oleku)
Ice Price Won 2013 BET awards – Best International Act (Africa)
Ice Price Won 2013 Eggman best musician
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Hottest Single of the Year (Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2011)
Promising Artist of the Year (Dynamix Awards 2010)
Song of the Year (Dynamix Awards 2010)
Best New Act of The Year (Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2011)
Best International Act (Nigeria) (BET Awards 2012)
Best Rap Act of The Year (Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2011)
Ice Price has a beautiful son ,named Jamal with Bimbo Babatunde out of wedlock . Ice Price once dated Eva Alordiah who is also a raper when he relocated to Lagos, he opened up when he had a little chat with Nigerian Tribune .
Net Worth And Cars
Ice Price net worth is estimated at 4 million dollars as at 2015 .
Couple of years ago ,Ice Price acquired a brand new Lamborghini and he spotted cruising the streets of Abuja in the Lamborghini . He also has other cars in his counpound . Ice Prince has disclosed that he is in love with the car of his label mate and rap sensation, Jude Abaga, popularly known as MI. He revealed that he find it difficult to return the car to the owner because of his love for it and has pleaded with MI to allow him keep it for another day.
Ice Prince’s Girlfriend
Ice Prince’s girlfriend, Maima is a beautiful woman