Panshak Henry Zamani (born 30 October 1984). higher often known as Ice prince, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist and actor. He rose to fame after releasing “Oleku”, certainly one of Nigeria’s most remixed songs of all time .He received the 2009 Hennessy Artistry Membership Tour. His debut studio album Everybody Loves Ice Prince was launched in 2011. It was supported by three singles: “Oleku”, “Superstar” and “Juju”. In 2013, Ice Prince launched Fire of Zamani as his second studio album. The album contained the singles “Aboki”, “Extra”, “Gimme Dat” and “I Swear”. On 1 July 2015, Ice Prince was introduced because the vice chairman of Chocolate City. He held the place till he left the label in 2016.

Formative years

Ice Prince was born Panshak Henri Zamani within the metropolis of Minna. At Age two, he moved together with his household to the mining city of Jos, Plateau State. He’s of Angas ethnicity.

Schooling

Whereas residing in Jos, he attended St. Murumba Faculty. He additionally attended the Science Tutorial Niger State Faculty in Jos.

Profession

In 1999, he started writing rap songs and began performing them at college; in 2001 he started recording them. In 2002, he and a few buddies shaped the “ECOMOG Squad” however break up after a yr. In 2004, he related with M.I, Jesse Jagz, Ruby, Lindsey, Eve, Taz, and collectively they grew to become what’s now recognized at present because the “Crazy Crew”. He attended the University of Jos to check zoology, however needed to cease due to a “monetary constraint”.

2010–2011: Everyone Loves Ice Prince

In the course of the aforementioned interview, Ice Prince opened up about why he selected to call his debut album, Everyone Loves Ice Prince. He mentioned “What made me give my album that title was after I misplaced my Mum, actually. There was a lot love, a lot care from all world wide. Individuals actually confirmed me love and it was after that incident that I got here again to file my album and I assumed what higher title to name my album than Everyone Loves Ice Prince as a result of I used to be proven love”.

“Oleku”, Ice Prince’s first single off his debut album was met with nice reception all through Nigeria.[citation needed] The track was launched beneath Chocolate City. Ice Prince’s ‘rap resume’ has a protracted checklist of songs he is been featured on. He was featured on Taikoon’s “Respect My Hustle” with Banky W, DJ Neptune’s “This Gbedu Reloaded” with YQ & Shank, Bez’s “Tremendous Solar (Remix)” with ELDee & Eva Alordiah, YQ’s “Efimile (Remix)” with Naeto C, M.I, Banky W, & ELDee, Pherowshuz’s “Korrect (remix)” with M.I & Terry Tha Rapman, Dekunle Fuji’s “Funmilayo” with Jesse Jagz, Jamix’s “My Occasion” with Wizkid & Kel, Reminisce’s “2 Mussh [Remix]” with Sauce Child, and Knighthouse’s “Make it Higher” with Mo’Cheddah, Funbi, & Mobie, amongst others.

2012–2013 :Hearth of Zamani

In 2012, he started frequent collaborations with Grip Boiz Metropolis producer Chopstix, releasing “Aboki” in the summertime of 2012. An accompanying music video was launched alongside it. “Aboki” peaked at quantity 92 on Afribiz’s Prime 100 chart.

On 28 August 2012, Ice Prince launched “Extra” because the second single from the album. The track was additionally produced by Chopstix. The music video for “Extra” was shot and directed in London by Moe Musa. It stars Lola Rae, a British Nigerian recording artist recognized for her single “Watch My Ting Go”. The video premiered on the 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards.

On 25 January 2013, Ice Prince launched “Aboki (Remix)”; he described the track because the “greatest African collision ever”. The track options Sarkodie, Mercy Johnson, Wizkid, M.I and Khuli Chana. On 24 April 2013, Ice Prince and Chocolate Metropolis launched “Gimme Dat” and “V.I.P” concurrently. The previous made the album’s remaining track-listing, whereas the latter did not.

2015–2016 :Jos To The World

In 2015, Ice Prince started making obtainable singles from his third studio album. The eventual launch of the album signified his first unbiased album outdoors Chocolate Metropolis file label. He revealed to Pulse he had Common Studio within the US combine and grasp the album.

Musical influences

Ice Prince cited Notorious B.I.G., Rakim, Jay-Z, Common, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Lauryn Hill, M.I and Jesse Jagz as his key musical influences.

Private life

Ice Prince has a son named Jamal.

Discography

Studio albums

  • Everybody Loves Ice Prince (2011)
  • Fire of Zamani (2013)
  • Jos to the World (2016)

EPs

  • Trash Can (2015)
  • C.O.L.D (2018)

Compilation albums

  • The Indestructible Choc Boi Nation (2015)

Filmography

Movie and tv

Movie
Yr Title Function Notes Ref
2013 House of Gold Tony Supporting function [30]
Tv
Yr Title Function Notes Ref
2013 Shuga (Season 3) Himself Visitor look [31]

Videography

Yr Title Album Director Ref
2011 Oleku
(That includes Brymo)
Everybody Loves Ice Prince Mex Movies  
Famous person
2012 Extra Fire Of Zamani Moe Musa  
Aboki Phil Lee  
2013 I Swear
(that includes French Montana)
JR Saint  
2014 Jambo Sesan
Whiskey
(That includes Sunny Nneji)
AJE Filmworks  
Pictures On Pictures (with Sarkodie) NON ALBUM SINGLE Nana Kofi Asihene  
That May Be Us NON ALBUM SINGLE Uprooted Media  
2015 One Day Trash Can EP Moe Musa
Mutumina Mex Movies  
Yawa Go Dey(That includes Robbie Celeste) Cloud 9 Virals
2016 Jos To The World Jos To The World UAiMAGES  
2017 No Thoughts Dem (that includes Vanessa Mdee) SOS Media  
2018 Replay TBA  

Awards and nominations

Yr Occasion Prize Recipient Consequence Ref
2018 The Headies Greatest Rap single Me Versus Me Pending  
2014 Ben TV Awards Greatest Male Hip Hop Artist Himself Gained  
The Future Africa Awards Prize in Leisure Nominated  
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Greatest Rap Act of the Yr Gained  
City People Entertainment Awards Rap Artiste of the Yr Nominated  
Rap Album of the Yr Fire of Zamani Nominated
MTV Africa Music Awards 2014 Greatest Hip Hop Himself Nominated  
World Music Awards World’s Greatest Male Artist Nominated  
World’s Greatest Reside Act Nominated
World’s Greatest Entertainer of the Yr Nominated
2013 The Headies 2013 Artiste of the Year Nominated
Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted African West Video Aboki Nominated  
Most Gifted Video of the Yr Nominated
4syte Music Video Awards Greatest African Act Video Nominated  
Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) Greatest Hip Hop Video V.I.P Gained  
Greatest Use of Visible Results Nominated
MOBO Awards Greatest African Act Himself Nominated  
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Greatest Rap Act of the Yr Gained  
BET Awards 2013 Greatest Worldwide Act: Africa Gained  
City People Entertainment Awards Greatest Hip-Hop Artiste of the Yr Gained  
Musician of the Yr (Male) Nominated  
Greatest Rap Artiste of the Yr Nominated
2012 Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted Hip-hop Video of the Yr Superstar
Most Gifted Reggae Video of the Yr Juju Nominated  
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Greatest Album of the Yr Everybody Loves Ice Prince Nominated  
Greatest Rap Act of the Yr Himself Nominated
BET Awards Greatest Worldwide Act: Africa Nominated  
The Headies 2012 Album of the Year Everyone Loves Ice Prince Nominated  
Greatest Rap Album Gained
Artist of the Yr Himself Nominated
Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year Nominated
Ghana Music Awards African Artist of the Yr Gained  
2011 The Headies 2011 Greatest Rap Single “Oleku”
(that includes Brymo)
Music of the Yr Gained
Greatest Collabo Nominated  
“Joor Oh (Remix)”
(Jahbless that includes Ice Prince, DurellaReminisce, and eLDee)
Nominated
Greatest Avenue-Hop Artiste Nominated
Next Rated Ice Prince for “Oleku” Nominated
Lyricist on the Roll Nominated
Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted Newcomer Video Oleku
(that includes Brymo)
Most Gifted Hip Hop Video “No one Take a look at Me”
(Jesse Jagz that includes M.I and Ice Prince)
Nominated  
Most Gifted Video of the Yr “Molowo Noni”
(Samklef that includes Wizkid, D’Prince, and Ice Prince)
Nominated
Dynamix All Youth Awards Greatest New Artiste Himself
Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) Greatest Modern Afro Video “Oleku”
(that includes Brymo)
Nominated  
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Hottest Single of the Yr Gained  
Greatest New Act of the Yr Himself Nominated  
Greatest Rap Act of the Yr Nominated
City People Entertainment Awards Music of the Yr “Oleku”
(that includes Brymo)
Eko FM/ Radio Lagos Awards Younger Artiste of the Yr Himself Gained
2010 Dynamix All Youth Awards Promising Artiste of the Yr Nominated  
Music of the Yr “Oleku”
(that includes Brymo)
Nominated
2009 Hennessy Artistry Membership Tour Hennessy Artistry Himself Gained

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