Monday, 20 July 2015

Icon : Ice-Prince (Panshak Henri Zamani) | Chocolate City

His full names are Panshak Henri Zamani, best known by his stage name as  Ice Prince.

The Nigerian hip hop recording artist and actor, Ice-Prince was born, was born on 30th October 1986 in the city of Minna, the Niger State capital, northern part of Nigeria.

His parents later moved to Jos City, Nigeria where Zamani started his musical pursuit.

He attended Saint Murumba College, the same learning institution that produced the likes of P-Square, Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel, and also the Governor of Bauchi State Isa Yuguda. Ice Prince also went to the Science Tutorial College in Jos.

His love for Hip Hop rap began in 1998 when he started to write rap lyrics and was also performing the songs he wrote at events, mostly those in school.

Ice started his studio recording in 2001 and in 2002 he joined a group called the “Ecomog Squad”, the group was mainly his friends. Though they lasted for only a year, they however, had some memorable performances.

He met MI in 2004, and together with M.I, Jesse Jagz, Lindsey, Ruby, Eve and Taz, they what is now known “Loopy Crew”.

Ice Prince dropped out of UniJos where was admitted to study Zoology, due to financialdifficulties as a result of his parents death in 1999,

Ice Prince was basically signed by Chocolate City because of his close affiliation with MI and Jesse Jags, according to Ice Prince, Chocolate City first signed MI and then they signed Jesse Jagz and then he was finally signed.

Ice participated in the Hennessy Artistry competition in 2009, the competition was organized by the Hennessy brand.

According to Ice Prince, his major musical influences in his music are Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Rakim, Talib Kweli, Common, Ludacris, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, Busta Rhymes, M.I and then Jesse Jagz. Ice Prince has in so many occasions described his label mate M.I as his mentor, his brother and also his friend.

In Ice Prince Word “MI is someone that if so many people tells me no and he “MI” says yes, I will follow the yes. That’s how far am loyal to him, that’s how much I respect him. He has never given  me bad advice, plus he has always wished me well and is always happy whenever I succeed.”

Ice Price who once dated Eva Alordiah when he first came to Lagos now has a son named by name Jamal with a lady called Bimbo Babatunde.

Ice Pince Studio Albums and selected singles:
Everybody Loves Ice Prince:
(featuring Brymo) 2010

"Superstar" and "Juju" 2011

"Ma'Gyptian (Magician Remix)"
(featuring Gyptian)   2012

Fire of Zamani:
"Aboki"      2012

"Gimme Dat"
"I Swear"
(featuring French Montana) 2013

Ice Prince and Friends (2014) (Not yet released)
"Aboki Remix"
(featuring Sarkodie, Mercy Johnson, Wizkid, M.I, and Khuli Chana)    

"V.I.P" 2013

Awards and nominations:

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