Ice Prince Biography

Ice Prince is the stage name of Panshak Henry Zamani, a Nigerian hip hop recording artist and actor who was born on October 30, 1984. Panshak Henry Zamani is often known simply as Ice Prince. After the release of “Oleku,” one of the songs that has been remixed the most in Nigeria’s history, he became well-known. He was awarded first place at the Hennessy Artistry Club Tour in 2009. In 2011, he released his first full-length studio album, titled Everybody Loves Ice Prince. There were three singles released in favor of it: “Oleku,” “Superstar,” and “Juju.” Fire of Zamani was Ice Prin While residing in Jos, he attended St. Murumba College. He also attended the Science Tutorial Niger State College in Jos. ce’s second studio album, and it was released in the year 2013. The songs “Aboki,” “More,” “Gimme Dat,” and “I Swear” were released as singles from the album. On July 1, 2015, it was announced that Ice Prince would be serving as Chocolate City’s vice president. He served in that capacity up until 2016, when he decided to part ways with the record label.

 

Early Life

Panshak Henri Zamani was the name given to Ice Prince when he was born on October 30th, 1986. His stage name is Ice Prince. He was born in the city of Minna, which is located in the state of Niger. He is a member of the Angas ethnic community, which is located in the state of Plateau.

When he was two years old, his parents made the decision to go to the city of Jos with the hope of finding better employment possibilities there. Therefore, Ice Prince relocated to Plateau State with his family and remained a resident of that state for the subsequent twenty years. Ice Prince’s mother passed away while he was in the middle of his twenties, and he never got over the loss of her.

He received his education at St. Murumba College while he was residing in Jos. He also attended the Science Tutorial Niger State College in Jos.

Career 

1999 marked the beginning of his writingof  rap songs, and he began performing them at school the following year; in 2001, he started recording them. In 2002, he and a few of his buddies came together to establish the “ECOMOG Squad,” however the group disbanded after only one year. In 2004, he established relationships with M.I., Jesse Jagz, Ruby, Lindsey, Eve, and Taz, and together they went on to develop what is now often referred to as the “Loopy Crew.” He had intended to study zoology at the University of Jos, but he was forced to withdraw from school due to “financial constraints.”

2010–2011: Everybody Loves Ice Prince 

During the aforementioned interview, Ice Prince discussed the thought process behind naming his first album Everybody Loves Ice Prince. He explained why he made this decision. He remarked “In all honesty, the passing of my mother was the impetus behind the naming of my record. There was a tremendous amount of compassion and concern shown from people located all around the world. I was shown a lot of love by other people, and after that occurrence, I went back into the studio to make my album. When I was thinking of a name for my album, I decided that Everybody Loves Ice Prince would be an appropriate title because people gave me love “.

Ice Prince’s first single off his debut album, “Oleku,” was well received all over Nigeria. The song was taken from his album of the same name. Chocolate City was the label that distributed the music to the public. Ice Prince’s so-called “rap CV” includes a lengthy list of songs on which he has appeared as a guest artist. He was featured on Taikoon’s “Respect My Hustle” with Banky W,[11] DJ Neptune’s “This Gbedu Reloaded” with YQ & Shank, Bez’s “Super Sun (Remix)” with ELDee & Eva Alordah, and Taikoon’s “Respect My Hustle” with Banky W. YQ’s “Efimile (Remix)” featuring Naeto C, M.I, Banky W, and ELDee, Pherowshuz’s “Korrect (remix)” featuring M.I and Terry Tha Rapman, and ELDee and M.I. collaborating on “Korrect (remix)” Songs like as “Funmilayo” by Dekunle Fuji featuring Jesse Jagz, “My Party” by Jamix featuring Wizkid & Kel, Other notable collaborations include Reminisce’s “2 Mush [Remix]” with Sauce Kid and Knighthouse’s “Make it Better” with Mo’Cheddah, Funbi, and Mobie.

2012–2013 :Fire of Zamani 

In 2012, he started working frequently with Chopstix, who was the producer for Grip Boiz City, and they released “Aboki” in the summer of that same year. Alongside the release of the song, a music video was also made available. The song “Aboki” reached its highest position on the Afribiz Top 100 list at number 92.

Ice Prince issued “More” as the album’s second single on August 28, 2012, under the moniker “More.” Chopstix was also responsible for producing the song. Moe Musa was the director of photography for the music video for “More,” which was shot in London. Lola Rae, a British recording artist of Nigerian descent who is best known for her hit “Watch My Ting Go,” is featured in it. The event that marked the debut of the video was the 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards.

Ice Prince announced the release of “Aboki (Remix)” on January 25, 2013. He referred to the song as the “largest African collision ever” in his announcement.

Sarkodie, Mercy Johnson, Wizkid, M.I., and Khuli Chana all make appearances on this track. Ice Prince and Chocolate City concurrently released “Gimme Dat” and “V.I.P.” on April 24, 2013, respectively. The first one was included on the album’s final track-listing, whilst the second one was not.

2015–2016 :Jos To The World 

Ice Prince started releasing singles from his third studio album in 2015, and they were available for purchase. His first album to be released independently outside of the Chocolate City record label, the album was eventually made available for purchase. He disclosed to Pulse that he had the record mixed and mastered at Universal Studio in the United States.

Musical influences 

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

Personal 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)

Discography

  • C.O.L.D
  • Jos To The World
  • Trash Can
  • Fire Of Zamani
  • Everybody Loves Ice Prince
  • More
  • Aboki
  • Superstar
  • Juju
  • Oleku

Awards and Nominations

In 2009, Ice Prince won the Hennessy Artistry Club Tour. In addition, he won the 2012 Headies Award for Best Rap Album.

That same year, he won three African Artist Of The Year, Best Rap Single, and Song Of The Year at the Ghana Music Awards.

Social Media

Ice Prince is one of the leading rappers in the country. So, it is not a surprise that he has a large following on social media.

He currently has over a 4.4million followers on Instagram.

  • Instagram handle – @iceprincezamani
  • Twitter handle – @Iceprincezamani

Net Worth

Ice Prince is a musician who has achieved a great deal of popularity. The majority of his fortune comes from the royalties he earns from his songs as well as from performing at a variety of engagements across the world. In addition to that, he has his own firm and has investments in a number of different local establishments.

It is estimated that Ice Prince’s current net worth is between 800,000 and 1,200,000 dollars.

FAQ

Minna
Panshak Henry Zamani
Nigerian
30 October 1986 (age 35 years)