Alexander Abolore Adegbola Akande (born 17 January 1980), professionally known as 9ice, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and dancer.
9ice was born into a polygamous home of five wives and nine children, in Ogbomosho, Oyo State in Western Nigeria. He grew up in the Shomolu Bariga suburbs of Lagos.
In 1996, 9ice recorded his first demo, "Risi de Alagbaja", but it was not until 2000 that he released his first official solo song, "Little Money".
In 2008, 9ice released the single "Gongo Aso". With the song gaining popularity, 9ice was asked to perform at the Nelson Mandela 90th Birthday Tribute concert in London in June 2008. He went on to win the Best Hip Hop Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards.
"Gongo Aso" won him four other awards at the 2009 Hip Hop World Awards held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja: Album of the Year, Artiste of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Rap in Pop Album.
In 2020, 9ice released another album, Tip of the Iceberg: Episode 1. He is the founder and CEO of the record label Alapomeji Ancestral Record.