You know you’ve made it when stars like Mumbi Kay and Kagwe Mungai (Kenya singer/producer) are making covers to your song. Oleku still is a monster hit! There has been speculation that Ice Prince is soon being signed to Jay Z, as he’s been spotted with the mogul often. We are ready to receive the news. Let the Twitter trends and memes begin as Africa’s son goes worldwide. He is testimony that only one song can either break or make an artist. Despite having rivals in the music industry and pundits on his neck, he’s still got it.
Panshak Zamani popularly known as Ice Prince is a hip hop recording artist and actor. Ice Prince started recording his songs in 2002, where he joined a group called “Ecomog Squad”. They split up a year later. He joined yet another group in 2004, called “Loopy Crew”. During the same year, he launched his debut single “Extraordinary”. “Oleku” released in 2010 has been one of Ice Prince biggest hits. Ice Prince has been nominated for and won several awards. He has been nominated for MTV Africa Award in 2014 for Best hip hop. He has won Best Rap Act of the year in 2014 at the Nigeria Entertainment Award.
Ice Prince is inspired by M.I and Jesse Jagz locally. Internationally he is inspired by Notorious B.I.G, Rakim, Jay-Z, Common, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes and Lauryn Hill.
While in secondary school, Ice Prince began writing songs and started performing them at social events held at school.
ICE PRINCE’s ADVICE FOR FOLLOWING YOUR DREAMS
Work hard and stay humble
Ice Prince claim to fame was back in 2009 when he participated in the Hennessy Artistry competition which supports urban and contemporary music. He emerged first with his lead single “Badman”.
Ice Prince has a sunglasses merchandise called “Superfly by Iceprince”.
Early in life Ice Prince did music to impress girls. He spent his first earnings on jeans and shoes to entice the ladies to talk to him.