Nigerian veteran rapper, Ruggedman who is part of the on-going reality show ‘Celebrity Housemates’, while chatting with Junior Pope and Funky Mallam, bragged about buying Chocolate City’s act, Ice Prince his first ticket to London back in 2010.
‘When I tell am say make we go London go shoot him video he shock. Na so I buy am ticket, I even leave am for London for one week before I go join am so tey he con dey fear’.
Recall that Chocolate City act, Ice Prince, who broke into the Nigerian music scene with “Oleku’, which he had ex-label mate, Brymo on, in a new Twitter exchange, admitted that he is back to being an upcoming act.
The now former superstar rap sensation, had this exchange with a follower who tweeted about his recent single ‘Replay’. The tweet read;
With d way dis @Iceprincezamani ‘s “Replay” is sweet ehn, he might be nominated 4 @The_Headies “NextRated”. Iz not me dat said it oo #OkBye
Replying the tweet, Ice Prince tweeted;
Never been nominated, I’m still upcoming but I’m getting Moneyyy #GiveThanks.
Recall also that in an interview in 2017, Ice Prince Zamani, said artists in the country deserve kudos for making waves and giving Nigerian music more global recognition.
Ice Price, whose real name is Panshak Zamani, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that growth in the Nigerian music industry had encouraged acceptability globally.
He made mention of Wizkid’s winning of the highly coveted “Best International Act: Africa” at the 2017 BET Awards.
“One can see that Nigerian artistes themselves have made efforts at stepping up their game and making it more acceptable internationally.
“So much impact – like Wizkid is currently the Best African Act at the just concluded BET Awards in America, which just gives every other person hope.
“It is amazing how fast the Nigerian music industry has evolved these past years. “I’m really grateful to everybody that has worked toward opening the doors; from the likes of Fela, Sunny Ade, 2face, Dbanj, Don Jazzy.
“They’ve been doing amazingly well, and may God keep granting them success as they keep opening doors.
“It seemed impossible, and right now it just feels like one of those things already. Featuring a Nigerian artist would now be a major thing.
“There’s so much big stuff coming up; it feels good to be a part of the industry that is really growing so fast right now, “he said.