Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Ice Prince - I’m not trying to become an American artiste

Ice Prince and his label mates were hosted to an exclusive cocktail event on Sunday, November 17th at the BlackHouse Media Lounge in Ikeja.

While speaking to media publishers and senior reporters on why he chose to collaborate with foreign artistes on his highly acclaimed second album, Fire Of Zamani, Ice Prince said, “I’m not trying to become an American artiste nor am I trying to blow in America. I’m a Nigerian artiste that’s exporting Nigerian music. With any chance that I get, I will export Nigerian music. So if that chance is getting into the studio with an international artiste, I will take that chance.”

With just a few days left to the launch of Fire Of Zamani, the heat is building up to the most anticipated concert of 2013 which will hold at the Eko Hotel & Suites on November 23, 2013.

“With all the hard work and dedication we are putting into Fire Of Zamani, fans should get ready for this Concert, it is going to be something else”, chimes in rapper and Chocolate City Vice president, MI Abaga.

According to Audu Maikori, CEO, Chocolate City Group, “In Fire Of Zamani, we aimed to detribalise Nigerian music and represent different Nigerian cultures instead. This is also the same direction we are going with the concert, we will be celebrating Nigerian music as a whole and not a particular tribe. We also believe Wale is long overdue to come to Nigeria and we are pleased to bring him.”

International artistes, Wale and Chip will join Ice Prince on stage for the first time in Nigeria at the FOZ concert.

Other performers billed for the concert include MI, Sunny Neji, Burna Boy, Olamide, Yung El and Jeremiah Gyang among others.

Popular politician and controversial linguist, Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon will be the host for the event.