Panshak Henri Zamani better known in the entertainment industry as Ice Prince, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist and actor. He was born on the born 30th of October 1986. He is 35 years old.
At age two, he moved with his family to the mining city of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. While residing in Jos, he attended St. Murumba College and the Science Tutorial College in Jos. He rose to fame after releasing “Oleku”, one of Nigeria’s most remixed songs of all time. Below is a detailed biography of Ice Prince:
Ice Prince Zamani Full Name
He was born Panshak Henri Zamani in the city of Minna, Niger State.
Ice Prince Zamani Age
He was born on the 30th of October, 1984. He is 35 years old.
Ice Prince Zamani Parents
Little is known about Ice Prince’s father, however, the mother was called Nasara Zamani. She passed away in 2011.
Ice Prince Zamani Girlfriend
Panshak is currently not in any known relationship. The rapper has a son called Jamal with a Benin University Graduate Bimbo Babatunde.
He used to go out with a French-Ghanaian girl called Maima Nkewa. However, their relationship ended amidst rumors that Maima was cheating on Ice.
Ice Prince Zamani Career
In 1999, he began writing Rap songs and started performing them at social events held at his school. It was not until 2001 that he began going to recording studios to record. In 2002, he got together with a couple of friends and formed a group called the “ECOMOG Squad”. They had few performances as a group and split a year later.
In 2004, he connected with M.I, Jesse Jagz, Ruby, Lindsey, Eve, Taz, and together they became what is now known today as the “Loopy Crew”. During an interview with Adeola Adeyemo, Ice Prince was asked to summarise his story. He said “I started out in Jos in a group called ECOMOG squad.
We used to rap and sing together. The group split up after a few years and after that, I joined the choir in my church and started singing Tenor. That was about the time MI moved back to Nigeria and we became friends, we became family, we started living together, started making music together. I had a song that made it to Number 1 in Jos, that was when I started getting more attention. Then I got admitted into the University of Jos to study Zoology but then I couldn’t really continue because of some financial constraint at the time.”
In 2004, Ice Prince released his debut single “Extraordinary”. “Rewind”, another single he released, received radio airplay in Lagos and Abuja. It charted on Rhythm Fm’s “Top 7 chart”, NotJustOk’s “Hype”, Unilag FM, Zain Central Station, Inspiration Fm, Top FM’s “Top of the Morning”, Cosmo FM’s “Top Hits”, Africa Connect Chat Show, and Kiss’ “Top 20 Africa”. Moreover, it charted at number 1 on Cool FM and Vision FM in Abuja. Ice Prince shed some light on his record deal with Chocolate City, saying: “My record deal with Chocolate City came off of my affiliation with MI and Jesse Jagz.
We are pretty much brothers, we’ve always lived together, always been together. But then Chocolate City signed MI first. It was like they did it in order of our age. Then they signed Jesse Jagz. Jesse was obviously more ready than I was at that time. Then they saw that I was getting ready as well and they signed me too.” In 2009, Ice Prince participated in the Hennessy Artistry competition, a competition organized by the Hennessy brand which supports urban and contemporary music.
The competition featured the likes of Bez, Mo’Cheddah, Blaise, and Jimmy Flames; Ice Prince came out 1st with his lead single “Badman” at the end of the competition. “Oleku”, Ice Prince’s first single off his debut album was met with great reception throughout Nigeria. The song was released under Chocolate City. Ice Prince’s ‘rap resume’ has a long list of songs he’s been featured on. He was featured on Taikoon’s “Respect My Hustle” with Banky W, DJ Neptune’s “This Gbedu Reloaded” with YQ & Shank, Bez’s “Super Sun (Remix)” with ELDee & Eva Alordiah, YQ’s “Efimile (Remix)” with Naeto C, M.I, Banky W, & ELDee, Pherowshuz’s “Korrect (remix)” with M.I & Terry among others.
In 2012, he began frequent collaborations with Grip Boiz City producer Chopstix, releasing “Aboki” in the summer of 2012. An accompanying music video was released alongside it. “Aboki” peaked at number 92 on Afribiz’s Top 100 chart. On 28 August 2012, Ice Prince released “More” as the second single from the album. The song was also produced by Chopstix. The music video for “More” was shot and directed in London by Moe Musa. It stars Lola Rae, a British Nigerian recording artist known for her single “Watch My Ting Go”. The video premiered at the 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards.
On 25 January 2013, Ice Prince released “Aboki (Remix)”; he described the song as the “biggest African collision ever”. The song features Sarkodie, Mercy Johnson, Wizkid, M.I and Khuli Chana. On 24 April 2013, Ice Prince and Chocolate City released “Gimme Dat” and “V.I.P” simultaneously. The former made the album’s final track-listing, while the latter didn’t. In 2015, Ice Prince began making available singles from his third studio album. The eventual release of the album signified his first independent album outside Chocolate City record label.
He revealed to Pulse he had Universal Studio in the US mix and master the album “Jos to the World”
Ice Prince Zamani Awards
He has won many awards in his career. Notable among them is the BET Award for Best International Act 2013, the Nigerian Entertainment Award for the best rap act of the year 2014 among many others.
Ice Prince Zamani Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
His official Instagram username is @iceprincezamani. He is known on Twitter as @Iceprincezamani. His Facebook account is simply Ice Prince.
Ice Prince Zamani Latest Songs
The rapper has won the hearts of multitudes of people with his beautiful hit tunes. Among them is the banger, Aboki, More, Oleku, Shots on Shots, Superstar, among many others. You can listen and download Ice Prince’s music here.