Ice Prince (Panshak Zamani)
was born to Mr. and Mrs.Nasara Zamani in Minna, Niger State and moved to Jos two years later.
He started performance and rap while in secondary school, (Science Tutorial College, Jos).In 2002, he got together with a couple of his friends and formed a group called the Ecomog Squad. They had a few performances as a group and split a year later.
In 2004, he hooked up with M.I, Jesse Jagz, Ruby, Lindsey, Eve, Taz and together they became what is now 'Loopy'.
His influences are Notorious B.I.G, Rakim, Jay-Z, Common, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Lauryn Hill. M.I and Jesse Jagz who are his close friends as well have also influenced his music.
In 2004, 'Extraordinary' his debut single hit the waves in Jos and it gradually made him known in and around Jos city.
His most recent single 'OLEKU' has been on radio station charts in Abuja Lagos and nigeria. It has been on.Beat Fm, Rhythm Fm Top 7 chart, notjustok hype, Unilag Fm, Zain Central Station, Inspiration Fm; Top Fm's Top of the Morning, Cosmo Fm Top Hits, Africa Connect Chat Show, Kiss Top 20 Africa and has also been No.1 on Cool Fm, Vision Fm in Abuja.Also it has been the No.1 song of last year (2010) in most radio and Tv stations around the country.
He has had collaborations with M.I, Jesse Jagz,Dekunle Fuji,Rugged man,kennis st brown(KSB) , Banky W,Kel,Gino,Terry Tha Rapman,Sauce Kid,Djinee,da suspect,YQ,El Dee,Naeto C, Mo Cheddah,Whiz Kid amongst others.
He contested with artistes like Bez, Mocheddah, Blaise, Jimmy Flames at the Hennessy Artistry that held in Lagos all through September 2009 and was declared winner of the Hennessy Artistry 2009.
Performances and Appearances
- Chocolate City "The Jam Sessions" 2007 & 2008.
- Host, Sprite Triple Slam Tour (started April 2009) held in Lagos, Ibadan, Aba, Owerri, Onitsha, Asaba, Enugu, Nsukka.
- Benson and Hedges Lockdown Party – Lagos.
- Soundcity Music Video Awards (SMVA) - July 2009.
- MTV Base Advance Warning Party - July 2008.
- This Day International Music and Fashion Festival, Abuja - August 2008
- WAPI (Words and Pictures) - British Council, Abuja (2008).
- Rhythm Unplugged - Abuja and Jos 2008.
- Crack Your Ribs - Abuja (2008/2010).
- Hennessy Artistry, Lagos-September 2009 & 2010
- Rick Ross show Lagos 2010
- Rick Ross private show Abuja 2010
- NMVA (Nigerian Music Video Awards) 2010
- Rythm umplugged 2010
- Lokoja rocks 2010
- Basketmouth Lord of the ribs, Lagos 2010
Follow on Twitter: @Iceprincezamani