By Abidemi Dairo
The much anticipated debut album of Chocolate City’s fast rising rapper, Ice Prince will be premiered at the Expo Hall Eko Hotel and Suites on Sunday October 9, 2011. The premiere which is organized in conjunction with Conceptshot and Pearl Entertainment will be a musical play that will feature top Nollywood actors, Chocolate City management revealed at a press conference held today Friday 16 September 2011, at Swe Bar, City Mall, Lagos Island.
Speaking at the press conference in the capacity of Chocolate City’s Director of Music, multiple award winning rapper, MI revealed that although the album will hit the street on October 4, 2011, a proper premiere is also lined up to usher in the album titled ‘Everybody Loves Ice Prince’.
“We have seen what a lot of our colleagues have done with album premiere so we will be doing so too in collaboration with our partners, Conceptshot and Pearl Entertainments,” the rapper said.
Also speaking on the album, Ice Prince, real name Panshak Zamani, revealed the reason for the album title. “I have been receiving a lot of love from fans everywhere I go,” the Oleku rapper said. “The acceptance I have received is awesome that I am at different shows in different cities within and outside Nigeria on a regular basis; and I don’t even have an album out yet,” Ice, as he’s called for short, explained.
He also revealed that although he is predominantly a rapper, the album is going to be a cross genre LP that will have a bit of reggae, highlife, dance music and many more.
“There is going to be everything for everybody on the album. When you listen to it, it will tell a lot about me.” He said.
Ice also revealed some of the confirmed guest artists lined up for the concert which includes Tuface, Wizkid, Angolan singer, Kabo Snoop and South-African rapper, HHP. The concert will be hosted by Ik Osakioduwa and Funke Akindele. Ten golden VVIP tickets will be given out alongside 20 autographed CD, an Apple iPad and many other prizes.
The press conference proceeded with the record imprint officially putting pen to paper with her partners, Conceptshot and Pearl Entertainment.