Ice Prince Zamani Is An Orphan: Read How His Father & Mother Died

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Oct 20, 2013 – Rapper Ice Prince Zamani Is An Orphan: Read How His Father & Mother Died

Award winning Naija rapper Panshak Zamani aka Ice Prince is an orphan.

He reportedly lost his father in 1999 and his mother in 2011.

Thanks to his victory at the 2009 Hennessey Artistry where he came tops, Ice Prince has grown to be one of the hottest and most respected rappers in the country. And while it may all look rosy on the outside, Ice Prince has revealed that it’s not been easy after his dad passed away, adding that just like any street kid, he’s had his own fair share of ups and downs, and so fans should not be carried away by the glitz and glamour which has become his trade mark today.

Though, born to upper middle class parents, the Oleku singer insists he was not born with a silver spoon, he and his siblings had all they desired until his dad died in 1999 and life took a dramatic turn!

“I wasn’t born with a silver spoon,” Ice Prince told The Entertainer’s TONY OGAGA ERHARIEFE in an exclusive chat backstage during the 8th edition of Julius Agwu’s comedy show, Crack Ya Ribs held at Nicon Hilton, Abuja, recently.

Dressed in all white designer T-shirt and pants with a muffler dangling around his neck, Ice Prince peered at you from behind designer glasses crested with a fez cap which gave him that clean cut look of an American marine but for his goatee.

“My dad was not a billionaire, neither was he a pauper,” he said arching his bushy eyebrows to drive home his point, “he sent us to good schools and we had vacations outside the country; we were okay but in 1999 I lost him!

“It was a big loss for me and my family. I was 13 and the eldest kid; I had a mum and two younger sisters to look out for and so I had to grow up overnight; thank God for family support.”

Recounting the person of his late dad who was a soldier in the Nigerian Army, Ice Prince described him as a great source of inspiration and like every son would say, his father was a great dad. He said dad went the extra mile to make sure he and his siblings had all they wanted.

“He was a soldier,” he states in his characteristic cool and calm voice, “he taught me everything I know today. My mum was very supportive but she died in 2011, so right now I am an orphan.”

How does it feel losing both parents early in life? “It feels lonely! We were three kids; a boy and two girls and I am the eldest. I became the man of the house after my dad passed on and that has given me a sense of responsibility. It made me grow up overnight!

“I am 27 but my responsibilities are more than that of a 27-year-old. I have to take care of my sisters. I thank God for elevating me. I guess I was called to do this (music).”

According to Ice Prince, he would ever be grateful for the lessons he learnt from his parents, which have gone a long way in shaping him today. He says that while his dad taught him to be responsible right from an early age, his mum taught him to respect women. [Daily Sun]

45 thoughts on “Ice Prince Zamani Is An Orphan: Read How His Father & Mother Died

  1. I’m very suspicious, he might have used his parents souls as a fame sacrifice. All these celebrities can be very heartless

    • Jeez, dude what’s wrong with your life? Is it that sad that uve to suspect every artist? U’re probably the type of kid to condemn on homosexuals with bible is against it yet fornicate with every mans daughter life the bible is in support of it…shame!

  2. Victor and boss if u don’t have sometin beta 2 say just kip quiet or take a map and drive 2 hell,someone said e lost his parents u dey talk say u dey suspect am say na him kill dem,I swear una don lost ur senses.iceprince I feel sowie 4 u how I wish ur parents are alive 2day 2 see wat u have become anyway it cool bt plz take gud care of ur sisters very well.

  3. Igbokwe, wat sort of crap a comment is dat? Hw cld u eva imagine dat Ice P. Might hv used his parents 4 sacrifice? @ d tender age of 13 for wat?

    Which means, any orphan celeb u c 2dy must‘ve sacrificed dia parents 2 gt 2 stardom.

  4. How can a child who is 13year use his father for ritual. Pls try and understand wat is written before judging.

  5. Well I will say do not judge him for the same way you judge him you will be judge. Leave all judgement to GOD for he alone can judge. Everything that his hidden before man is open to GOD.

  6. u both are senseless,wen did he started singin wen did his dad died dat u ppl r tinkin it was dia soul he used,are dey musician or does he not sing gud music, must every rich man in nigeria must use dia parent, as God stop blessin ppl? u must be evil to tink so,if ur parent are dead dat means ur life shud be miserable till u die or cos u are ann orphan u must not strive in life,u must die a pauper,ur comments r baseless

  7. Igbokwe u tink evrybodi is like u d igbos dat use parents nd oda families 4 sacrifice,,,,mtw if u don’t hav anyting 2 say shout d f-up…

  8. People should stop having this local mentality againt artist…why is it that anyone who lost his or her parents is assumed a ritualist?does it mean that their parents cant die a natural death?

  9. Pls dont say wht u dont ve prove of. being fameous dont mean dat he used his parents 4 anytin, so pls be4 u say anytin make sure u ve prove dat wil back ur points.

  10. In Nigerian today hardly can dey appreciate hard wrk, wen a man is sufferin and planning to mak it, odas will b sleeping wen he finally arrives dey accuse him of ritual killing. If ritual is easy y nt do it and mak d money! Al u ar good at is condemning lazy peeps get a life and liv d guy alone. After al who ar u to judge him.

  11. Son,it is not new to be an orphan. Face your challenges and dont blame anyone for any challenge that comes your way.If your hands are clean,you will surely go places in life

  12. Well i knw wat it feels lyk 2 b an orphan,i believe they died naturaly.accept ma condolence ice prince,be a man nd knw dat u hv responsibilities 2 take care of.

  13. @victor, u r a fool, do u mean a boy of 13yrs wil use his parents soul 4 ritual. U r a pathetic fool, let me ask u. Hw many millionaira do u ve in family? Idoit.

  14. let him be pals whether he killed is parents or not is God’s judgement plz allow him be.are u saying he is the baddest among is colleagues why are the likes of dbanj mi and tuface’s parents are still alive. oh those ones are jesus likes right.pls pray for ur own success story.

  15. @victor re u sure u r a normal human being?how can a 13yrs old boy use his parent 4 ritual,wat does a 13yrs old boy knws abt ritual killin. am sure u re d son of a ritual killer or even a ritual killer urself.

  16. igbokwe is a low life and couldn’t appreciate the rise of zamani..meanwhile he needs to get rid of that tattoo all over his body.its not in our tradition

    • Wana talk buh scared 2 mk sum1 feel like committing suicide…my Nigga P iz a talented nd deep poetic rapper…u say shit abt him n gona eat shit! Bigups boss! We luv u mehn #nohomo

  17. This is a source of inspiration to other orphans out there. The death of your parents doesn’t mean you are a failure in life.

  18. In my own part of view a boy of 13 dnt hv d sense of joining cult talkless of sacrificing his lovely parents think again pals.

  19. Yea datz bad 2 hear my mento. But dat happened 2 me too,i lost my dad as @3/Nov/1999 but tank god my mum iz stil alive …

  20. Pple tlking about ma mentor, u guyz ar notin bt a geek. How wld u guyz juzt open ya wild mouth nd say pashank zamani ice prince my one nd only mentor killed his parent ? Ur suspect r xo suspicious of da best rapper ( ice prince ) in da country, love u ma mentor

  21. Iceprince… Ūя̲̅ parents/GOD blessins shal always follow u as u step on Ūя̲̅ feets.. BLESS ELiii… I wil ever luv u til d sun bold down Nigga….

  22. It feel bad bt palz dd u tink ix iceprince ix d 1 dat kil x parent hw wil a wal child dat u trust gv u a dam np palz heaterz lv u parnshek

  23. Big daddy ice… Knw too reason am, d life Its all about ups and down… I pray u live a fulfilled life togeda with dat of ur Family, in JESUS name I pray… Amen

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