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9ice & Toni Payne welcome their baby boy, Zion Akande



Rave-of-the-moment singer 9ice and his wife Toni have been blessed with their first baby!

The baby, already named Zion, was delivered at 12:43am on Thursday December 4, at Presbytarian hospital, Southern California, United States of America.

9ice is currently away in Cyprus honouring a performance engagement, but he received the news with excitement and gratitude to God. ”I’m very happy. And we give God all the glory” he said.

The singer only recently returned from the US after spending time with his pregnant wife and headlining scheduled gigs.

9ice and Toni tied the knot at a private ceremony in Lagos on July 17, 2008.

Their baby boy weighed 8.3 pounds at birth; and was delivered by Dr. Delshad George.

Congrats and all the best to the couple and baby Zion!


  1. olugbenga

    December 6, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Mr & Mrs Akande, congrat ooooooo

  2. rasheed

    December 6, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    congrat to u and ur family really gongoso

  3. myalteregoisayanna

    December 6, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Gongo Aso ooooooooo…congratulations!

  4. Temi

    December 6, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Now this is a much better name than Prince Cameron

  5. BrownSugar

    December 6, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Wow! Congratulations to the Akandes. God bless you.

  6. lolly

    December 7, 2008 at 3:57 am

    Wow. Congrats to Toni and 9ice. God Bless them.

  7. AM

    December 7, 2008 at 5:01 am

    LoL! Zion? I thought 9ice was Muslim though?

    They were married in July? Oh, ok!

    Congrats to them!

  8. Adeshola Adewusi

    December 7, 2008 at 5:25 am

    God bless your union, the baby and use this as a point of contact to all those looking unto to God for same.

  9. Yuyu

    December 7, 2008 at 5:51 am


  10. jo

    December 7, 2008 at 6:01 am

    aww CONGRATS to Mr n Mrs Akande on their new bundle of joy….I love the name…..kinda reminds me of Lauryn Hills song ZION-..”now the joy of my world is in Zion’ ….May Zion bring you guys continuous joy n happiness …

  11. Temi

    December 7, 2008 at 10:36 am

    9ice is very xtian. He sings about paying his tithe.

  12. bm

    December 8, 2008 at 6:03 am

    Now to christianity, I thought there was some commandment about though shalt nots… Didn’t they just marry in July? In my church sha, elders will sit you down for questioning.

    All the same, birth of babies is just wonderful. I wish them many blessings and could 9ice never make a video like Party rider with cheap ass girls? for Zion’s sake!

  13. Rollin'dice

    December 8, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Thanx to almight God.9ice has arrived.

  14. LAURYN HILL {the impersonator}

    December 8, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    “Zion is my first son! Congrats to you for following my footsteps.”
    seriously tho, congrats to alapomeji maan!

  15. nene

    December 8, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    ROTFLMAO! amen!!!!

  16. silver

    December 8, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    u can say dat again….

  17. chioma

    December 9, 2008 at 12:04 am

    CONGRATS to the new parents. God bless baby Akande

  18. nafysa

    December 10, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    congratulations mr credibility!!!so hapi 4 u…

  19. stainless

    December 13, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    9ice congratulations

  20. ayomide

    December 23, 2008 at 10:20 am

    congrat 2 alapomeji dis is just d begining

  21. Tuxny

    January 31, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    chii chii…Akande ma bi abobo o, congrats baba.May zion bring joy and happines 2 ur family.wo.. Ki binu binu ma binu o ti jeun soke. Alapomeji, alapoplenty, alaposupplus, alapovarious, now, ALAPOZION.u 2 much baba.Adeyanju Tuxny

  22. AYIKI

    December 4, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Ah yes . we give God all the glory . and all the best to Mr.9ice ( Alapomeji ) And Toni and baby Zion! . l’m so hapy .

  23. gagadudu

    December 6, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    All the best! Your music is hammer!

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