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Entertainers in Politics? 9ice’s Ex Wife Toni Payne Tweets Her Thoughts



Toni Payne politicsToni Payne is a publicist and poet, who also happens to be the ex-wife of musician 9ice. 

9ice, real name Abolore Akande is one out of a handful of entertainers running for office in 2015.

She shared her thoughts on entertainers running for office on Twitter recently. See more…

toni payne tweetHere’s her ex’s campaign poster

9ice - August 2014 - 01



  1. Cece

    September 12, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Whilst I believe entertainers shouldn’t really venture into politics, there are some exceptions.

  2. bruno

    September 12, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    She is so right, pls know their past and background, example james ibori, he was arrested for stealing in the UK, nobody did any background checks on him, and he eventually became a governor and stole billions.(Nigerians still celebrate him today and call him a hero,even tho he is serving 12 years in prison for fraud, this is to show u how majority of nigerians think). SHAmeful.

    • khaleesi

      September 13, 2014 at 8:43 pm

      pathetic. nigerians and the way they prop up thieves….very pathetic.

    • Prince John Umukoro

      September 15, 2014 at 11:41 am

      Sometime i wonder y most of u always try forming to be Saint before u want try doing check ur self and make sure u have never done anything wrong in ur own life before judging others. If not that most of u are enemies of progress y are u bring issues that are dead and gone.

  3. Beht why

    September 12, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Hunnay, please don’t let sentiments cloud your judgement. Just let “them” do their thing; it’s up to us to discern and vote ok

  4. Fisa

    September 12, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Thats why i always say if you want to walk out of people’s lives, LEAVE WITH A GOOD RECORD…. don’t leave on a BAD note because an Ex can destroy your life in the future…….Always try not to burn bridges because you never know when and how an EX will catch up with you in the future and FINISH YOU!!!!!

    Mend you ways in every past relationship uve had. Even if its to BEG and roll on the floor, do that now because you dont know what the future has in for you.
    Exs are always powerful…….The same way Oscar Pistorius Ex testified negatively against him.
    Always leave on a good note and never give room for an EX to point fingers at you in the future!!!! The innocent girl/Guy you hurt today can finish you up in the future. ALWAYS MEND YOUR WAYS.

    • Ethelbert Umeh

      September 12, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      Food for thought, thanks dearie *hugs*

    • Jennifer

      September 13, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      This is what I call wisdom.

  5. @edDREAMZ

    September 12, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Well nigeria is a country were everything goes. She is correct though no doubt…

  6. nene

    September 12, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    lmao toni payne don vex. but she’s right. she should’ve used another name. ramsey doesn’t look for anyone’s trouble, he minds his business.

    • Leah

      September 12, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      Thank you! The Ramsey path was totally uncalled for. He is one of the few professional and decent ones.

  7. Cici

    September 12, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I’ve always loved Toni Payne, she has a good head on her shoulder. I don’t know about her political views, but in a way she is right. A man that does not know how to deal with his domestic affairs might not be able to handle the issues of a community well. Not a good candidate for politics. Charity begins at home.

    • Mrs BBB

      September 15, 2014 at 8:15 am

      As a ‘public figure” her last tweet suggests encouraging citizens not to vote “cos its a waste of vote” is very wrong. Its our right and we should ALWAYS exercise it.

  8. Anon

    September 12, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Why is she still bitter? She needs to move on gracefully .

    • Didii

      September 12, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      Thank u anon. Y the bitterness…..ppl have past let it stay there! 9ice got my vote.

    • LotusFlower

      September 13, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      Just like that, he has your vote? Why are you voting for him? Just wondering,

    • hmmm

      September 13, 2014 at 9:08 am

      I don’t believe this has anything to do with bitterness. She’s stating a fact that has crossed a number of people’s minds already. Plus she might have used Ramsey’s name as a neutral factor to illustrate her point since he isn’t running for a political office. If she used an actor/actress who was already running for an office then it would most likely be deemed a direct insult.

  9. Dee

    September 12, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    I don’t think this was necessary, it’ll only get people talking about their marriage drama again which neither party needs. Whatever happened between them I think it’s best to let all the bitterness go. The guy is trying to move on with his life and there’s no need to pour sand in his garri. The voters have brains and this speech wasn’t necessary.

  10. Leah

    September 12, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I totally agree with her. I wish she had the nerve to call out exactly who she had in mind without bringing Ramsey Noah’s name into it, since he himself is not running for office. By the way, is 9ice paying child support for the children he has by different women? A man’s character should always come into question when running for public office and a real man takes care of his children.

  11. benny

    September 12, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Toni PaynePayne is not bitter. When 9ice had an issue with bloggers over his album, she spoke up for him. most of us don’t support these artists going into politics but Toni is being labelled a bitter ex for her own opinion?

    • Didii

      September 12, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      Let her move aside jor!

  12. Agba Ilu

    September 12, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    He is Nigerian, he is qualified to run for what ever position if he so desires . Marriage has nothing to do with your ability to contest an election. How many so called politicians have a stable marriage..if you will all pardon my definition of what is stable and what is not. Most of our so called politicians have 4, 5 and more wives, never has that been a criteria to stop them from contesting…If a marriage does not work…it does not work sekina!! her comment was unnecessary in my opinion.

    • Didii

      September 12, 2014 at 9:59 pm

      Thank jare! What a childish behaviour… childish

  13. nellysa

    September 12, 2014 at 9:46 pm


  14. Na me

    September 12, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    @ agba llu; you are wrong. Charity is said begins @ home. So if you are not good @ the home front, you most probably won’t make a good leader. As you said most of our politicians don’t have a stable home and that’s same reason Nigeria hasn’t got it right. We must not let it continue that way. Yes, it is necessary to check into the personality we vote as our leaders, only then will Nigeria be better.

  15. Didii

    September 12, 2014 at 9:59 pm


  16. Taslim OKUNOLA

    September 12, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Hmmmn….. I sense sentimental comments… this shouldn’t be so. She shouldn’t have been the one to air this kind of view…. mayb she’s just hating on 9ice.. who knows?

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  17. leeleo

    September 12, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Only a fool will say she’s right. She’s taking it P. If both of dem stil be hubby & wife, she won’t say this. #fact

    • calm and peaceful London boy

      September 13, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      I think you are the fool here, can’t you read and understand? whats wrong with you? Pls read proper, the only reason she wrote that on twitter was because the dude cldnt keep a mariage, how can he keep a community? Nigerians shaaa.

  18. Noble (

    September 12, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Tehehehehe! One of the comments certainly is from 9ice’s camp. Another in defence of Toni Payne came from her camp. Fire, make I fire you.

  19. Nonwe

    September 13, 2014 at 1:14 am

    I don’t think she is hating , her views may not always be correct but she does try to be objective. In this instance she is quite correct. And it’s a principle that should apply to every aspirant, regardless of their orientation. You cant put a cart before a horse – except in Nigerian politics apparently. Also I don’t think she was trying to disparage Ramsey Nouah, probably just used him as a reference to a charismatic, good looking man in the entertainment business.

  20. No Way

    September 13, 2014 at 4:11 am

    She is soooooooooooooooo right.

    • amdi

      September 13, 2014 at 11:31 am

      With this ur avatar,…I am not so sure she is.

  21. haters club

    September 13, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Toni Payne, go hug a 7.5million kva live transformer. Hater oshi

    He dey pain you say you no go be the first lady of the honorable abi?

    If men were to be God, human beings for suffer die. Except if God has not ordained it, no amount of hating can stop him.

    As long as he is a citizen and meets the criteria, even if he’s an artiste, mechanic, bus conductor, garri seller or whatever, he can vote and be voted for.

    Jor o, remain on your lane amd let him br on his. #team bad belle ex # hater ex #do no good see no good ex. #haters club

  22. Lilly

    September 13, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Sweetie you should have said/written all u needed to without bringing Ramsey Noah into the picture shuuuuu….

  23. tunmi

    September 13, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Who says she was talking about 9ice? Her tweets did not specifically mention 9ice. Olusola Is running, so is Kate Henshaw and AY

  24. mama nony

    September 13, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    i totally support toni, cos we have alot of have baked people in govt, and most of them also have home problem and other issues, please lets leave toni versus her ex lets ask our selves he credible
    2.what is he bringing to the table as to what makes qualifies him as a potential candidate much community service has he done
    4.what are his plans when given the seat

  25. claire

    September 13, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    How about thinking objectively when people that have a past talk…Look beyond their past and focus on the truth of what is been said…She is very right!

  26. ned

    September 13, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    What happened to his Grammy award dreams?

  27. Jennifer

    September 13, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    There are things you say to your close friends and there are things you say on twitter. Big difference.

  28. Julie

    September 14, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Bitter woman, tony payne talks too much.

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