It created expectation like no other that has since descended into baseless mockery from Nigerians – 9ice has not delivered on the promise.
Speaking on the matter recently, he says, “People are getting it wrong. I didn’t promise anyone a Grammy award; I promised myself. I promised myself a lot of things. I promised myself a Music of Black Origin award and I got it. I promised myself to be one of the most reckoned with artistes and I’ve achieved that.
The Grammy award has been one of my targets as well. There is a Yoruba adage that says, ‘Ba o ku, ise o tan’ which literally means, ‘If there is life, anything can still happen’. I’m still doing music and who says I cannot get it (Grammy award) tomorrow? I still have that belief and I know God will do it for me.”
9ice also dispelled with notions that he moved to America with his family and started working as a security guard. 9ice is not the only Nigerian artist who has faced backlash for his Grammy desires. Another is Skales who released a freestyle titled, ‘Heading For A Grammy‘ in 2009.