He was listed in the top 20 of the Sprite Rap Radio competition, and now he’s setting off his career the right way. Check out this freestyle from Lil Ice on the 6ft, 7ft beat.
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Chidi David Akurunwa, also known by his stage name Lil Ice, is a brand new Nigerian Hip-hop artist whose career started in May 2011. He was born in the city of Benin, but lived in Kano state with his parents, Mr and Mrs Akurunwa, both of Nigerian descent. He is from Imo state, Owerri. At the age of 4, Chidi was a big fan of rap music and loved listening to it. He later moved to Abuja and is still living there with his parents. He has a brother and a sister called, Uchenna Akurunwa and Onyekachi Akurunwa. He attended Premiere Academy secondary school and started writing his own songs in JSS1 using samples by other Hip hop musicians and hasn’t looked back since. He has won several inter school music competitions. He is known to be a good freestyler for his age. His major music influences are T.I, Tupac, Biggie, Lil wayne, Drake, Ice prince, M.I and Jesse Jagz. He
recorded his first song in May this year, which was his oleku remix.
He also went on to record his own song with a producer and singer known as Ozone called Tb on d waist. He also has his own version of the DON JAZZY enigma, although he didn’t participate in the competition because he was writing exams at the time of the competition. He also had two
other tracks called me Run Me Down(freestyle) and Run Me Down(party mix). He is still working on many more tracks and is currently not
under a record label.
He also participated in a competition, in which the winner was to perform at Ice prince Album launch, which he won. Lil ice then performed at the Launch and gave a mad performance. Lil Ice is currently working on his mixtape ‘The Reconstruction’, which will come out january this year. Here is the debut single, a 6 foot 7 cover. He is is currently managed by Long time family friend Dan-donald Alahirah, who is well experienced in the music scene and manages a few other artists as well. Lil Ice is 16 years of age