Nigerian crooner 9ice, used to be the man of the moment and his voice was enough to send fans into feverish excitement back in the days. However, his unique voice seems to have lost some of its appeal, even as it sounds somewhat cracked.
Speaking to PUNCH, he explained why this is so. “As of the time I recorded my first album, I was 24 years old, and if you compare that to when someone is 35 years old, you can see the changes in the physical body and every other aspect. Age has a lot to do with that. Another factor is that most times when we go for concerts, the microphones and other sound equipment are not right. I end up shouting at the top of my voice. Imagine someone doing that consistently for five years.
After the release of Gongo Aso, I was doing shows all over back and forth for almost five years. Sometimes, you rehearse your songs on a particular key, and when you get there for performance, they play a different key. So with all these, there is the tendency to lose your voice, and even get the voice cracking,” he said.