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Dice Ailes
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Showing his Gold slugs
Born Shasha Damilola Alesh
August 1, 1993 (age 24)
Victoria IslandLagos State, Nigeria[citation needed]
Citizenship Nigerian
Alma mater York University
Occupation Singersongwriterrapper
Years active 2014–present
Musical career
Genres PopAfro popAfro Hip-hop
Labels Chocolate City
Associated acts

Shasha Damilola Alesh better known by his stage name Dice Ailes, is a Nigerian singersongwriter and rapper.[1] In July 2014, he signed a record deal with Chocolate City.[2] He was nominated for Rookie of the Year at The Headies 2016.[3][4] In 2016, TooXclusive ranked his breakthrough single “Miracle” third on its list of the “Top 10 Songs for the month of October”.[5] In 2017, tooXclusive named him as “one of the sixteen artists you need to know.[6]

Early life and education

He schooled in Nigeria and Ghana then located to Canada where he studied at York University and also started his musical career before relocating back to Nigeria after his record deal with Chocolate City in 2014.[7]

Career

He started out as a church choir.[8] He achieved recognition in 2016 for his CKay-produced single “Miracle” featuring Lil Kesh.[9]

2016: Beat FM Xmas concert

On 21 December 2016, Dice Ailes shared stage with like’s of WSTRNKrept and KonanMigos alongside Lil Kesh at the “Beat FM Xmas concert” 2016 in Lagos.[10]

Artistry

In an interview with Tush Magazine, Dice Ailes describes his style of music as “Afro-pop RnB”.[11] In his words:

Discography

Singles

As lead artist
Year Title Album
2014 “Fantasy” Non-album single
“Telephone”
2015 “Machinery”
2016 “Miracle”
2017 “Ella”
2017 “Otedola”
2018 “mr biggs”
As featured artist
2015 “Awon Temi”
(Loose Kaynon featuring Dice Ailes & Koker)
The Gemini Project[12][13]
2016 “Brooklyn”
(Ice Prince feat. Dice Ailes)
Jos To The World
2017 “Olohungbo”
(Masterkraft feat. Ceeza, YCEE & Dice Ailes)
Non-album single
“No Favors”[14]
(Yung6ix feat. Dice Ailes & Mr. Jollof)

Compilation singles

As lead artist
Year Title Album
2015 “Drank”
(DJ Lambo, Milli, Dice Ailes)
TICBN
“Oh No No”
(Dice Ailes)

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Released Date
2015 The Indestructible Choc Boi Nation 30 April 2015

Cover[edit]

As lead artist
Year Artist Title
2016 M.I & Dice Ailes Controlla (refix)”[15]

Awards and nominations

Year Event Prize Recipient Result
2015 tooXclusive Awards Best New Artiste[16] Himself Nominated[17]
2016 The Headies Rookie of The Year Nominated
2018 Next Rated Nominated[18]

References

  1. Jump up^ “I Stand For Versatility – Dice Ailes”Leadership. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  2. Jump up^ “Dice Ailes Joins Chocolate City”P.M. News. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  3. Jump up^ “Mayorkun Wins “Rookie of the Year” Award at The Headies 2016″BellaNaija. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  4. Jump up^ “Mayorkun, Terry Apala or Dice Ailes: Who will win the Headies 2016 Rookie of the Year award?”Nigerian Entertainment Today. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  5. Jump up^ “Top 10 Songs For The Month Of October”WetinHappen Magazine. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  6. Jump up^ “TooXclusive’s Artistes To Watch In 2017!!!”tooXclusive. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  7. Jump up^ “Chocolate City star Dice Ailes features Lil Kesh in new single ‘Miracle’ – Vanguard News”Vanguard. 10 October 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  8. Jump up^ “Artiste of the week: Choc Boy, Diles Ailes – Tribune”Nigeria Tribune. 12 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  9. Jump up^ Akan, Joey. “Dice Ailes will be a star with Miracle”Pluse Nigeria. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  10. Jump up^ Solanke, Abiola. “Migos: Hip hop group party with Nigerian teens at Beat FM Xmas concert”Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  11. Jump up^ “Dice Ailes on his “Choc Boy” journey. – Tush Magazine”Tush Magazine. 12 January 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  12. Jump up^ “Loose Kaynon – The Gemini Project”cloud 9. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  13. Jump up^ Base, MTV (12 January 2016). “News : loose kaynon releases “The Gemini Project””MTV Base. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  14. Jump up^ “Yung6ix ft. Dice Ailes & Mr. Jollof – No Favors”360nobs. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  15. Jump up^ Solanke, Abiola. “New Music: M.I Abaga, Dice Ailes – “Controlla” (refix)”Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  16. Jump up^ “tooXclusive Awards 2015 Nominees List”tooXclusive. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  17. Jump up^ “tooXclusive AWARDS 2015 – WINNERS!”tooXclusive. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  18. Jump up^ Ohunyon, Ehis. “Wizkid, Davido, Simi and Mayorkun are among the big winners at the 12th edition of the Headies Music Awards”. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
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