9 years after the release of his hit song Gongo Aso, singer 9ice has revealed his voice isn’t quite what it used to be.

He has been out of the spotlight in recent years, and has attributed part of it to a deterioration in his voice.

He told Punch newspaper: “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.

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“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.

He’s tried to get into politics in recent years, but having recently signed a new management deal, it seems like he’s going to be making music for a while.