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Dice Ailes
Dice Ailes
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Shasha Damilola Alesh

(1993-08-01) August 1, 1993 (age 25)
Alma materYork University
OccupationSinger, songwriter, rapper
Years active2014-present
Musical career
GenresPop, Afro pop, Afro Hip-hop
LabelsChocolate City

Shasha Damilola Alesh better known by his stage name Dice Ailes, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter 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 relocated 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]


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

On 21 December 2016, Dice Ailes shared stage with likes of WSTRN, Krept and Konan, Migos alongside Lil Kesh at the "Beat FM Xmas concert" 2016 in Lagos.[10]

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



As lead artist
Year Title Album
2014 "Fantasy" Non-album single
2015 "Machinery"
2016 "Miracle"
2017 "Ella"
2017 "Otedola"
2018 "mr biggs"
2018 "Dicey"
2018 "Enough"
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)
2017 "Your Father"

(M.I Abaga feat. Dice Ailes)

Rendezvous: The Playlist

Compilation singles

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

Compilation albums

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


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]


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

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