EXCLUSIVE: Ruggedman And 9ice Shouldn’t Have Fought Over Me – Toni Payne

Date: 13-04-2013 11:21 am (8 years ago) | Author: Charles colins
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Toni Payne, estranged wife of Nigerian artiste, 9ice spoke to PUNCH’s Nonye Ben-Nwankwo about the many controversies surrounding her life



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Do you know music so much that you had to go on social media to criticise Tonto Dike’s song?

I didn’t do that.

But where did the story come from?

I know where it came from. I was at an event and somebody asked me what I thought of her song. I said she is a woman like me and she is trying. We are not all perfect. The next thing, I started reading online was that Tony Payne said this and that about Tonto Dike’s song. I was amazed. I never said anything negative about her songs. I have heard the song just once on the radio.

But what do you think of her music?

I haven’t really heard it. I don’t believe in abusive criticism. If I listen to the music, I might even end up liking it because of all the abuses she has got.

Why did you come back to Nigeria?

I got married. I just had to move back home. I felt I should have a close knit family. I got into working in Nigeria and I have been having fun.

Do you have any issues with K Solo?

I don’t have any issues with him. We are not friends. We’ve never sat down to have a 10-minute conversation. The issue with him came up because I follow him on Twitter and I saw the comment he made concerning his son. The mother in me couldn’t take it. I was angry about why he could say such concerning an innocent child on social media. That was it.



Have you ruled out marriage?

Everything is in God’s hands. I will not rule out that aspect.

What if 9ice comes back to you?

(laughs) No comment. I will not answer that. I cannot predict the future.

What is this story that he snubbed you at an event?

I don’t know where that story came from. How could he have snubbed me? We are not enemies. He didn’t snub me at any event. I got to the event quite early. At that point, I was about leaving. And because there were too many eyes on me, I just had to stay awhile. It was even later that he asked me if I was at the event.



Do you still talk?

Oh yes we talk. We have a child together. We are friends.

During the brouhaha, you were outspoken, why?

There will be a time in the future when my son will be able to browse the Internet and read up all the stuff that happened. I didn’t want him to ask me why I didn’t defend myself. That was what inspired my own decision. I didn’t care whatever consequences that came out from my defending myself. I had to defend myself.

Why did you marry 9ice? So many people were of the view you were taken by his fame…

When I met him, he wasn’t that popular. I met him before the stardom. He was somebody whose personality I liked. It didn’t have anything to do with his being a celebrity. I saw a person I liked. I didn’t look at his status. I would say he was the first guy I was ever really in love with.

Was he your first boyfriend?

No. he wasn’t. But he was the first guy I had genuine love for.

Who was your first boyfriend?

It was one guy. We still talk. I’m not going to mention his name. He is still my friend.

How did you feel when you heard that another lady now has kids for 9ice?

No comment. I am not going to say anything concerning that. I don’t even know about it. I read about it in the papers. But then, I have read so many things about me that weren’t true in the papers. However, true or not, I will not talk about it.

It is more than two years since you separated. Are you now officially divorced?

I’ll not say anything about that. I’m sure 9ice will not tell you either.


We learnt you went back to beg him to take you back?

Me? Never. I did not. I know where the story came out from. Somebody close to him was feeding the press with the story. For some reasons known to him, he never liked me. He was the one that was always talking about me and coming up with such stories.

I guess you mean his former manager, Deinde?

Yes. And since he left him, no story has been said about me. I didn’t go to beg 9ice to take me back. Why would I do that?

Did you actually sleep with Ruggedman?

Of course I did not. I can categorically tell you I did not. Ruggedman has been my friend. But even before then, we didn’t see. And even after the whole incident, we have hardly seen. The last time I saw Rugged was during Occupy Nigeria. I have not seen him again since then.

Would you want Ruggedman and 9ice to be friends again?

They are adults so they should make their own decisions. But then again, I want peace between them. The fight was not warranted. There shouldn’t have been any fight in the first place. The song that caused the problem wasn’t about me. I was there when the song was recorded. I can still remember what I cooked that day. I cooked jollof rice and I diced the meat I used in cooking the rice. The lady referred to in the song was not me. All the attributes didn’t have anything to do with me. I don’t have tattoos. The last time I checked, I wasn’t bisexual as the lady referred to in the song. It was just a song but people just chose to believe whatever would suit them.

Posted: at 13-04-2013 11:21 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- crusifixo at 13-04-2013 11:32 AM (8 years ago)
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how is dis NP dude and babes phyuking [email protected] you making this place really boring
Posted: at 13-04-2013 11:32 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- juddycoil at 13-04-2013 11:36 AM (8 years ago)
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u  see   Undecided Undecided Undecided
Posted: at 13-04-2013 11:36 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- philnel at 13-04-2013 11:45 AM (8 years ago)
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Thank God am first to coment...If Ruged baba will hear this pls make up with ur pal 9ice ..I really love ur efforts in Naija music and even if u think nobody appreciate, my I will always do bcos u make rap what it is today in naija....pls let peace rain...
Posted: at 13-04-2013 11:45 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ezchusa at 13-04-2013 11:54 AM (8 years ago)
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Mtcheeew......nonsense

Posted: at 13-04-2013 11:54 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Tyahaya at 13-04-2013 12:13 PM (8 years ago)
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 Undecided
Posted: at 13-04-2013 12:13 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Adikpe at 13-04-2013 12:16 PM (8 years ago)
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As if it concerns me
Posted: at 13-04-2013 12:16 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- donfesla at 13-04-2013 12:37 PM (8 years ago)
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Na lie ruggedman rugged u under,asewo
Posted: at 13-04-2013 12:37 PM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- chylind5 at 13-04-2013 12:47 PM (8 years ago)
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Let Peace reign. I  hate divorce. I wish U guys the best.
Posted: at 13-04-2013 12:47 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chicco77 at 13-04-2013 01:10 PM (8 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 13-04-2013 01:10 PM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Noble12 at 13-04-2013 01:19 PM (8 years ago)
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Hm
Posted: at 13-04-2013 01:19 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dickman2 at 13-04-2013 01:40 PM (8 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh? Huh?
Posted: at 13-04-2013 01:40 PM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Chijoy4peace at 13-04-2013 02:01 PM (8 years ago)
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MAY GOD UNITE BACK, IF IT IS D WILL OF GOD, BOTH OF YOU WILL SURELY COME BACK AS HUSBAND N WIFE, IF NOT. PEACE! Grin EVRY DISPUTES  MUST BE SETTLED IN JESUS` NAME, AMEN. ONE LOVE!
Posted: at 13-04-2013 02:01 PM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- etibaba at 13-04-2013 03:06 PM (8 years ago)
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na u know

Posted: at 13-04-2013 03:06 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Biafranwar at 13-04-2013 03:31 PM (8 years ago)
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So?
Posted: at 13-04-2013 03:31 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- destinlily at 13-04-2013 03:31 PM (8 years ago)
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no be this same girl or woman used her honeypot take distruy ruggedman music carrier, and use heart brake to turn 9nice into mumu, cmmon english nice can not speak again since she left 9nice na only iyoroba music 9nice come dey sing now, chai!! evil woman shut up...
Posted: at 13-04-2013 03:31 PM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- micc at 13-04-2013 04:10 PM (8 years ago)
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I hear
Posted: at 13-04-2013 04:10 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- Bettygirls at 13-04-2013 04:19 PM (8 years ago)
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so?
Posted: at 13-04-2013 04:19 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Senegal at 13-04-2013 04:37 PM (8 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 13-04-2013 04:37 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- Solidstonez at 13-04-2013 04:46 PM (8 years ago)
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hmmm

Posted: at 13-04-2013 04:46 PM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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