Dice Ailes

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Dice Ailes
Born Shasha Damilola Alesh
Victoria Island, Lagos-Nigeria [no citations needed here]
Other names Mr. Miyagi[1]
Citizenship Nigeria
Alma mater York University
Occupation Singer, Songwriter, Rapper
Years active Template:Start date – present
Relatives Tee Tash[2]
Musical artist

Shasha Damilola Alesh[3] better known by his stage name Dice Ailes is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and rapper. He currently has a record deal with Chocolate City.[4]

In 2016 he was nominated for Headies 2016 Rookie of the Year Award.[5][6] tooXclusive ranked his breakthrough single "Miracle" as 3rd on its "Top 10 Songs For The Month Of October" 2016.[7]

Early life and career

He started out as a church choir.[no citations needed here] He achieved recognition in 2016 for his smash hit single "Miracle"[8] featuring Lil Kesh, and the song was produced by "CKay" popularly known as "CKay Yo".

Chart (2016) Song Peak
Playdata Chart "Miracle" (feat. Lil Kesh) 7[9]

Dice Ailes was on "The Beat 99.9 FM" with "Gbemi" on Drive Time Show, where they discuss about his album, singles, collaborations.[10]

2016: Beat FM Xmas concert

On 21 December 2016, Dice Ailes shared stage with like's of WSTRN, Krept and Konan, Migos alongside Lil Kesh at the "Beat FM Xmas concert" 2016 in Lagos.[11]

Educational background

He schooled in Nigeria and Ghana then located to Canada where he studied at York University[12] and also started his musical career before relocating back to Nigeria after his record deal with Chocolate City in 2014.

Machinery (Cover)


In an interview with Tush Magazine,[13] Dice Ailes describes his style of music as "Afro-pop" "RnB", in his word Template:Cquote

Notable performances

He has performed in several popular events, including:



As lead artist
Year Title Album
2014 "Fantasy" Non-album single
2015 "Machinery"
2016 "Miracle"
2017 "Ella"
As featured artist
2015 "Awon Temi"
(Loose Kaynon featuring Dice Ailes & Koker)
The Gemini Project[18][19]
2016 "Brooklyn"
(Ice Prince feat. Dice Ailes)
Jos To The World
2017 "Olohungbo"
(Masterkraft feat. Ceeza, YCEE & Dice Ailes)
Non-album single
"No Favors"[20]
(Yung6ix feat. Dice Ailes & Mr. Jollof)

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)"[21]

Awards and nominations

Year Event Prize Recipient Result
2015 tooXclusive Awards Best New Artiste[22] "Himself" Template:Nom[23]
2016 The Headies Rookie of The Year "Himself" Template:Nom


  1. Says, Http://Gurusgist com (1 September 2016). "360Focus: Roll The Dice, Mr. Miyagi Is In Town". https://www.360nobs.com/2016/09/360focus-roll-the-dice-mr-miyagi-is-in-town/. Retrieved 10 May 2017. 
  2. "Watch Chocolate City's Newest Signee Dice Ailes' Video For 'Yemisi' | OkayAfrica". 4 September 2014. http://www.okayafrica.com/video/dice-ailes-yemisi-video/. Retrieved 10 May 2017. 
  3. "I Stand For Versatility – Dice Ailes |". http://leadership.ng/entertainment/554816/i-stand-for-versatility-dice-ailes. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  4. "Dice Ailes Joins Chocolate City". 11 July 2014. https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2014/07/11/dice-ailes-joins-chocolate-city/. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  5. "Mayorkun Wins “Rookie of the Year” Award at The Headies 2016". https://www.bellanaija.com/2016/12/mayorkun-wins-rookie-of-the-year-award-at-the-headies-2016/. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  6. "Mayorkun, Terry Apala or Dice Ailes: Who will win the Headies 2016 Rookie of the Year award?". 19 December 2016. http://thenet.ng/2016/12/mayorkun-terry-apala-dice-ailes-wins-headies-2016-rookie-year/. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  7. "Top 10 Songs For The Month Of October". 7 November 2016. http://www.wetinhappen.com.ng/top-10-songs-for-the-month-of-october/. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  8. Akan, Joey. "Dice Ailes will be a star with Miracle". http://pulse.ng/buzz/dice-ailes-will-be-a-star-with-miracle-id6033688.html. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  9. Solanke, Abiola. "Tekno"s "Pana" is the hottest song on Playdata Radio Chart". http://pulse.ng/buzz/teknos-pana-is-the-hottest-song-on-playdata-radio-chart-id5951702.html. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  10. "Dice Ailes On The Drive Time Show With Gbemi | The Beat 99.9 FM". http://www.thebeat99.com/audio/dice-ailes-drive-time-show-gbemi-12-04-2016. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  11. Solanke, Abiola. "Migos: Hip hop group party with Nigerian teens at Beat FM Xmas concert". http://pulse.ng/buzz/migos-hip-hop-group-party-with-nigerian-teens-at-beat-fm-xmas-concert-id5931882.html. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 
  12. "Chocolate City star Dice Ailes features Lil Kesh in new single ‘Miracle’ - Vanguard News". 10 October 2016. http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/10/lil-kesh-teams-chocolate-city-artist-miracle/. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  13. "Dice Ailes on his "Choc Boy" journey. - Tush Magazine". 12 January 2016. http://tushmagazine.com.ng/dice-ailes/. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  14. Banah, Namang. "Industry Nite: Milli, Koker, Dice, M.I tore apart the stage". http://pulse.ng/events/industry-nite-milli-koker-dice-m-i-tore-apart-the-stage-id3978967.html. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  15. Adiele, Chinedu. "LoudNProudLive Series: Mr 2kay, Koker, Milli, Dice Ailes, Tomi Odunsi, Samad, others set stage on fire". http://pulse.ng/events/loudnproudlive-series-mr-2kay-koker-milli-dice-ailes-tomi-odunsi-samad-others-set-stage-on-fire-id4029728.html. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  16. Helen, Ajomole. "Check out artiste lined up to celebrate late Fela Kuti in 2016 (photos)". https://entertainment.naij.com/1005660-check-artiste-lined-celebrate-late-fela-kuti-2016-photos.html. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  17. Adesanya, Adedayo. "Jimmy"s Jump Off Mainland Invasion 2016". http://pulse.ng/events/jimmys-jump-off-mainland-invasion-2016-id5607259.html. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  18. "Loose Kaynon - The Gemini Project". http://cloud9.com.ng/loose-kaynon/the-gemini-project/. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  19. Base, MTV (12 January 2016). "News : loose kaynon releases "The Gemini Project"" (in en-ZA). http://www.mtvbase.com/news/loose-kaynon-releases-the-gemini-project/ujbw32. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  20. "Yung6ix ft. Dice Ailes & Mr. Jollof – No Favors". https://www.360nobs.com/2017/05/music-yung6ix-ft-dice-ailes-mr-jollof-no-favors/. Retrieved 10 May 2017. 
  21. Solanke, Abiola. "New Music: M.I Abaga, Dice Ailes - "Controlla" (refix)". http://pulse.ng/new_music/new-music-m-i-abaga-dice-ailes-controlla-refix-id5107350.html. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 
  22. "tooXclusive Awards 2015 Nominees List". http://tooxclusive.com/news/tooxclusive-awards-2015-nominees-list/. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  23. "tooXclusive AWARDS 2015 - WINNERS!". http://tooxclusive.com/news/tooxclusive-awards-2015-winners/. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 

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