Born Chuks Austine, in the mid 80’s in the city of Ilorin, Kwara State, the boy who would grow up to be known as the musician, Ace, spent the early years of his life in the city of his birth. The only male child of his mother – who raised her three children alone, he, is also the youngest amongst the siblings.
Along with his fascination for poetry and rhymes came, not surprisingly, a corresponding love for music that was first recognized when he joined the choir. Fortunately, he turned out to be as talented a musician as he was a poet. His early musical influences include African and non-African talents such as: Fela Anikulapo–Kuti, Bob Marley, the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac. More recent role models include Nigeria’s 2face and D’banj.
His introduction to the Nigerian public as a performer was at the 2009 SoundCity Urban Music Blast Concert. Where he wowed an unprepared crowd with his stage performance of the song. He shared the stage with the African-American artiste Mims (This is why I’m hot), Jozi of South Africa, most of Nigeria’s foremost artistes and a few other African acts.
Ace’s debut album will be titled; The Ace Project: Fusion, and has an unannounced release date for 2011. Both critics and listeners have positively received the promotional singles from the album, giving top ratings for audio and visual quality. La la le Friday is the lead single from the album and has been described as a “feel-good”, party track celebrating Fridays.[audio:https://www.360nobs.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/La-La-Le-Friday.mp3|titles=La La Le Friday!]