Dance hall singer Patoranking recently disclosed that he has been in the music industry for a long time now before his hit songs brought him to limelight. In an interview, he revealed how he struggled as an upcoming artiste and how he almost gave up until there was a sudden break for him.
While speaking on a programme on Cool FM, Lagos, Patoranking said,
“Nigerians are very powerful people and if they like your song, you are likely to be a success in Africa. There was a point in my life that I traveled to Ghana in search of greener pastures but I ended up trekking and sleeping on the streets. I decided to come back to Nigeria. Then I released ‘Alubarika’ and ‘Girlie O.’ Both songs were a hit and in no time, I was invited to perform in Ghana, Kumasi Stadium to be precise. When they came to pick me, I counted the number of cars and it was 13. I was very surprised but was grateful to God.”
Addressing the recent claims made by Mr. Eazi that Nigerians copy his style and the Ghanaian style of singing, Patoranking urged the singer not to make such a statement as there has always been a fusion of Nigeria-Ghana music before he thought of music.
“We have been having this cultural exchange with Ghana way back since the time Tuface sang ‘My love’ which featured VIP from Ghana. Tic Tac and Tony Tetuila sang ‘Fefe ne efe.’ The musical cultural exchange between Nigeria and Ghana has been going on even before I finished secondary school. It is false for Mr. Eazi to say he started that style of music because he did not help me sing my hit song, ‘My Woman.’ I did it myself and the song is a global hit song. It is the biggest afrobeat song in the Caribbean. I do not agree with his statement. It is wrong.”
Source – Greennews