Nigerian Dancehall musician Patoranking has recently disclosed how Ghana has helped him shape his career.
According to reports by Nii Ayi Mensah Lartey, the Nigerian multiple hitmaker held a media and stakeholders launch of his album GOE (God Over Everything) at the Best Western Premier Hotel in Accra, Saturday. The event was graced by celebrities like Jupitar, Kaakie, and JMJ.
Patoranking was thankful to Ghanaians for supporting his music career and also revealed that he came to Ghana to pursue his education and music career.
He disclosed that although he dropped out of school along the line, his passion for music kept him on the streets of Accra. According to the “Girlie o” hitmaker, his stay in Ghana both as a student and a musician was tough but the lessons he gathered were worth it.
Patoranking revealed that he learnt most of his musical lessons in Ghana and also discovered that the country is blessed with many music talents. He affirmed that he moved purposely to Ghana because Dancehall is very much appreciated in the country and it will be a great opportunity to launch his career.
In 2009 the VP records signee moved back to Nigeria with the hopes that he would be able to re-launch his career since that couldn’t materialize in Ghana.
He had a massive breakthrough on the back of the musical lessons he had in Ghana. His groundbreaking hits “Alubarika” and “Girlie o” brought him back to where he picked his foundation (Ghana).
“I had to come back to where it all started”, he said.
Patoranking recounted the days he had to listen to radio personalities like Blakk Rasta, Mr. Logic and Nana Kwame (Soul Man) because of the kind of songs they played and the lessons they taught on air. Also, he recollected the days with Stonebwoy, Jupitar and some other artistes at “Bless The Mic” and other radio interviews.
To Patoranking, GOE album basically reflects his hustle, the man he has grown to become and the goodness of God in his life. The GOE album features some of Africa and Jamaica’s finest musicians, namely Sarkodie (Ghana), Kontians (Jamiaca), Ice Prince (Nigeria), Elephant Man (Jamaica), AKA (South Africa) and many others.
Ghana’s Ball J, CEO of “New Africa Studios” also produced one of the songs on his album titled “Patoranking”.