Patoranking, real name Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, is a singer and songwriter is recognised for his infusion of reggae and dancehall with a Nigerian twist.
Having grown up in Ebute Metta, the artist made a name underground before going mainstream.
Patoranking, in a recent chat with Guardian Life, has revealed that his hit song Alubarika is the one song that best describes him.
According to him:
“I was able to tell people where I am headed and where I am coming from; within three minutes I was able to sell myself to the world.
Alubarika brought me out from the underground to the mainstream.
Underground is the root. It’s a is beautiful thing starting there. It is like planting a seed; many people don’t see the process that goes in, all they see is the tree. I think it was very important to my career.”
You can get all the juicy details Patoranking shared in the Guardian Life magazine.
Here is a photo of the cover: