Nigerian dancehall singer, Patoranking is undoubtedly one of the youngsters ruling the airwaves with his unique music talent.
Unknown to many, the Girlie O singer wasn’t born in affluence and privileged circumstances. He grew up in poverty and not ready to go back to that quality of life.
According to him: “Whenever I remember where I’m coming from, I am inspired to hustle harder. I grew up in poverty and I don’t ever want to go back to that again. If you listen to my songs, you would notice that I’m always trying to motivate people that there is no one that cannot be successful. Once you have something to offer and you work hard, the world is yours for the taking.”
Patoranking started his musical career doing underground collaborations with artists such as XProject, Konga, Slam and Reggie Rockstone.
He signed a record deal with K-Solo’s Igberaga Records in 2010, releasing “Up in D Club” under the outfit. Patoranking became a protégé of Dem Mama Records star, Timaya after collaborating with him on his song “Alubarika”.
In February 2014, he signed a record deal with Foston Musik and released “Girlie O”, a single that put him in the limelight.