Patoranking

Entertainment and Lifestyle Reporter

NIGERIAN star Patoranking has promised to set the stage ablaze in a show that is expected to fill the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) on Friday.

The singer has a rich discography including collabos with some of the revered musicians from the continent among them Sauti Soul, Wande Coal, Sarkodie and even our very own Jah Prayzah.

Lined up for the show are the Zimbabwe Dancehall king Winky D,  ExQ, Jah Prayzah, Jah Signal, Nutty O, Takura and Sulumani Chimbetu.

Speaking during a press conference on Wednesday in Harare, Patoranking said people should expect the best performance from him as he was more than ready for the show.

He also said said that he was not afraid to be outclassed by Winky D who has been famed for outclassing many foreign artist who have come to perform in Zimbabwe.

“Afraid! afraid! afraid of what!?” exclaimed Patoranking while responding on whether or not he is afraid of  Winky D outshining him at the Ikonic Chronicles concert.

“When I was doing clashes no one knew who I was, but when I started to do what I love, I became a household name. I am here to get involved not to just perform, I’m here to leave a stamp,” said the 28-year-old singer.

He added that Zimbabwe has always held a special place in his heart.

“Zimbabwe has always held a special spot in my heart. When I was in Jamaica reading about Bob Marley, this was the only African country he visited before his death,” he said, although Bob Marley had visited three more countries that is Kenya, Ethiopia and Gabon before his untimely death.

About Pato, he was born Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie on May 27 1990). He is a reggaedancehall singer and songwriter. He hails from Onicha in Ebonyi State and was born and raised in Ijegun-Egba.

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 after collaborating with Timaya 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. On 9 February 2015, Patoranking announced via Instagram that he signed a distribution deal with VP Records.

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