Nigerian artist, Patoranking has revealed that he once slept on the streets of Ghana when he traveled to Ghana to seek greener pastures and this was before fame found him.
In an interview with Cool FM (Nigeria), the internationally acclaimed Dancehall artist revealed how he quest for survival led him to Ghana and how he ended up sleeping on the street. He further revealed that he had to return to his country empty-handed just as he came.
Patoranking also touched on the ongoing debate as a result of Mr. Eazi asserting the Ghanaian is heavily influencing Nigerian music industry
“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.”
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.”