Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie popularly known as Patoranking is arguably one of the prominent dancehall artists in Africa. His industrious career has seen him build a solid brand on the continent, winning several national and continental music awards in the process. However his success never came on a silver platter. Patoranking has recounted how he went through hard times prior to his music success on several media platforms. The "I'm in Love" singer had to hustle, struggled and devise means to keep his head out of the water.
From selling rat poison to dropping out of the University are some of his dark moments prior to his success. As the saying goes, 'oneday the charcoal seller's son would also wear white'. Patoranking finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel in 2014, when his song 'Girlie o' became an instant hit and gain mammoth recognition worldwide. Since then, he has gone on to release several bangers making him one of the most admired singers in Africa.
Check out some of his pictures of how he looked before he became popular.
According to him, he did everything humanly possible to survive and finally music saved him. Aside music, the singer also embarks on a charity programme to help young people, who by virtue poverty are unable to get educated. He currently assist about 152 kids in Africa.
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