Local fans are in for a music treat at the Harare International Conference Centre which will this evening host a special show where popular Nigerian artist Patoranking is expected to be the main attraction.
The show is going to be graced by Winky D, Jah Prayzah, Jah Signal, Takura, Nutty O, and Sulumani Chimbetu among others. Despite several acts being set to perform Patoranking has categorically stated that he is not here to compete with any artist but has rather travelled to Zimbabwe to enjoy and share with Zimbabwean fans the joy of being a Patoranking fan.
Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, better known by his stage name Patoranking, is a Nigerian reggae-dancehall 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 and is one of the most recognised global artists around.
Given Patoranking’s star status HICC is expected to be full to the brim as local fans line up to watch a star musician. Local artists such as Jah Prayzah, Winky D and Sulumani Chimbetu will also be looking to treat fans to some local flavour.