New reggae and dance hall sensation, Patrick Nnaemeka popularly known as Patoranking, has revealed the reason behind his album titled. The Girlie o singer, who has been in the industry for a while, recently climaxed his musical dexterity with the launch of his first ever album, with the title “God over everything.”
Speaking to newsmen during the week at Four Point by Sheraton, Victoria Island, Pato, as he fondly called by industry mates, said his strong belief in the power of God largely influenced the choice of his maiden album.
It will be recalled that Patrick, among other successful stars in the music industry, had not a small brush with extreme poverty. Raised in a small slum in Lagos known as Ilaje and the oldest of five children, Patrick and his family lived in extreme poverty as his parents struggled to put food on the table.
By the age of thirteen, Patoranking began hawking various goods to passengers on traffic. Though he wanted to move his family out of the ghetto in hopes of providing a better environment for his siblings to grow up in and a more comfortable life for his parents, Patrick did not expect an intervention in music.
He began his career by working behind the scenes with a number of veteran African artistes, where he learnt the value of hard work and creating music that is unique, memorable and relatable. The award winning Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer, songwriter and performing artiste, who is signed to Foston Musik, has gained popularity and risen to prominence in the Nigerian music industry with his unique blend of dancehall and reggae music, and select African percussion lines.
Summing up his inspiration and major influence he said, “I want people to know that amidst having fun, love and the rest, God still comes first, hence the choice of the name, GOD OVER EVERYTHING . The album is about love, God , my life ,where I come from and where I am headed”.