Nigerian singer, Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, popularly known as Patoranking has paid homage to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
In the photos shot in Ooni’s palace, Patoranking was seen prostrating before the monarch as a symbol of respect to the traditional institution in Yoruba land.
Patoranking started his performing arts career as a street jam and carnival dancer. In a 2012 interview with Entertainment Express, he said his stage name was given to him by a Jamaican artist whom he met at Alpha Beach in Lagos.
Patoranking has cited Buju Banton, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, Lucky Dube, Chaka Demus, Majek Fashek, Blackky, Blackface, Tuface and Marvelous Benjy as his key musical influences. In the aforementioned interview with Entertainment Express, he described his music as a morally inclined variation of dancehall and said it references socio-political issues.
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