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Patoranking recounts hard times in Ghana: I worked at Accra mall, I dropped out from UCC

The artist of the song “Abule” revealed that he first visited Ghana when he was seventeen in an interview with Accra-based YFM. According to Patoranking, he had to work at that age to provide for himself, which is how he ended up getting a job at Accra Mall.

He said, without specifying the particular position, “I arrived to Ghana when I was 17 years old and I used to be working at the Accra Mall.” “I also worked at a restaurant across from Frankies at the time,” he added.

The award-winning Nigerian artist described how difficult life was at the time while also revealing that he got accepted to the University of Cape Coast (UCC). But he claimed that he left because he was an overseas student and couldn’t afford the tuition.

Beyond this, Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, better known by his stage name Patoranking, has emerged as one of the new generation of successful Nigerian singers. He has worked with well-known African artists like Sarkodie, Tiwa Savage, and Timaya among others to produce a number of popular songs.

One of his international hits is the remix of “Girlir O” with Tiwa Savage. The single, which was released in 2014, made its MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 chart debut at No. 9. As a fan of Patoranking’s music, Tiwa Savage told Ehiz of MTV Base that she had approached him about doing the remix.

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