With a successful debut on the first season of the reality show The Voice Nigeria tucked neatly under his belt, Patoranking has been busy doing some of the things he knows how to do best, dropping hits and wowing his fans worldwide. Riding on the wings of his newly released album GOE (God Over Everything) the dance hall crooner decided to take his music on the road and thus the birth of his very successful world tour.
The first leg of his world tour took him across cities in the United States of America where he was warmly received by his adoring fans at every single sold out venue he performed at. The warm reception was clearly evident in the way the fans and concert goers sang the lyrics of his songs along with him and it didn’t matter whether he was performing in Dallas, Washington, New York or Atlanta, the result was the same.
Patoranking then took a break from his world tour to bag some international accolades. Most notable was his multi-figured deal with the world’s largest, raggae record label, VP Records. He also scored a brand ambassadorial role with the international brand SKYY Vodka in addition to a slew of musical awards across the continent.
The acclaim from the success of the GOE album had clearly created a tsunami-style wave for the dancehall king and like a true boss; he has been riding the waves well. This is buttressed by the fact that the he teamed up with South African rap superstar AKA in the Coke studios to create a monster track, "Special Fi Mi" which made it all the way to the number one spot on music charts worldwide. Patoranking continued his world tour with several headlining shows in Accra Ghana, South Africa and the United Kingdom, all before the end of 2016.
Patoranking kicked off the next leg of his world tour with confirmed dates and cities across Europe and it was no surprise that most of the venues reported tickets to see Patoranking were sold out weeks before the due dates. It would seem that the flames from the GOE album swept across Europe like a wild fire as well. Fans who turned up to watch the him tried to one-up their American counterparts in an unspoken contest of which set of fans could sing along the loudest.
Season Two of The Voice Nigeria will hit our TV screens on the 18th of June and the Patoranking will be joined not only by his returning co-coaches Timi Dakolo and Waje but we also see a new coach in the mix, Mama Africa Yemi Alade. If Season One can be used as a yardstick of measurement, then you can surely bet your last Naira that the Dancehall king will be at his entertaining best.
Season 2 of The Voice Nigeria premieres on Sunday 18th June at 20:00 CAT on Africa Magic Showcase DStv Ch151 and Africa Magic Urban DStv Ch153.