Popular Nigerian singer, Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, otherwise known as Patoranking, has recounted how his colleague, Timaya helped his career.

According to the reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter, after he met Timaya in 2007 he pulled him out of the ghetto, housed him in 2011 and compelled him to make a hit track.

He revealed his hit song, ‘Alubarika’, featuring Timaya brought him fame and fortune.

While appreciating the veteran singer for going all out to support him at the beginning of his career, Patoranking noted that he wouldn’t have come this far without Timaya.

Watch him speak below,

Meanwhile, Patoranking has revealed that most of his songs and songwriting skills are inspired by his ghetto upbringing.

The singer made this known while answering questions from Pan-African Music content creator.

The ”Abule’ croonerr explained that the hit song from his recent album “Three”, is a sort of ode to life in the ghetto.

In his words,

“Abule simply means hood or ghetto. So when making a song, all I do is just have a reflection about where I come. from and then I write. I was thinking about the party life in the ghetto, how we party, how it is, the things that happen there.”