“I wanted to sign Sarkodie for 6 months. I wanted us to do an inter-state tour in Nigeria,” the words of Patoranking.
Award-winning Nigerian Dancehall artiste, Patoranking has revealed that he wanted to sign Ghanaian artiste Sarkodie years ago.
In an interview with Sammy Forson and Berla Mundi on 'Route919' how on Live FM, the "My Woman, My Everything" disclosed that he’s been following the ‘Mewu’ rapper’s exploits for sometime.
“I wanted to sign Sarkodie for 6 months. I wanted us to do an inter-state tour in Nigeria,” Pato revealed.
He added that listening to Sarkodie's verse on Edem’s "You Dey Craze" made him a fan. It is believed that the 2011 released track is one of the songs that shot Sarkodie into mainstream fraternity.
Patoranking, who is a descent of Ebonyi, started his musical career doing underground collaborations with artistes such as XProject, Konga, Slam and Reggie Rockstone.
He signed a record deal with K-Solo’s Igberaga Records in 2010, releasing “Up in D Club” under the outfit. Patoranking became a protégé of Dem Mama Records after collaborating with Timaya on his song “Alubarika”.
In February 2014, he signed a record deal with Foston Musik and released “Girlie O”, a single that put him in the limelight.
On 9 February 2015, Patoranking announced via Instagram that he signed a distribution deal with VP Records.