The long awaited album "God over Everything" (GOE) from the Nigerian dancehall star Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie aka Patoranking is finally over.
Soon after landing at the Julius Nyerere International airport (JNIA) yesterday evening, the dancehall reggae artiste together with his team were received by Spice Africa, the company working with Patoranking in promoting his music and distribution of the artiste's new album.
Speaking at a press conference held at Paparazzi-Slipway the same evening, The artiste revealed some of his hits that are available on the album, a few which are already doing well internationally like "Girlie O", "My woman", "Make Am", "Another Level", "Alubarika" and his recent new single "No Kissing Baby" featuring Ghanaian Sarkodie.
The album which contains most hits produced from his record label VP records, has a total number of 16 songs. "This album is a masterpiece; it has got songs for everyone, for people of all ages and for all parts of Africa.
I wanted to pay homage to my roots and also embrace the new school African music scene that is taking over the world. I'm so excited to introduce it for the first time worldwide to my Tanzanian fans"... said Patoranking.
The artiste also took his time to explain why he chose Dar es Salaam as the first city to introduce his debut album, "Tanzanians are lovely people, I have seen a number of artistes from Nigeria and other countries who come here to perform and the love is huge" He mentioned a few Tanzanian artistes that the star is planning to work with including: Navy Kenzo and Vanessa Mdee, who according to him are like family.
He thanked his fans and the media in Tanzania for supporting his music before revealing that he will also tour Nairobi, Kampala and Accra-Ghana to do a similar activity before heading back home. Patoranking also went on to exclusively break the news that he has established a record label one he dubs as "his baby", whose first artist comes from our very own Tanzania, "His name is Walid, you may not know him now, but you will, he is destined for great things" said Patoranking.
On her part, Spice Africa's General Manager Marketing Joan Nkuzi said, it is an honour for the talented Nigerian artiste to debut his album for the first time in Tanzania and that's why they couldn't hesitate to support this initiative.
The Core business of Spice Africa is to take African music to the world as a content aggregator and distributor present in over 12 markets in Africa, they made sure not only to work with artists that are talented, but artists that are humble and know their purpose - and that is Patoranking.
"Spice Africa through our mobisite and app "Mziiki", as well as partnerships with Telco's on various platforms like CRBT and IVR, we aim to continue to revitalise our content, through partnerships with Talent across East, Central, West and Southern Africa. Our job here is to make sure that Patoranking is successful in his debut album and that he achieves the support he needs accordingly".
Source: Tanzania Daily News.