The Voice Nigeria coach Patoranking has announced a release date for his debut album: 1 August, the day after the finale. Is he looking for a double celebration, perhaps?
Titled ‘God Over Everything’, the album marks a new phase of the career of our coach. Since making his debut with the track ‘Alubarika’, Patoranking has landed a deal with international reggae-dancehall label VP Records – and then a role as coach on The Voice Nigeria.
In an official statement, Pato says, “Expect the unexpected. [‘God Over Everything’] has a song for everyone, for people of all ages, class and from 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 can’t wait for the world to hear it, to hear us.”
The album’s first single, “No Kissing Baby” featuring Sarkodie, has already been released, while a recent post on Patoranking’s Facebook page highlights some of the inspirational talk he must be sharing with #TeamPatoranking.
“Keep your eyes on the prize,” he wrote, “And never forget how it started and who you started with. The people you keep close to you determine how far and how high you will go in life. They can inspire you, they can motivate you, and they can show you things going on around you that you might not see.”
He concluded by saying, “#GOEtheAlbum is me telling the stories of those around me for the world to hear. And now that I have your ears, I won’t fail you.”
The Voice Nigeria airs at 19:00 WAT on Africa Magic Showcase DStv Channel 151 and on Africa Magic Urban DStv Channel 153. Join the conversation on The Voice Nigeria Facebook page, as well as on Twitter and Instagram via @TheVoiceNaija.