Popular Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter, Patoranking, during an interview with Pan-African Music content creator, revealed that growing up in a slum helped his music career.
According to the father of one, most of his songs and songwriting skill are mainly inspired by the ghetto environment he grew up in, referring to his hit track, ‘Abule’ off his recent album, ‘Three’. Patoranking further explained that the song 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.”