Nigerian Reggae/Dancehall star, Patoranking, has announced, the forthcoming release of a second album, entitled ‘Wilmer’ which is a dedication to his daughter, whose picture is also the cover art for the album.
The dancehall superstar also composed a heartfelt letter to his daughter expressing his feelings towards her as he shared the album art on Instagram;
My blessing from above, Before I was introduced to you, I knew you, My new tribe, We grew, Steps we took, Days I flew, Sunrises too,
We are glued, Through unconditional love, Our souls intertwined,
Our bond, purest at its core, In disbelief that you are mine,
We shine, Through my obstacles in Cotonou, Hustling with Grandpa
A reminder, From there I came, Product of Ebute Metta,
Hope for the ghetto youth.
I write you this letter in hopes you understand your greatest value, Of importance and bravery, Forged in rich heritage, African Royalty, A Champion that’s who you are Remember to pursue your greatest potential,
In you there could be a Yaa Asantewaa, A spark similar to Michelle Obama
Flawed I am not, For your eyes cloak me in deep comfort, Whilst Kampala airport remind me that I am Black, A Nigerian The beauty lies in the fact that you see me Past all that, All that identifies as unworthy,
For in you there is strength, Drawn by raw emotion,
Magnificent in all your humility, In all the changes you made in me,
Unknowingly, Separated by an influx of differences, Surrounded by infinite love, My peace of mind, The anomaly, The exception to the rule,
You are, My best body of work, Art imitating life,
I am, Father to Wilmer
God fearing, African,
Black, Man This is Wilmer,
Daughter of Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie aka Patoranking
In January 2016, Patoranking was announced as one of the judges on the maiden edition of the singing competition ‘The Voice Nigeria’ and also released his debut studio album titled ‘God Over Everything (G.O.E)’ on 1st of August of the same year. ‘Wilmer’ will reportedly hit the airwaves on 24th May, 2019.