Popular newcomer, singer and Headies 2014 Next Rated Award Winner, Patoranking has revealed that he sold rat killer on Lagos traffic before he shot to stardom. He said this in gratitude on Instagram yesterday.
“The boy who once sold rat killer (rat poison) in Lagos traffic… look at him now and tell mi God is not involved #whatyasay #king” he said posting the photo below.
This is not the first time Patoranking is making a statement like this. For example, while making his award acceptance speech at the 2014 edition of HIPTV’s Headies Awards, he said “When I sang ‘When I moved from nothing to something,’ that is my story, I meant it. I would like to say something; two years ago, I was living in a one room [apartment] now I’m living in [at this point, the audience chorused…”Lekki”] somewhere around.” He went on to say in pidgin “If I tell you say I be dey sell rat killer, you go believe? If I tell you say I do bricklayer for Lagos you go believe? Don’t let anyone stop you from achieving your dreams.”
It is nice that Patoranking is sharing stories of his humble beginnings with his fans. Who knows how many people will be inspired to face their dreams?