Nigerian dancehall superstar Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie also known as Patoranking’s much-awaited act at the Harare International Conference Centre Friday night turned to be a damp squib as the Naija singer failed to live up to expectations.
Going to the stage after a superb show by locals Jah Prayzah and Winky D, Patoranking turned to be a far cry as his deed was way below the pace set by the two stars.
The Nigeria singer is known for his hits among them ‘No Kissing Baby, My Woman, God over Everything and Happy Day.
With a 10 member band, his choreography on the salsa lacked the foreign sting and was below what hard-pressed Zimbabweans hoped for such that some fans started leaving the conference centre as soon as they realised he was a deceit to their time.
The singer is dope. Listening or watching his artistic work on a mobile phone or television makes one like him more but his live performance was poor.
Patoranking’s is internationally recognized YES but the fact that he was on an away ground, his instinct could have told him that stage means serious business especially on an economically struggling country like Zimbabwe.
Clad in a jacket inscribed Son of God, the naija singer seems to have overestimated his ability to entice Harare.
Jah Prayzah lighted up the stage and left the fans craving for more before the Gafa president, Winky D serenaded the crowd with his hit MuGarden which features Gemma Griffiths.
He went tune after tune, sang the Mhere Kurira hit, a tune in remembrance of the late icon Oliver Mtukudzi till he left the stage blazing
By the time the ninja president had done with his act, the tango was hot and fans were already on ecstasy hoping to cap the night fabulous performance from Patoranking.
Had it not been for his collaboration with Jah Prayzah, Follow Me, the Nigerian star was bound to head back to Lagos without leaving any memories in Harare