Saturday, July 22, the biggest reggae festival in the whole world, the Reggae Sumfest shut down Jamaica and also the day patoranking broke the record, making him the first nigerian artiste to perform on the stage
The ‘My Woman, My Everything’, singer took to his Instagram page to express his happiness.
‘My kids will be taught in school how their father was the first African artiste to perform at the biggest reggae festival in the world. If you believe it you can achieve it…I pray for my colleagues/African artistes to experience the same open doors.’
‘I may never have come this far if I don’t have doubting Thomas dem/haters but please don’t stop doubting or hating I really need more of that. Am already in 2018 and my New video just dropped….Welcome to my World,’ he wrote.
But first and foremost, this one will go down in the history books and this is something I will tell my kids — that I was the first African artiste to perform on the Reggae Sumfest stage in Jamaica. I am so happy to be here in a country I have dreamed about so much, sharing in this vibrant culture and learning more about these beautiful people.
His hit My Woman, My Everything, has truly earned him so many fans in Jamaica, with his unique dancehall flavour on top of Afrobeat rhythm.
“I have always wanted to be the voice of the voiceless. So my music and lyrics must always say something for those who can’t speak for whatever reason.”
“With My Woman, My Everything, I strongly believe there is someone… a taximan, a bus driver and conductor, who needs the words to express himself to the woman in his life, and this is the perfect track. I have to give big respect to Wande Coal who collaborated with me on that track and provided such a great hook.”
“For Jamaicans to know and love my track is just another amazing thing for me. I grew up on reggae and dancehall music. I knew them before I knew about hip hop. I knew of Jamaica before so many other countries in the world.”
So for my music to be available to Jamaicans is just another moment for me.”
Big pop artiste like 50 Cent, Usher and Rihanna have also performed at the festival. Patoranking, becomes the first nigerian artiste to perfrome at the festival.