Dance hall sensation, Patoranking, was in the spotlight early
Monday morning, during the Headies Awards ceremony which
began Saturday night, at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island,
Lagos.
The reggae star, who clinched three diadems at the show, also
became the proud owner of a brand new Hyundai, the only car
prize in the music competition.
The awards include his collaborative effort on Emergency, the
hit single he did alongside WizzyPro, Skales and Runtown and
bagged the Best Collabo award; his hit track, Girlie’o, which
gave him the Best Reggae /Dancehall category and the
biggest award of the night – the Next Rated award category,
which earned him the car prize.
Patoranking’s acceptance speech aroused emotions. The artiste
went down memory lane, hinting about his humble beginnings.
“If I tell you I was once a rat killer seller, would you believe?
If I tell you I was once a brick layer would you believe? But
God brought me out of the gutter. My story should inspire you.
Don’t let anyone tell you that you cannot make it in life or you
can’t achieve anything, I am a living proof of how God can
turn around your story in seconds,” he said. The speech earned
him loud applause and standing ovation by the crowd.
Meanwhile, Davido and Olamide also won two awards each, being
Song of The Year and Arististe of The Year, and Album of The
Year and the Best Rap Album respectively. Don Jazzy won the
Best Producer of The Year, while the Mavin Crew won Best Pop
Single with their smash hit single Dorobucci .
Others are, Best Recording of The Year- Ordinary People by
Cobhams Asuquo; Best Music Video – Clarence Peters for
Flavour’s Ada Ada; Best R’n’B/Pop Album – Sean Tizzle for
The Journey ; Best R’n’B Single – 2face Idibia for Let
Somebody Love You ; Best Rap Single – Phyno for Parcel ; Best
Vocal Performance (Male) – Timi Dakolo for Iyawo Mi ; Best
Vocal Performance (Female) – Niyola for Love To Love You ft
Banky W; Hip-hop World Revelation – Kcee for Take Over; Best
Street-Hop Artiste – Oritse Femi for Double Wahala ; Best
Alternative Song – BOJ for Bolaji and Best African Artiste –
Sarkodie (Ghana).
P-Square, who did not win in their chosen category, were
honoured with a recognition award for their impact in the
music industry.
Although the event started behind schedule, it featured
exciting performances from top artistes and nominees such as
Patoranking, Tiwa Savage, Dr Sid, Runtown, Skales, P-Square
and Don Jazzy.

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