Rahma, daughter of Nigerian billionaire Mohammed Indimi who shared a video of the speech, wrote;
Whoooop whooooop. Alhamdullilah for Allah’s khair. Your speech at Harvard university is an emotional one and inspiring. For someone that hasn’t gone to school, you have accomplished a lot. May Allah continue to bless you and open more doors. Ameen
Few months ago, Nigerian singer, Patoranking was caught up in a controversy of speaking at Harvard University. Nigerian dancehall artiste, Patoranking who shared photos of him at Harvard, was dragged into a banter by a white follower after he claimed that he was invited to speak at the top Ivy league school.
Maleek Berry, Patoranking, and Ghanaian producer Juls were indeed in Harvard Business School‘s Africa Business Club for a meeting anyway. The three sat down with a packed room to discuss music business in Africa.
Proclaiming his love for Arsenal, Patoranking talked about his similarities with Alexis Sánchez. He says, “I work like Sanchez because every time Sanchez doesn’t score, he is never happy about it…he’s a result-oriented person and that’s me.”
Patoranking, who started off as a dancer in the streets, talks about his love for reggae as he was primarily exposed to Bob Marley as a child. He says “Shout out to my neighbour” who he thanks for his love for Reggae. The singer goes on to explain the “Galala” sound, which he describes as “our own form of dancehall”. He makes no bone about his love for the music genre, which rules majority of the Lagos ghettos.
“Music for me started at an early age, I started as a dancer,” he says. “I was dancing to many sounds, but most especially the Galala sounds…. I fell in love with it because I was in the ghetto and Galala music runs the ghetto.”