Nigerian superstar, Timaya, is upset with the fast-rising Nigerian sensation, Patoranking.
This was revealed by by Timaya’s ex-producer, K-Solo who was responsible for discovering the talent of Patoranking, right before he encountered difficulties in his private life, and subsequently, professional career.
Patoranking, 24, hooked up with Timaya in 2012 and is believed to have signed with Dem Mama Records. He also began working with the label’s manager Prince Oluzor.
Speaking with Punch, K-Solo revealed that Timaya first met Patoranking in his studio, but stealthily took the boy away, made a song with him, and shot the highly successful ‘Alubarika’ video, which cemented Patoranking’s status as a truly talented artiste.
“I learnt Timaya is upset about a young artiste called Patoranking. His songs are actually topping charts at the moment. He featured Timaya in one of his songs. I learnt Timaya said he signed the boy on his label. I know it is a lie.
“Timaya doesn’t like paper work. I know that about him. The boy was picked up by another record label and I learnt Timaya is upset about it and saying nonsense about the boy. Why didn’t he sign the boy? He just shot a video for the boy and the new label, as I learnt, is even ready to pay him what he spent but I learnt he refused the money.”
“I was the one that discovered the boy at Ebutte Meta. Till now, the boy has an album in my studio. I had released one or two songs for him and I was about to release more when I had the crisis with my ex.” K-Solo reveals. Also explaining that Timaya literarily whisked Patoranking from his studio, after he first saw the light in his studio.
“Timaya came to my studio and saw the boy. I don’t know how it happened but they left my studio. I didn’t even mind because when I had that issue, I had to let go of everybody around me. So immediately, Timaya did a song with him and shot the video without any form of agreement. Now, he is saying the boy is an ingrate.”
Patoranking has since gone on to greater heights with his new label, Foston Records. K-Solo was solely responsible for the earliest hit songs of Timaya’s first album. But the duo split up after some disagreement. K-Solo believes Timaya’s episode with Patoranking is simply Karma.
“Whatever you are doing and you feel it is gone; it will be waiting for you. No sinner will go unpunished. When I was his producer, I produced his first three successful albums that made him what he is today. He never came back to show gratitude; instead he is always fighting me.
“If I talked to him to tell him the right thing to do, he felt I had no right to tell him such because he felt he is a star. When I wanted to get married, he was among the people who mocked me. Now, he has a ‘baby mama.’ In life, when we don’t know the kind of death we would have, we shouldn’t laugh at people because we don’t know how our case would be”. K-Solo reveals philosophically.
He also added that he is not angry with the ‘Bum Bum’ singer, but stated his decision never to work with Timaya again. He also declined the notion that he wants tangible gratitude from the star.
“It is not as if I want to bring him down but I want you to know that nothing lasts forever. It is what you do in life that keeps you going eventually. I was on top of my game before I had the crisis. We should not bite the finger that fed us. God has made me big. I don’t need his money. I can talk about him because I am very comfortable. I don’t pay rent but where he lives today is still a rented apartment even with all his money.
“We are not friends on the job. But if I see him on the road, I can say hi to him. If he decides to respond, it is fine but if he doesn’t, it is also fine. Davido bought a house for his producer the other day. It is not as if Davido is working fully with the producer anymore but he never forgot that the producer made his first hit…I don’t want anything from him, it is already late…I will never be his producer ever again! I can only give him advice.”