Handsome Nigerian singer, Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, popularly known as Patoranking has revealed that he used to go without food for two days as a child.
The Abule singer made the above known during a recent chat with Nancy Isime on HipTV.
Patoranking stated that what drives him is the knowledge of where he is coming from and not wanting to go back there.
According to the singer, his parents were so poor that there were times when they used to be able to eat just once a day, when it got really bad, they would go two days without food.
“Knowing where I’m coming from is important. I don’t want to go back there,” Patoranking said as Isime quizzed him about his drive for success in the music industry.
“When I say that I don’t mean the hood. I mean I don’t want to go back to suffering, poverty, times when I could only eat once a day or go two, days without eating.
“I don’t want that life anymore. Me trying to run away from that life makes me work harder. The higher you go; the more difficult it becomes. Once you’re able to understand that, you won’t have any problem. You just keep working.
“I got to understand that those times are a part of the plan. Failure is part of success. I’ve been able to understand that these things would come. Am I ready when they do? Yes.”