“I brought out Patoranking from the slum, not Timaya” – K Solo clears the air
Music Producer, K solo decided to set the records straight with people who think Timaya played a major role in Patoranking’s success story.
Patoranking during his December concert rained praises on Timaya, recounting how Timaya pulled him from the ghetto and helped his success story. Patoranking said without Timaya, he would still be living in poverty with unfulfilled dreams, scampering for where the next meal would come.
After Patoranking’s speech, K-solo described it as a fake emotional speech. However, in a recent interview with Sunday Scoop, K-Solo said the Abule crooner met Timaya at his studio and Timaya was actually his boy at that time. He also disclosed that he was the one who brought him from the slum and not Timaya as he claimed.
In his words;
“Funnily enough, a lot of his (Patoranking) actions have been in my black book but I saw him as a young man striving to make ends meet. Some of us paved the way for you and gave you a voice. You should also give value back. The value isn’t even about money, but acknowledgement.
For going on stage that day and saying Timaya brought him out from the slum was funny because I was the one who brought him from the slum. I helped him to start his music career. He met Timaya at my studio and Timaya was actually my boy at that time.
Coming on stage and portraying ‘crocodile’ emotions was so fake to me. The reason I called him out was that as much as he wanted Timaya on that stage, he also didn’t have a good time with Timaya before that day. One shouldn’t see the people feeding one at the moment as one’s all-in-all. You don’t throw away the people who also paved the way for you. You should not despise that little beginning. I don’t have any other agenda or reason for calling him out. Some people said I was jealous, while some said I wanted to bring him down. I believed in him before any other person did. All I want for him is progress. I only cautioned him.
I have been through the thick and thin of the Nigerian music industry with the level I have got to. Nothing can make me feel funny about anybody’s opinion. You need to understand is that most of the kids on social media today are between 20 and 25 years old. I ‘picked up’ Patoranking over 10 years ago. So, they (social media critics) don’t even know anything about my relationship with Patoranking. I don’t see the reactions as criticisms. I see it as people having their own ideas. I respect people’s ideas and opinions.”
Meanwhile, before becoming a protégé of Timaya’s Dem Mama Records, Patoranking was first signed to K-Solo’s Igberaga Records in 2010.