Who else thinks Patoranking should not be a Judge on the Voice Nigeria.
Have you ever been watching a Music Talent show on TV and you see the Judges then you start losing confidence on the credibility of the show? That was the case after I stumbled on the The Voice Nigeria Music Talent Show with Tuface, Timi Dakolo, Waje and Patoranking as Judges. Yes Patoranking, you heard that right. He is a Judge and Coach on the Voice Nigeria music competition. A show where judges are supposed to approve of contestants based on their voices alone and the selected artists are allowed to choose one of the judges as their coach and Mentor.
NO ALBUM YET: Patoranking does not even have an album yet. His Whayasay album has been in the works ever before the advent of other newbies like Kiss Daniel and co whom already have released their albums. So an artiste with a scanty discography is recruited to mentor other new upcoming artistes. So maybe we are in the era when releasing an album doesn’t matter anymore. Though the music industry in Nigeria is still budding, its will be unfair for young artistes to play Mentor roles in shows like this just because of commercial viability.
NOT A SUPERB VOCALIST: Patoranking has done a few good songs and no one can take that away from him. Despite that he is not regarded as a vocalist when the chips are down. How will he mentor contestants on the main trait that the competition is anchored on? It is a common saying that one cannot give what he does not have. If Patoranking is a superb vocalist, he is yet to prove it.
TOO STREET: Patoranking is the perfect description of a Street Musician. From the interviews he has always told us that his background is very dirty. He sold gala in traffic and lived in the ghettos and that’s a good grass to grace story but when you choose the same person to be a judge on a show that most of the contestants are singing songs by U.S artistes.
TOO PLAYFUL: There is a difference between being playful and being too playful. Its good to have young people in important positions but at the same time they shouldn’t be carried away by the fun. These contestants’ lives and careers depend on this show. Please show some ‘respek’ .