Popular Nigerian musician Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, better known by his stage name Patoranking has launch a full educational scholarship program.
In a video he posted to his Instagram page, Patoranking stated the reason for embarking on the project to be that he wants to inspire the next generation of African leaders. He said he could not complete his education because of his poor background but despite that, he was able to achieve greatness and now he wants to help young people achieve their dreams of going to the university.
The Patoranking Scholarship Program is in partnership with the African Leadership University. It is open for all young people who do not have the means of going to the university. The program seeks to offer full sponsorship to 10 lucky persons. Born in Ebute Meta, Lagos, Patoranking has risen from poverty and obscurity to become a household name in the Nigerian, nay African music industry. Now, he wants to give back to the society through this scholarship gesture.
See Patoranking’s statement in full below:
A leader is someone who demonstrates what’s possible
I’m a real product of a ghetto called Ebute Meta
And I hope that alone inspires you to know that anything is possible
My name is Patoranking
I wasn’t fortunate enough to complete my education
But that hasn’t stopped me from being great.
Just because I couldn’t doesn’t also mean
We can’t inspire the next generation of great African leaders
This is why we gave birth to the Patoranking Scholarship Program
It brings me so much joy to know that I am helping extract the greatness
Each individual possesses already.
Along with the African Leaders University,
We are offering 10 students full scholarships.
Remember, anything is possible.
I hope nothing stops you from applying.
This move by Patoranking is indeed commendable. The application for the scholarship is open for everyone.
The scholarship registration link can be assessed from HERE.