Patrick Okorie, a Nigerian singer better known as Patoranking, has been enlisted for the remake of ‘One Love’, a 1977 reggae track by late Bob Marley.

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The 30-year-old reggae-dancehall singer, who broke the news via Instagram on Wednesday, said the remake is set for a July 17 release in a fundraising scheme by the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

He said funds realised therefrom would be accorded to supporting children towards cushioning the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on them as the health crisis continues to ravage the world.

“ONE LOVE by Bob Marley means a lot to me. To be on this new version alongside the Marley Family and others in support of @unicef’s coronavirus relief is an honour,” the singer wrote.

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ONE LOVE by Bob Marley means a lot to me and to be on this new version alongside the Marley Family and others in support of @unicef’s coronavirus relief is an incredible honour. One Love featuring the King coming July 17th @amplified.records @oneloveoneheart2020

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Amplified Records also wrote: “ONE LOVE featuring @patorankingfire 💛 Coming July 17th. The King is on the new version of One Love alongside the Marley family and others in support of @unicef’s coronavirus relief. Stay tuned to find out who else will be on this new record. #OneLoveOneHeart.”

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ONE LOVE featuring @patorankingfire 💛 Coming July 17th. The King is on the new version of One Love alongside the Marley family and others in support of @unicef’s coronavirus relief. Stay tuned to find out who else will be on this new record. #OneLoveOneHeart 💛

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Marley’s ‘One Love’, which became one of his biggest hits even after the Jamaican singer died in 1981, had been included in many of Marley and the Wailers’ subsequent compilation albums.

Patoranking had started his music career doing underground collaborations with artists such as XProject, Konga, Slam, and Reggie Rockstone.

He had signed a record deal with K-Solo’s Igberaga Records in 2010, releasing ‘Up in D Club’ under the outfit but became a protégé of Dem Mama Records after a collaborative single with Timaya.

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In February 2014, he signed a record deal with Foston Musik and released ‘Girlie O’, a single that put him in the limelight. He would later get signed in a distribution deal with VP Records in 2015.



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