Patoranking is a Nigerian reggae- dancehall musician and songwriter. This article is about Patoranking biography, his life, music career, awards and more.
Patoranking is a Nigerian artist whose birth name is Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie. He was born 27 May 1990.
He is a Nigerian reggae -dancehall singer and songwriter. He is a native of Ebonyi State and was born and grew up in Ijegun-Egba.
The singer had his education at Citizen Comprehensive College Epe, and later continued at Jibril Martin Memorial Grammar School located at Iponri.
He began his career in performing arts as a carnival dancer and street jam.
In a chat with Entertainment Express, the singer revealed that his stage name “Patoranking” was given to him by a Jamaican artist he met at Alpha Beach in Lagos.
He has cited Bob Marley, Buju Banton, Fela Kuti, Chaka Demus, Lucky Dube , Majek Fashek , Tu face, Blackky, Blackface, and Marvelous Benjy as his major musical influences.
In the interview with Entertainment Express mentioned earlier, the singer said he talks about socio-political issues in his music. He has described his songs as a morally inclined variation of dancehall.
PATORANKING MUSICAL CAREER
He began his musical career doing underground collaborations with artists such as Konga, XProject, Reggie Rockstone, and Slam. In 2010, he signed a record deal with K-Solo’s Igberaga Records, and released “Up in D Club” under the label. The singer became a protégé of Dem Mama Records after his collaboration with Timaya on his song “Alubarika”. He signed a record deal with Foston Musik in February 2014 and released “Girlie O”, a single that put him in the limelight. On 9 February 2015, he announced via his Instagram page that he has signed a distribution deal with VP Records .
2015 was a successful year for the artist as 2 of his singles; “Daniella Whine” and “My Woman, My Everything” topped the chart on the MTV base Official Naija Top 10 Chart. “Daniella Whine” debuted at No. 4 in May and skyrocketed to the top of the chart at No. 1 in June. “My Woman, My Everything” also made it to the chart when it was released and peaked at No 2.
He has one an album to his name named ” God Over Everything”
He has won several awards which include:
- “Best Dancehall Artist” at AFRIMA Awards 2016
- “African Artiste Of The Year” at Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2015
- “Best New Act” at MTVbase Awards 2015
- “Best Afropop Song” at Tooxlusive Awards 2015
- “Best New Act” at BEN TV 2015
- “Best Collaboration” at BEN TV 2015
- “Best Reggae/Dancehall” at BEN TV 2015
- “Next Rated” at the HEADIES 2014
- “Best Collabo” at the HEADIES 2014
- “Dancehall/Reggae Act of the Year” at City People Ent. Awards 2014
- “Best New Act of the Year” at Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2014
RELATIONSHIP AND PERSONAL LIFE
Patoranking has been involved with several women. The notable ones has been his relationship with baby mama, Leila, of whom they have a son together but have both moved on. There has also been unconfirmed speculations of his involvement with notable names like Sheyi Shay, Jocelyn Dumas, Edma Ohemaa Lawyer.
PATORANKING NET WORTH
Patoranking is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria, with an estimated Net Worth of $ 1 million.