Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, better known by his stage name Patoranking and having been born on May 27, 1990, is a well-known reggae and dancehall singer and composer from Nigeria.
His beginnings in the music industry were spent working on underground projects with artists like as XProject, Konga, Slam, and Reggie Rockstone. In 2010, he released “Up in D Club” under the imprint of K-Igberaga Solo’s Records, with whom he had secured a record contract the previous year.
After working with Timaya on the song “Alubarika,” which was released by Dem Mama Records, Patoranking was given the opportunity to become one of the label’s protégés. In February of 2014, he got a record contract with Foston Musik and released “Girlie O,” a track that propelled him into the public eye. Both of these events brought him to the forefront of attention. He collaborated with Tiwa Savage on the remix of Girlie O.
Patoranking made the announcement that he has inked a distribution agreement with VP Records on February 9, 2015, through the social media platform Instagram. On September 28, he published a song under the title Abule. This song was one of many that he released before the release of his album, which was expected to take place later in the year 2020.
The musician once said, in the year 2020, that he once received the idea for a song when he was playing football, and that the song was about football.
Early Life & Education
Although Patoranking spent his childhood in Ijegun-Egba, Satellite Town, he is from a family with deep ties to Onicha, which is located in Ebonyi State. He was born on May 27th, 1990, which makes him 32 years old now. His birthday is May 27th.
Patoranking is originally from Onicha in Ebonyi State, where he was born and reared in Ijegun-Egba Satellite Town. Sharon Okorie and Raphael Okorie are his siblings, and their names are also Okorie.
After completing his studies at Citizen Comprehensive College in Epe, Lagos, he moved on to further his education at Jibril Martin Memorial Grammar School in Iponri. Patoranking started out dancing at street jams and carnivals when he first began his career in the performing arts.
In an interview that took place in 2012 with Entertainment Express, he said that a Jamaican musician that he had met in Alpha Beach in Lagos had bestowed his stage name onto him.
Patoranking has said that his primary musical inspirations are Buju Banton, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, Lucky Dube, Chaka Demus, Majek Fashek, Blackky, Blackface, 2Baba, and Marvelous Benjy.
In the interview with Entertainment Express that was referenced before, he said that his music is a dancehall style that has a more ethically bent variety, and he added that it tackles socio-political themes.
Patoranking came out with a new track in May 2012 called “Iya Bisi,” which included Qdot and Kbaj as guest artists. The song was created by Drumphase, and it is a combination of dancehall and fuji. According to what he said to Entertainment Express, Qdot and Kbaj contributed to the composition of the track by exchanging ideas.
On September 12, 2013, he simultaneously released the audio recording and the music video for the song “Alubarika.” Timaya provides the vocals for the song, which is called “God’s Blessings” and is a direct translation of the title.
AJE Films was the company that was responsible for filming the “Alubarika” music video, which was 4 minutes and 16 seconds long. Patoranking is quoted in an article written by Victor Akande of The Nation as saying that the song serves as a summation of his life as an artist and that it opened doors for him, allowing him to create a fan following and collaborate with famous musicians.
In February of 2014, Patoranking parted ways with Dem Mama Records and entered into a recording contract with Foston Musik. Timaya said that Patoranking had quit his label and was never formally signed during an interview with Toolz on NdaniTV’s The Juice. The interview was conducted by Toolz. Patoranking’s single “Girlie O,” which was produced by WizzyPro, was made available for download on February 4, 2014.
Moe Musa filmed and directed the music video for the song in London; it was made available online on February 5, 2014 once it was completed. In the song video, Patoranking rescues his next-door neighbor from a violent relationship with her boyfriend by opening out to her about his deepest emotions.
On May 19, 2014, Foston Musik released the “Girlie O” (Remix) single, which included Tiwa Savage as a guest artist. The track received positive reviews. It made its debut on the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 chart at position number nine. Tiwa Savage said to Ehiz of MTV Base that she is a fan of Patoranking’s music and made the decision to contact him in order to collaborate on the remix. Moe Musa was responsible for both the filming and directing of the music video for “Girlie O” (Remix), which took place in London.
Joey Akan, who works for Pulse Nigeria, noted that the core aspects that made the song successful were kept in the new version. They were kept, and their quality was raised. The rhythm, chorus, and dynamic range were all preserved, and the words were given a lot of attention to detail.
Patoranking and Shaydee both made appearances on the track “Murda” which was released by Seyi Shay. Dokta Frabz was the one responsible for the production of the song, and it was published on April 1, 2014. On May 11, 2014, the music video for “Murda” was published on Vevo after being posted there. Meji Alabi worked as the director for JM Films on this project.
On the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 list, Patoranking’s tracks “Daniella Whine” and “My Woman, My Everything” both made it to the top ten positions. The first song entered the list in May at position No. 4, and it reached its highest position, No. 1 in June. The later song, “My Woman, My Everything,” also came on the chart and reached its highest position, No. 2.
Despite the fact that Patoranking has had a number of girlfriends in the past, he has now met the woman he loves the most and married her. His relationship with his longtime love, Leila, has reportedly endured for a significant amount of time, as shown by the statistics that the nation compiled.
Patoranking, a Nigerian reggae-dancehall performer and composer, dated his lovely baby mama, Leila Okorie before the Naija youngster rose to prominence. However, things quickly went wrong as he became more famous.
They parted ways and went in opposite directions from one another as they walked away. Both of them provide a stunning image of a youngster on Instagram. Patoranking started out as a performer at various festivals and street jams when he first started out in the industry.
The children of Patoranking have been given the names Raphael, also known as Rapharanking Okorie, who is a boy, and Wilmer Okorie, who is a girl. Both Okories were born in Nigeria.
The Patoranking girl has already reached the age of 4 years old as of right now.
Patoranking’s lovely wife is PatonranQueen, the actual name Leila Okorie. However, there are rumors that he broke up with the lady when he became famous. This has not been established as of yet. In a similar vein, it has been said that he had a few affiliations with female star artists. A quick overview of the five young females that Patoranking has dated is as follows:
1. Edma Ohemaa
It was said that the lovely Ghanaian TV personality and model Edma Ohemaa, who also appeared in Patoranking’s music video “My Woman, My Everything,” and the Nigerian reggae-dancehall artist Patoranking had a secret extramarital connection.
2. Genevieve Nnaji
Genevieve Nnaji, the charming Nigerian monarch, is Patoranking’s choice for the pound. It would be wonderful to see these two together!
3. Seyi Shay
Seyi Shay, a beautiful Nigerian entertainer, and Patoranking, a reggae-dancehall star from the same country, are said to have had an illegal, emotional romance. It was established that the project began in the middle of 2014 when the duo collaborated to record Seyi Shay’s track “Murda”. [xyz-ips snippet=”No-Copy”]
They are not dating, an agent from the Patoranking team was required to state. Between the two of them, there is science. Their song “Murda” was amazing.
In any event, they will collaborate on many projects. They now operate advancements together and have a Bonnie and Clyde-like friendship.
4. Jocelyn Dumas
Recently, Patoranking shared a photo of Jocelyn Dumas on Instagram along with the hashtags “#MWME #Whaysay!!!” and “@jocelyn dumas.” His supporters’ reactions to the message were mixed, and rumors that the two were dating emerged.
5. Leila Okorie (PatoranQueen) – Baby Mama
Before the Naija kid rose to prominence, Patoranking dated his lovely child’s mother Leila Okorie. However, as he gained more notoriety, things quickly deteriorated and the two of them parted ways.
Leila Okorie has reportedly moved on and started seeing someone else.
Awards & Nominations
- Nominated for ‘Best Dance Hall/Reggae Video’ at the Nigeria Music Video Awards in 2013.
- Best collaboration nominee at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2014.
- Male Artist of the year nominee at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2014.
- Winner of the ‘Best New Act of the year’ at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2014.
Dancehall/Reggae Act of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2014.
- Most Popular Song of the Year nominee at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2014.
- Best Collabo of the Year nominee at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2014.
- Nominated for the Channel O Music Video Awards as the ‘Most Gifted Newcomer’ in 2014.
- Most Gifted Reggae/Dancehall nominee at the Channel O Music Video Awards in 2014.
- Best Reggae/Dancehall single award at the Headies 2014.
- He won the ‘Best Collabo Award’ at the Headies in 2014.
- Next Rated Award at the Headies in 2014.
- Best New Act by Ben Tv in 2014.
- Ben Tv’s ‘Best Collaboration’ in 2014.
- Best Reggae/Dancehall by Ben Tv in 2014.
- Won the ‘Best Afropop Song’ at the TooXlusive Online Music Awards in 2015.
- Nominated by the Headies for the ‘Best Pop Song’ in 2015.
- Best Reggae/Dance hall Single Nominee at the Headies in 2015.
- MTV Africa Music Awarded him as the ‘Best New Act’ in 2015.
- Vodafone Ghana Music Awards honored him as the ‘African Artiste of the Year in 2016.
- AFRIMA awarded him as the ‘Best Artist of the Year in 2016.
- God over Everything (2016)
- Wilmer (2019)
- So Nice – Non-album single (2009)
- Up in the Club (2010)
- Iya Bisi – featuring Qdot and Kbaj (2012)
- Tonite – featuring Faze (2013)
- Park Well (2014)
- Alubarika – featuring Timaya (2014)
- Gravity (2013)
- Girlie O (2014)
- Sex Tape (2014)
- Girlie O (Remix) – featuring Tiwa Savage (2014)
- Daniella Whine – (2015)
- My Woman – featuring Wande Coal (2015)
- Gal Ting Riddim – Cover (2015)
- Make Am (2015)
- Gal Ting Riddim – Cover (2015)
- Make Am (2015)
- ‘Another Level’ from the album God over everything (2016)
- ‘No Kissing Baby’ from the album God over everything- featuring Sarkodie (2016)
- Love You Die – featuring Diamond Platnumz (2017)
- Available (2017)
- Sunshine (2018)
- Suh Different (2018)
- Heal D world (2018)
- Everyday (2018)
- ‘Confirm’ from the album Wilmer (2019)
- ‘Lenge Lenge’ from the album Wilmer (2019)
- 2020 “I’m in Love
- 2021 Celebrate Me.”
The net worth of US$20 million. This makes him one of the richest musicians in Nigeria at the moment.
- Instagram: @patorankingfire
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