Patoranking born Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie is a Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter. The most famous song that brought him to fame was “Alubarika”.
He attended Citizen Comprehensive College Epe, and later enrolled at Jibril Martin Memorial Grammar School in Iponri.
He was born Patrick Nnaemeka Okirie on 27 May 1990. As of 2019, Patoranking is 29 years old.
Patoranking Net Worth
The net worth of Patoranking is estimated to be over $2.5 million. Michael Awujola, the owner of Malivelihood; a popular jewelry company, signed Patoranking as their brand ambassador. He is the ambassador of Sky Vodka. Patoranking is also the ambassador of the telecommunication giant Airtel.
He appears to be doing very well for himself. As of now, he lives in a townhouse in Metro Garden, Lekki, Lagos State. The home is more than a mansion as it holds a recording studio thus he works from home.
About cars, Patoranking owns several luxury cars. In 2014, he held a Range Rover SUV. In addition to that, he still owns a Red Porsche and a Mercedes G Wagon.
Patoranking Son/ Brother
The Dancehall act consistently shared pictures of the little boy, ‘Raphael’ on his social media pages. The striking resemblance between them makes many believe Patoranking already has a son. Clearing it all, in a recent Twitter interview, Patoranking was asked if Raphael was his son, and he responded saying, ‘he is my youngest brother & No, I don’t have a child.’
Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie’s girlfriend is PatonranQueen, real name Leila. However, rumors have it that he left the lady after reaching the stardom. This is still not yet confirmed. Also, he is rumored to be in several relationships with female star singers. Here is a list of five girls that Patoranking has dated:
• Edma Ohemaa
-It was alleged that the Nigerian reggae-dancehall musician had a secret affair with the beautiful Ghanaian TV host and model, Edma Ohemaa Lawyer, who also starred in Patoranking music video “My Woman, My Everything”. The two look beautiful together.
• Genevieve Nnaji
– Patoranking admits to having a celebrity crush on beautiful Nigeria’s queen, Genevieve Nnaji. The two would make a great couple!
• Seyi Shay
– Allegedly the gorgeous Nigerian musician, Seyi Shay had a secret romantic affair with the Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer, Patoranking. It was reported that the affair commenced in early 2014, around the same time that the duo collaborated to record Seyi Shay’s single “Murda”. This is what a representative from the Patoranking crew had to say: “They are not dating. There is chemistry between both of them. Their song ‘Murda’ was great, they will still work together on other projects. They are currently running promotions together; they have a form of Bonny and Clyde relationship”
• Jocelyn Dumas
Patoranking recently posted a picture on Instagram with Jocelyn Dumas followed by the caption: “@jocelyn_dumas #MWME #Whaysay!!!” the post raised mixed reactions from his fans and rumors sparkled that the two were dating.
• Leila “Baby Mama
Patoranking dated his beautiful baby mama Leila before the Naija boy shot to stardom but things soon went downhill as he got more famous and they both parted ways from each other. It is recently reported that Leila has moved on and is dating someone else.
Patoranking Music Career
He started his performing arts career as a street jam and carnival dancer. In a 2012 interview with Entertainment Express, he said that his stage name was given to him by a Jamaican artist whom he met at Alpha Beach in Lagos. Patoranking has cited Buju Banton, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, Lucky Dube, Chaka Demus, Majek Fashek, Blackky, Blackface, Tuface, Pand Marvelous Benjy as his key musical influences. In the aforementioned interview with Entertainment Express, he said he references socio-political issues in his music. He has described his music as a morally inclined variation of dancehall.
In May 2012, he released a single titled “Iya Bisi” featuring Qdot and Kbaj. The song, which is a fusion of dancehall and Fuji, was produced by Drumphase. Patoranking told Entertainment Express that Qdot and Kbaj helped compose the song by sharing ideas with him.
On 12 September 2013, he released the video and audio for “Alubarika” simultaneously. The song translates to “God’s Blessings” and features vocals from Timaya. The music video for “Alubarika”, which was shot by AJE Films, ran for 4 minutes and 16 seconds. According to an article posted by Victor Akande of The Nation, he described the song as a summary of his life as a musician. He also said that the song opened doors for him in terms of building a fan base and working with established musicians.
In February 2014, he signed a record deal with Foston Musik and ended his affiliations with Dem Mama Records. During an interview with Toolz on NdaniTv’s The Juice, Timaya said that Patoranking left his label and was never officially signed. On 4 February 2014, Patoranking released “Girlie O”, a song produced by WizzyPro. The music video for the song was shot and directed in London by Moe Musa. It was released on 5 February 2014, a day after the audio release. In the music video, he liberates his next-door neighbor from domestic violence by expressing his innate feelings to her.
Foston Musik released “Girlie O Remix” on 19 May 2014 to critical acclaim. The song features vocals from Tiwa Savage. It debuted at number 9 on MTV Base’s Official Naija Top 10 chart. Tiwa Savage told Ehiz of the aforementioned chart show that she admires Patoranking’s music and decided to reach out to him to do the remix. The music video for “Girlie O Remix” was also shot and directed in London by Moe Musa. Joey Akan of the Pulse commented on the song and said that “On the new remix, the basic winning elements were not discarded. They were retained and improved. The beat, chorus, and dynamism were held onto, and major work put into the lyrics.”
Patoranking was featured on Seyi Shay’s “Murda” single alongside Shaydee. The song was produced by Dokta Frabz and released on 1 April 2014. On 11 May 2014, the music video for “Murda” was uploaded onto Vevo. It was directed by Meji Alabi for JM Films.
2015 marked a successful year for Patoranking as 2 of his singles; “Daniella Whine” and “My Woman, My Everything” was chart-toppers on the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 Chart. “Daniella Whine” debuted at number 4 in May and went on top of the chart as number 1 in June. “My Woman, My Everything” also made the chart when it was released, peaking at the number 2 spot.
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- He won the African Artiste of the year during the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
- Patrick earned Best New Act of the Year during the 2015 MTV Base Awards.
- He clinched Best Afro Pop Song of the year during the Tooxclusive 2015 Awards.
- Patrick won Best New Act of the Year, Best Collaboration, and Best Reggae Dance Hall Artiste of the year during the 2015 Ben TV Awards.
- He won Next Rated, Best Reggae and Artist of the year during the Headies Awards.
- Pato earned The City People Entertainment Awards Dancehall and Reggae Artist of the Year in 2014.
- He clinched the Best New Act of the Year during the 2014 Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
“Up in D Club”
“Iya Bisi” (featuring Qdot and Kbaj)
“Tonite” (with Faze)
“Alubarika” (featuring Timaya)
“Girlie O (Remix)” (featuring Tiwa Savage)
“My Woman” (featuring Wande Coal)
“Gal Ting Riddim (Cover)”
“No Kissing Baby” (featuring Sarkodie)
God over Everything
“Love You Die” (featuring Diamond Platnumz)
“Heal D World”