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Who is Patoranking?
Real name, Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, Patoranking is a Nigerian reggae/dancehall/Afrobeats singer and songwriter. He was born on the 27th of May 1990 in Ijegun Egba, Lagos state southwest Nigeria and hails from Onicha in Ebonyi state, southeast Nigeria.
Patoranking landed his first record deal in 2010 with Igberaga records owned by the then famous music producer, K Solo. He released his first single titled Up in D Club under Igberaga Records before a brief stint with Dem Mama Records which was nothing more than an affiliation where he collaborated with Timaya and put out his smash hit single Alubarika.
Basking in the success of the record and now showing the potential of becoming a household name in the Nigerian music scene, Foston Musik snatched him up hence securing a deal with him. He would now go ahead to release “Girlie O”, a record that became a mega-hit record and literally an anthem. Girlie O opened doors for him and also attracted the interest of the then Mavin Records Queen, Tiwa Savage who hopped on the remix of the record with him.
In 2015, Patoranking signed a distribution deal with Caribbean owned record label, VP Records. The following year, he released his first studio album, God Over Everything, a sixteen-track project that featured Phyno, Wizkid, Sarkodie, Olamide, Kwam 1, Elephantman and Konshens.
On May 24th 2019, he released his sophomore album, a twelve-track album dedicated to and named after his daughter, Wilmer. The album featured Bera, Nyashinski, Dadju, Donae’o, Busiswa and Davido.
Deciding not to make fans wait for another three years before another new album, Patoranking released his third studio album titled Three on the 28th of August 2020. The project housed twelve tracks with Tiwa Savage, Flavour, King Promise and Sauti Sol making the cut of featured artists on the project.
1. God Over Everything (G.O.E)
Patoranking Popular Songs
1. Celebrate Me
3. Girlie O
5. Lenge Lenge
7. Open Fire
9. This Kind Luv
10. Daniella Whine
Patoranking has a rich repertoire of music awards with 2014 being his best year. Between the years 2014 and 2015, the talented singer won a total of eleven awards.
AFRIMA (2016) - Best Dancehall Artist
Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (2016) - African Artiste of The Year
MTV Africa Music Awards (2015) - Best New Act
TooXclusive Online Music Awards (2015) - Best Afropop Song [My Woman My Everything]
Ben TV (2015) - Best New Act
Ben TV (2015) - Best Collaboration
Ben TV (2015) - Best Reggae/Dancehall
The Headies (2014) - Next Rated
The Headies (2014) - Best Collaboration [Emergency by Wizzypro feat Skales, Runtown and Patoranking]
The Headies (2014) - Best Reggae/Dancehall [Girlie O Remix feat Tiwa Savage]
Channel O Music Video Awards (2014) - Dancehall/Reggae Act of the Year
Nigeria Entertainment Awards (2014) - Best New Act of the Year
Nigeria Entertainment Awards (2014) - Male Artist of the Year
The latest Patoranking songs are online on Mdundo.com and available for download in mp3.