Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie (born 27 May 1990), addressed professionally Patoranking, is a renowned Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter.
He started his music career doing underground collaborations with XProject, Konga, Slam, and Reggie Rockstone. He signed a record deal with K-Solo‘s Igberaga Records in 2010, releasing “Up in D Club” under the outfit.
Patoranking became a protégé of Dem Mama Records after collaborating with Timaya on his song “Alubarika“. In February 2014, he signed a record deal with Foston Musik and released “Girlie O“, a single that put him in the limelight. He did the remix of Girlie O with Tiwa Savage.
On 9 February 2015, Patoranking announced on Instagram that he had signed a distribution deal with VP Records. On September 28, he released a song titled Abule, one he released ahead of his album, which was scheduled to be released later in 2020.
The artist once said, in 2020, that he once got the inspiration for a song on a football pitch while playing football.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie|
|Born:||27 May 1990 (age 31 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Ijegun-Egba, Satellite Town, Lagos, Nigeria|
|State Of Origin:||Ebonyi State|
|Parents:||Mr. and Mrs. Okorie|
|Siblings:||Sharon Okorie, Raphael Okorie|
|Wife • Spouse:||Leila Okorie (PatonranQueen) – ex.|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||Edma Ohemaa (rum.), Genevieve Nnaji (rum.), Seyi Shay (rum.), Jocelyn Dumas (rum.), Leila Okorie (PatonranQueen) (ex.)|
|Children:||Rapharanking Okorie, Wilmer Okorie|
|Occupation:||Singer • Songwriter|
|Net Worth:||US$20 million|
Early Life & Education
Patoranking was born and raised in Ijegun-Egba, Satellite Town but has family roots in Onicha, Ebonyi State. He was born on the 27th of May in 1990 which makes him 31 years old.
Born and raised in Ijegun-Egba Satellite Town, Patoranking hails from Onicha, Ebonyi State. He has two siblings who are Sharon Okorie and Raphael Okorie.
He attended Citizen Comprehensive College in Epe, Lagos, and later enrolled at Jibril Martin Memorial Grammar School in Iponri. Patoranking started his performing arts career as a street jam and carnival dancer.
In a 2012 interview with Entertainment Express, he said his stage name was given to him by a Jamaican artist he met at Alpha Beach in Lagos.
Patoranking has cited Buju Banton, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, Lucky Dube, Chaka Demus, Majek Fashek, Blackky, Blackface, 2Baba, and Marvelous Benjy as his key musical influences.
In the interview mentioned above with Entertainment Express, he described his music as a morally inclined variation of dancehall and said it references socio-political issues.
In May 2012, Patoranking released a single titled “Iya Bisi“, featuring Qdot and Kbaj. The Drumphase-produced song is a fusion of dancehall and fuji. He told Entertainment Express that Qdot and Kbaj helped compose the music by sharing ideas.
On 12 September 2013, he released the audio and video for “Alubarika” simultaneously. The song literally translates to “God’s Blessings” and features vocals from Timaya.
The music video for “Alubarika” was shot by AJE Films and ran for 4 minutes and 16 seconds. According to an article posted by Victor Akande of The Nation, Patoranking described the song as a summary of his life as a musician and said it opened doors for him to build a fan base and work with established musicians.
In February 2014, Patoranking 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 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. In the music video, Patoranking liberates his next-door neighbor from domestic violence by expressing his innate feelings to her.
To critical acclaim, Foston Musik released the Tiwa Savage-assisted “Girlie O” (Remix) on 19 May 2014. It debuted at No. 9 on MTV Base’s Official Naija Top 10 chart. Tiwa Savage told Ehiz of MTV Base 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 Pulse Nigeria said, “The basic winning elements were not discarded on the new remix. 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.
Patoranking‘s “Daniella Whine” and “My Woman, My Everything” singles charted on MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 chart. The former debuted at No. 4 in May and topped the chart at No. 1 in June, while the latter, “My Woman, My Everything,” also appeared on the chart, peaking at No. 2.
Despite how Patoranking has dated a few girlfriends, he has now found one who loves most and wedded her. According to the country established, his relationship with his sweetheart, Leila, has remained for a long time.
It has been recommended that several have a youngster following what they post online. The Nigerian reggae-dancehall artist and songwriter, Patoranking dated his delightful baby mama, Leila Okorie, before the Naija kid shot to fame, yet things before long went downhill as he got more renowned.
The two of them headed out in different directions from each other. The two offer a wonderful child kid on Instagram. Patoranking began his performing expressions profession as a street jam and festival artist.
Does Patoranking have a kid? Indeed, Patoranking has two kids from two different child moms.
The names of Patoranking Children are Raphael, otherwise known as Rapharanking Okorie, who is a boy and Wilmer Okorie, who is his girl.
Patoranking Son: Who is Patoranking son, name, Age, Pictures? The name of Patoranking son is Rapharanking Okorie. Patoranking‘s son, Rapharanking Okorie, is now around 12 years of age.
Patoranking Daughter: Who Patoranking little girl, name, age, Pictures? Patoranking little girl’s name is Wilmer Okorie. She was born and brought into the world on August 20, 2018.
The Patoranking girl is at present 3 years of age as of now.
Patoranking’s better half is PatonranQueen, real name Leila Okorie. In any case, tales have it that he left the woman in the wake of arriving at the fame. This is as yet not yet affirmed. Likewise, he is reputed to be in a few associations with female star-artists. Here is a rundown of five young ladies that Patoranking has dated:
1. Edma Ohemaa
It was asserted that the Nigerian reggae-dancehall performer, Patoranking had a mysterious illicit relationship with the delightful Ghanaian TV host and model, Edma Ohemaa, who likewise featured in Patoranking music video “My Woman, My Everything“. The two look excellent together.
2. Genevieve Nnaji
Patoranking concedes to having a big-name pound on delightful Nigeria’s sovereign, Genevieve Nnaji. The two would make an incredible couple!
3. Seyi Shay
Supposedly, the ravishing Nigerian performer Seyi Shay had a mysterious heartfelt illicit relationship with the Nigerian reggae-dancehall artist, Patoranking. It was accounted for that the undertaking initiated in mid-2014 when the couple worked together to record Seyi Shay‘s single “Murda“.
This is what an agent from the Patoranking team needed to say: “They are not dating. There is the science between the two of them. Their tune ‘Murda‘ was extraordinary.
They will, in any case, cooperate on different tasks. They are right now running advancements together; they have a type of Bonnie And Clyde relationship.”
4. Jocelyn Dumas
Patoranking, as of late, posted an image on Instagram with Jocelyn Dumas followed by the inscription: “@jocelyn_dumas #MWME #Whaysay!!!” the post raised blended responses from his fans and tales shone that the two were dating.
5. Leila Okorie (PatoranQueen) – Baby Mama
Patoranking dated his delightful child mom Leila Okorie before the Naija kid shot to fame, yet things before long went downhill as he got more renowned, and the two of them headed out in different directions from one another.
As of late announced, Leila Okorie has continued on and is dating another person.
- 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.”
Patoranking has a whopping net worth of US$20 million. This makes him one of the richest musicians in Nigeria at the moment.
- Instagram: @patorankingfire