Patoranking Biography- Age, Net Worth, Album & Songs
Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie better known by his stage name Patoranking, born 27 May 1990 and as at the time of creating this biography / life history Patoranking is currently 26 years old . He was born Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie but his career changed his name to Patoranking which he is now generally called .
Patoranking is Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter who hails from Ebonyi State, Southeastern Nigeria. He was born on the 27 May, 1990 to Mr. and Mrs. Okorie. He grew up in Ijegun Egba Satellite Town before they relocated to Ebute Metta in Lagos. The reggae-dancehall singer attended Citizen Comprehensive College Epe, and later attended Jibril Martin Memorial Grammar School in Iponri where he wrapped up his Secondary education. Patoranking has revealed that he grew up listening to music of the likes of Buju Banton, Bob Marley, Fela, Shakar Demus,P lies e.t.c and these musicians are the source of his music influence .
Becoming a professional singer was not his childhood dream as he started his hustle as a dancer and he was good and talented at dancing to all kind of music especially ghetto made music and he also had the chance to appear on some local videos . At some point , he decided to shift his career to singing and rapping which he always do at school with friends and his was called Patorico, in 2003 . He joined a six man Afro hip hop group known as Da Flavour Squad as the lead vocal and the youngest . They started going to shows within and outside Lagos , but unfortunately the group splitted and they all went their seperate ways after some time . When the group parted ways , Patoranking started Dance hall and Reggae Music that he fell in love with from his old days .
This time , Patoranking started his music career professionally and he was under K-solo’s label “K-solo Music” where he released some tracks “So Nice”, “Anything Goes”, “Jolly” and “Hold am” and some others. Being around other big musicians he was gathered an idea on how to make a hit , in 2013 he was signed unto Timaya’s “Dem Mama” records. After joining Timaya’s Dem Mama Record, he released a song titled “Alu barika,” where he featured Egberi papa 1 of Bayelsa ,Timaya .
In a very short period of time , Patoranking was able to gather many fans around the country and accross the country after his successful debut single ‘Alubarika .
Patoranking has worked with some prominent Nigerian Musicians like Timaya in his single (Alu barika) . He featured Mavin first lady, Tiwa Savage on “Girlie o” remix, this song shot him to limelight in February 2014 and he became very popular everywhere and started headlining entertainment news.
On Why He Left Timaya Dem Mama Records
In an interview , Timaya exposed all that happened that made Patoranking left Timaya’s “Dem Mama” records .He said after he shot the video of Alubarika and due to the acceptance of the video money started coming to Patoranking . Suddenly , Patoranking started ditching the label and behaving in January 2014.
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It got to a point when Patoranking stopped picking Timaya’s calls and Timaya had to use his tongue to count his teeth . Timaya understand what has happened so well and he decided to let him go for peace to reign . But Patoranking refused to alter a word on what transpired between them . This is what Timaya said about Patoranking ;
“Am bigger than one guy level, I don’t want to leave my career to push his career, he is on another p, I put him somewhere else, I don’t have issues with Patoranking, I handled him first, paid for his Alubarika’s video”.
“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)”
“Make Am” N
“No Kissing Baby” (featuring Sarkodie)
1. PAtoranking won African Artiste Of The Year at Vodafone Ghana Music Awards
2. Patoranking won Best Reggae/Dance hall Single at Headies Award 2015
3. Best New Act at Mtvbase Awards
4. Best Afropop Song at Tooxlusive Awards
5. Ben TV — Best New Act, Best Collaboration,Best Reggae/Dancehall
6. The Headies 2014 — Best Collabo,Best Reggae/Dancehall Single
7. City People Entertainment Awards– Best Collabo of the Year,Most Popular Song of the Year
8. Best New Act of the Year at 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
After a carefull digging, we were to gather that Patoranking’s net worth is $1.75 million
How Old is Patoranking (Age)
Patoranking is currently 26 years old as at November ,2016 .
His only album is titled “God Over Everything”
Got a multi million naira endorsement deal from merrybet in 2014
His new label was said to have bought him a range rover in 2014.