Our MCM Today is Patoranking, And Here’s Why

November 9, 2015

Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, better known by his stage name Patoranking, is a Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter.

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He started his started his musical career doing underground collaborations with artists such as XProject, Konga, Slam and Reggie Rockstone.

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He signed a record deal with K-Solo’s Igberaga Records in 2010, releasing “Up in D Club” under the outfit.

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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”,the single that put him in the limelight.

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On 9 February 2015, Patoranking signed a distribution deal with VP Records.

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Patoranking is the living embodiment of the phrase “hardwork pays” having started his his performing arts career as a street jam and carnival dancer.

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He also worked as a bricklayer; and sold rat poison.

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.

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He was born on 27 May 1990 in Ijegun-Egba, Lagos State.

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Patoranking has a son, Rapha Okorie, whose Instagram handle is… You guessed it!…Rapharankingfire.

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And a baby daughter named Lily, who we will be correctly calling Lilyranking.

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Since becoming mainstream, Patoranking has been nominated for 12 awards, and he has won 5!

Including the Channel O Music Video Awards, The Headies 2014, City People Entertainment Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards and the Nigeria Music Video Awards.

He has also collaborated with other musical stars like Tiwa Savage, Seyi Shay, Wande Coal etc.

For everyone reading this, work hard at your dreams; because Patoranking started from the bottom.

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And now he has arrived.

Blessings on blessings!
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