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Patoranking: Biography And Song Collection Of The Reggae Singer.


Patoranking is a renowned Nigerian songwriter and musician. His music genre is a blend of reggae and dancehall. He has won several awards and has been nominated for several others. He is on his way to becoming a legend in the Nigerian music industry.

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Patoranking Background

Patoranking’s real names are Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie. Although he was born in Ijegun-Egba Satellite town, Lagos, on the 27th of May 1990, he is originally from Onicha Local Government Area in Ebonyi State.

He is the first child of a family of five. Patoranking grew up in Laje, a ghetto area in Ebutte Metta, Lagos State. He attended Citizen Comprehensive College Epe, and Jibril Martin Memorial Grammar School Iponri both in Lagos State, Nigeria. Patoranking has a daughter: Wilmer.

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According to buzznigeria.com, he currently live in a townhouse in Metro Garden, Lekki, Lagos which also has a studio that makes his work easy. Patoranking also, owns a variety of luxury cars, amongst which are a red Porsche, Mercedes G Wagon and a 2014 Range Rover SUV.

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Patoranking Career.

Patoranking started out as a dancer to a ghetto dance called ‘galala’. He danced at carnivals and to street jams. He got his stage name Patoranking from a Jamaican friend he met at Alpha Beach, Lagos. While the Jamaican was playing his guitar, Patoranking was singing to the medley. So, the Jamaican decided to give him a name befitting his talent since ‘ranking’ in Jamaica means highly respected.

He released his first single in 2009 with Dem Mama record label. From 2005 to when he released his first single in 2009, he was collaborating with other artists. Patoranking’s inspiration come from God and his experience from the ghetto life. Although, he has also been influenced by the music style of some notable musicians like Buju Banton, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, Lucky Dube, Chaka Demus, Majek Fashek, Blackky, Blackface, Tuface and Marvelous Benjy.

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In 2015, two of his singles ‘Daniella Whine’ and ‘My Woman, My Everything’ was on the top of MTV base Official Naija Top 10 Chart. ‘Daniella Whine’ was number four in May, and by June it was already number one on the chart. Meanwhile, ‘My Woman, My Everything‘, debuted at number two of the chart, on its release.


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God over Everything

Thus far Patoranking has released two studio albums. The first is ‘God over everything’. It debuted on the 1st of August 2016, ranking number four on Reggae Album chart. Phyno, Wizkid, Sarkodie, Olamide, Elephant Man, and Wasiu Ayinde Marshall were featured in the album. In January of the same year, the Voice Nigeria made him one of the judges of the first edition of the music reality show: The Voice Nigeria.

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Patoranking Albums

  • God over Everything (2016)
  • Wilmer (2019)

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Selected Singles of Patoranking

  • 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)
  • ‘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)

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Patoranking Quotes.

“Black is killing black in Africa and asking for foreign aid, whereas the only solution is love… Wow”

“Don’t forget failure is not the end of success, failure is part of success”

“To everyone who’s got a dream, never put your dreams in the hands of someone else. It does not keep them awake at night.”

“Everything you go through is meant to help you grow, pay attention to the lesson.”

“Every day above the ground is a blessing… Never stop giving thanks.”

“Make sure you make money; same way you make noise.”

“Success never comes to anybody hating….”

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Patoranking’s Awards and 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 honoured him as the ‘African Artiste of the Year’ in 2016.
  • AFRIMA awarded him as the ‘Best Artist of the Year’ in 2016.

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Patoranking’s Net Worth.

It is expected that Patoranking should have a high net worth because his songs and music videos are internationally acclaimed. Although we do not have an exact figure of his net worth, according to infoguidenigeria.com, he is worth $1.8 million.

Life Lessons from Patoranking’s story.

We draw life and business lessons from all our stories, and here are a few from Patoranking:

  • Be persistent, consistent, and focused, then the star would be your starting point.
  • Believe in yourself and your dreams then continuously work to make your dream a reality, one day it would pay off, no matter how long.
  • Above all, always put God first in all you do.

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