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Patoranking born Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie is a Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter. He became born on 27 may also 1990, to Mr. and Mrs. Okorie. He grew up in Ijegun-Egba satellite town and later relocated to Ebute Metta.
He attended Citizen complete university Epe, and later enrolled at Jibril Martin Memorial Grammar school in Iponri.
He began his acting arts career as a road jam and carnival dancer. In a 2012 interview with amusement explicit, he stated that his stage call was given to him by means of a Jamaican artist whom he met at Alpha seashore in Lagos. Patoranking has referred to Buju Banton, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, fortunate Dube, Chaka Demus, Majek Fashek, Blackky, Blackface, Tuface and stunning Benjy as his key musical affects. within the aforementioned interview with amusement specific, he said he references socio-political problems in his tune. He has described his tune as a morally inclined variation of dancehall.
In may also 2012, he launched a single titled “Iya Bisi” presenting Qdot and Kbaj. The song, that is a fusion of dancehall and Fuji, changed into produced by Drumphase. Patoranking instructed amusement specific that Qdot and Kbaj helped compose the tune by using sharing thoughts with him.
On 12 September 2013, he launched the video and audio for “Alubarika” concurrently. The tune literally translates to “God’s advantages” and capabilities vocals from Timaya. The tune video for “Alubarika”, which changed into shot by AJE movies, ran for four mins and sixteen seconds. in line with an article posted with the aid of Victor Akande of The country, he defined the song as a summary of his lifestyles as a musician. He additionally stated that the music opened doorways for him in phrases of building a fan base and operating with set up musicians.
In February 2014, he signed a record deal with Foston Musik and ended his affiliations with Dem Mama facts. for the duration of an interview with Toolz on NdaniTv’s The Juice, Timaya said that Patoranking left his label and become never formally signed. On four February 2014, Patoranking released “Girlie O”, a tune produced with the aid of WizzyPro. The tune video for the track become shot and directed in London by means of Moe Musa. It became launched on five February 2014, an afternoon after the audio launch. inside the music video, he liberates his next door neighbour from domestic violence by using expressing his innate feelings to her.
Foston Musik released “Girlie O Remix” on 19 might also 2014 to crucial acclaim. The song capabilities vocals from Tiwa Savage. It debuted at number nine on MTV Base’s official Naija top 10 chart. Tiwa Savage told Ehiz of the aforementioned chart display that she admires Patoranking’s tune and decided to attain out to him to do the remix. The song video for “Girlie O Remix” became additionally shot and directed in London by way of Moe Musa. Joey Akan of the heartbeat commented on the song and stated that “On the new remix, the basic winning elements had been not discarded. They have been retained and advanced. The beat, refrain, and dynamism have been held onto, and predominant paintings put into the lyrics.”
Patoranking became featured on Seyi Shay’s “Murda” single along Shaydee. The track become produced by means of Dokta Frabz and launched on 1 April 2014. On 11 may additionally 2014, the track video for “Murda” became uploaded onto Vevo. It become directed by using Meji Alabi for JM films.
2015 marked a a hit year for Patoranking as 2 of his singles; “Daniella Whine” and “My female, My the whole thing” have been chart toppers at the MTV base reliable Naija pinnacle 10 Chart. “Daniella Whine” debuted at variety 4 in may additionally and went on top the chart as number 1 in June. “My lady, My the entirety” additionally made the chart when it changed into launched, peaking at the wide variety 2 spot.
The Dancehall act always shared pics of the little boy, ‘Raphael’ on his social media pages. The putting resemblance between them makes many consider Patoranking already has a son. Clearing it all, in a recent Twitter interview, Patoranking turned into asked if Raphael changed into his son, and he responded saying, ‘he is my youngest brother & No, I don’t have a child.’