Patoranking is a very popular Nigerian Music artiste. He has actively been in the music industry since 2009 till date. That is to say, he’s been around for 8years now. Therefore, I dare to ask, who has never heard of Patoranking? Although many must have heard his name and listened to his music, few know much about him. As you read this Biography of Patoranking And His Music Career Story, we’ll tell you much more than you’ve known.
Patoranking is a Reggae-dancehall singer and song writer. Most of his songs are usually on the airwaves. I implore you to sit down as we tell you more about the Biography of Patoranking And His Music Career Story. Most likely, you can be inspired to greater heights learning how he started and his journey so far. Let’s get down to work then.
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Biography of Patoranking And His Music Career Story
Okay, we are going to start with his biography.
Patoranking’s full name is Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie. The stage name: Patoranking was given to him by a Jamaican artist whom he met at Alpha Beach in Lagos. He is from Ebonyi State, South East Nigeria. However, he was born in Lagos, Ijegun-Egba precisely. Patrick was born on 27th May, 1990. Academically, he attended Citizen Comprehensive College Epe, and later enrolled at Jibril Martin Memorial Grammar School in Iponri. According to him, The following persons have influenced him. They include: Buju Banton, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, Lucky Dube, Chaka Demus, Majek Fashek, Blackky, Blackface, Tuface and Marvelous Benjy.
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Patoranking’s Music Career Story
Although Patoranking has been into music since 2009 professionally, he actually started long before then. According to him, he began his music career as a street jam and carnival dancer. In 2010, he signed a record deal with K-Solo’s Igberaga Records. He went further to release the song “Up in D Club” under the outfit. From there, he never looked back.
The song that brought him into limelight was “Girlie O”. This came after he signed a deal with Foston Musik in 2014. The music video for the song was shot and directed in London by Moe Musa. On 9 February 2015, Patoranking announced via Instagram that he signed a distribution deal with VP Records. The rest, is history.
In the year 2016 (1st August precisely), Patoranking released his first musical album. The title is “God Over Everything”. Many artistes were featured in the album. They include Phyno, Wizkid, Sarkodie, Olamide, Elephant Man, and Wasiu Ayinde Marshall. In the same year, Patoranking was announced as one of the judges for the maiden edition of the singing competition The Voice Nigeria.
As we conclude on the Biography of Patoranking And His Music Career Story, here are the songs that were in his debut album in 2016. The songs include:
- Money (feat. Phyno)
- Killing Me
- This Kind Luv (feat. Wizkid)
- Writing on the Wall
- No Kissing baby (feat. Sarkodie)
- Mama Aboyo (feat. Olamide)
- Love Town
- Hale Hale
- Daniella Whine (feat. Elephant Man & Konshens)
- Ayinde (feat. Wasiu Ayinde Marshall)
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