Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, better known by his stage name Patoranking, is a Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Ijegun-Egba Satellite Town, Patoranking originated from Onicha, Ebonyi State. He started his music career doing underground collaborations with artists such as XProject, Konga, Slam and Reggie Rockstone. He signed a record deal with K-Solo's Igberaga Records in 2010, releasing "Up in D Club" under the outfit. 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", a single that put him in the limelight. On 9 February 2015, Patoranking announced on Instagram that he signed a distribution deal with VP Records.
|Birth name:||Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie|
|Born:||May 27, 1990, Ijegun-Egba, Alimosho, Lagos State, Nigeria|
|Occupation(s):||Singer, songwriter, dancer|
|Labels:||Amari Musiq, VP Records|
|Associated acts:||Wizkid, Timaya, Davido, Faze, Tiwa Savage, Elephant Man, Busy Signal, Morgan Heritage, Bera Ivanishvili|
|Twitter:||Patoranking's Twitter profile|
Nigerian dancehall and reggae vocalist known for such songs as "Up In D Club" and "Girlie O." He earned a 2014 City People Entertainment Award in the "Dancehall/Reggae Act of the Year" category. In 2016, he became a judge on The Voice Nigeria.
Born Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, he began his music career as a carnival and street performer. He released his debut single, "So Nice," in 2009.
His musical influences include , Fela Kuti, and Chaka Demus.
He grew up in the suburbs of Lagos, Nigeria.
Fellow Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage was featured in his 2014 hit "Girlie O Remix."
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- Nigerian reggae musicians
- Igbo singers
- Nigerian singer-songwriters
- The Headies winners
- Nigerian male singers
- 21st-century Nigerian musicians
- Dancehall musicians
- 21st-century Nigerian singers