Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie (born 27 May 1990), professionally known as Patoranking, is a well-known Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter.
He began his music career by collaborating underground with XProject, Konga, Slam, and Reggie Rockstone. In 2010, he signed a record deal with K-Igberaga Solo’s Records and released “Up in D Club” under the label.
Patoranking became a Dem Mama Records protégé after working with Timaya on his song “Alubarika.” He signed a record deal with Foston Musik in February 2014 and released “Girlie O,” a single that catapulted him to fame. He collaborated with Tiwa Savage on the Girlie O remix.
Patoranking announced on Instagram on February 9, 2015, that he had signed a distribution deal with VP Records. On September 28, he released a song called Abule ahead of his album, which was set to be released later that year.
In 2020, the artist stated that he got the inspiration for a song while playing football on a football field.
|Full Name:||Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie|
|Born:||27 May 1990 (age 32 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Ijegun-Egba, Satellite Town, Lagos, Nigeria|
|State Of Origin:||Ebonyi State|
|Parents:||Mr. and Mrs. Okorie|
|Siblings:||Sharon Okorie, Raphael Okorie|
|Wife • Spouse:||Leila Okorie (PatonranQueen) – ex.|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||Edma Ohemaa (rum.), Genevieve Nnaji (rum.), Seyi Shay (rum.), Jocelyn Dumas (rum.), Leila Okorie (PatonranQueen) (ex.)|
|Children:||Rapharanking Okorie, Wilmer Okorie|
|Occupation:||Singer • Songwriter|
|Net Worth:||US$20 million|
Patoranking’s Early Life & Education
Patoranking was born and raised in Satellite Town, Ijegun-Egba, but has family roots in Onicha, Ebonyi State. He was born on May 27, 1990, which makes him 31 years old.
Patoranking is from Onicha, Ebonyi State and was born and raised in Ijegun-Egba Satellite Town. Sharon Okorie and Raphael Okorie are his two siblings.
He began his education at Citizen Comprehensive College in Epe, Lagos, and later transferred to Jibril Martin Memorial Grammar School in Iponri. Patoranking began his career in the performing arts as a street jam and carnival dancer.
He told Entertainment Express in 2012 that his stage name was given to him by a Jamaican artist he met at Alpha Beach in Lagos.
Patoranking’s musical influences include Buju Banton, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, Lucky Dube, Chaka Demus, Majek Fashek, Blackky, Blackface, 2Baba, and Marvelous Benjy.
In the interview with Entertainment Express mentioned above, he described his music as a morally inclined variation of dancehall that references socio-political issues.
Patoranking released a single titled “Iya Bisi” in May 2012, featuring Qdot and Kbaj. Drumphase produced the song, which is a fusion of dancehall and fuji. He told Entertainment Express that Qdot and Kbaj contributed to the composition of the music by exchanging ideas.
On September 12, 2013, he simultaneously released the audio and video for “Alubarika.” Timaya’s vocals are featured on the song, which literally translates to “God’s Blessings.”
AJE Films directed the music video for “Alubarika,” which lasted 4 minutes and 16 seconds. According to Victor Akande of The Nation, Patoranking described the song as a summary of his life as a musician and said it helped him build a fan base and work with established musicians.
Patoranking signed a record deal with Foston Musik in February 2014, ending his association with Dem Mama Records. Timaya revealed to Toolz on NdaniTV’s The Juice that Patoranking left his label and was never officially signed. Patoranking released “Girlie O,” a song produced by WizzyPro, on February 4, 2014.
Moe Musa directed and shot the music video for the song, which was released on February 5, 2014. Patoranking frees his next-door neighbor from domestic violence in the music video by expressing his natural feelings to her.
On May 19, 2014, Foston Musik released the Tiwa Savage-assisted “Girlie O” (Remix) to critical acclaim. It charted at No. 9 on MTV Base’s Official Naija Top 10. Tiwa Savage told MTV Base’s Ehiz that she admires Patoranking’s music and decided to approach him about doing the remix. Moe Musa also shot and directed the music video for “Girlie O” (Remix) in London.
“The basic winning elements were not discarded on the new remix,” said Joey Akan of Pulse Nigeria. They were kept and improved. The beat, chorus, and dynamism were retained, and significant effort was put into the lyrics.”
Patoranking appeared alongside Shaydee on Seyi Shay’s “Murda” single. Dokta Frabz produced the song, which was released on April 1, 2014. The music video for “Murda” was released on Vevo on May 11, 2014. Meji Alabi directed it for JM Films.
Patoranking’s singles “Daniella Whine” and “My Woman, My Everything” charted on MTV Base’s Official Naija Top 10. The former debuted at No. 4 in May and reached No. 1 in June, while the latter, “My Woman, My Everything,” also charted, peaking at No. 2.
His Personal Life
Despite having dated a few girlfriends, Patoranking has now married the one he loves the most. His relationship with his sweetheart, Leila, has been established for a long time, according to the country.
It has been suggested that some people have a child who watches what they post online. Patoranking, a Nigerian reggae-dancehall artist and songwriter, dated his lovely baby mama, Leila Okorie, before he shot to fame, but things quickly went downhill as he became more well-known.
They parted ways and went in opposite directions. On Instagram, the two have a wonderful child child. Patoranking began his career in performing expressions as a street jam and festival artist.
Patoranking has a child?
Patoranking has two children from two different mothers.
Patoranking Children’s names are Raphael, also known as Rapharanking Okorie, who is a boy, and Wilmer Okorie, who is a girl.
Patoranking Son: Who is Patoranking Son, what is his name, age, and where can I find pictures of him? Rapharanking Okorie is Patoranking’s son’s name. Rapharanking Okorie, Patoranking’s son, is now about 12 years old.
Patoranking Daughter: Who is Patoranking’s little girl, what is her name, age, and where can I find pictures of her? Wilmer Okorie is the name of the little girl from Patoranking. On August 20, 2018, she was born and welcomed into the world.
The Patoranking girl is currently three years old.
PatonranQueen, real name Leila Okorie, is Patoranking’s better half. In any case, legend has it that he abandoned the woman after achieving fame. This has not yet been confirmed. Similarly, he is said to have a few relationships with female celebrity artists. Patoranking has dated the following five young ladies:
1. Ohemaa, Edma
It was claimed that Patoranking, a Nigerian reggae-dancehall performer, had a mysterious illicit relationship with the lovely Ghanaian TV host and model, Edma Ohemaa, who also appeared in Patoranking’s music video “My Woman, My Everything.” They look fantastic together.
2. Nnaji, Genevieve
Patoranking admits to putting a big name bet on delighting Nigeria’s sovereign, Genevieve Nnaji. The two would make an amazing couple!
3. Seyi Shay
Seyi Shay, a ravishing Nigerian performer, allegedly had a mysterious heartfelt illicit relationship with Patoranking, a Nigerian reggae-dancehall artist. It was reported that the project began in mid-2014, when the couple collaborated to record Seyi Shay’s single “Murda.”
“They are not dating,” an agent from the Patoranking team had to say. Between the two of them, there is science. Their song ‘Murda’ was fantastic.
They will, in any case, collaborate on various tasks. They are currently running advancements together; they have a Bonnie and Clyde type of relationship.”
4. Jocelyn Dumas
Patoranking recently posted an Instagram photo with Jocelyn Dumas with the caption: “@jocelyn dumas #MWME #Whaysay!!!” The post elicited mixed reactions from his fans, and rumors circulated that the two were dating.
5. Leila Okorie (PatoranQueen) and Baby Mama
Patoranking dated his lovely child mother Leila Okorie before the Naija kid shot to fame, but things quickly went downhill as he became more famous, and the two of them parted ways.
Leila Okorie has moved on and is now dating someone else, as recently announced.
His Nominations & Awards
– In 2013, he was nominated for ‘Best Dance Hall/Reggae Video’ at the Nigeria Music Video Awards.
– In 2014, the Nigeria Entertainment Awards nominated Best Collaboration.
– In 2014, he was nominated for Male Artist of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
– In 2014, he was named ‘Best New Act of the Year’ at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
– In 2014, the City People Entertainment Awards named Dancehall/Reggae Act of the Year.
– In 2014, he was nominated for Most Popular Song of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards.
– In 2014, he was nominated for Best Collabo of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards.
– In 2014, he was nominated for the Channel O Music Video Awards as the ‘Most Gifted Newcomer.’
– In 2014, he was nominated for Most Gifted Reggae/Dancehall at the Channel O Music Video Awards.
– The Headies 2014 awarded the Best Reggae/Dancehall Single.
– In 2014, he received the ‘Best Collabo Award’ at the Headies.
– Next Rated Award at the 2014 Headies
– Ben Tv named Best New Act in 2014.
– Best Collaboration’ on Ben Tv in 2014.
– Ben Tv named Best Reggae/Dancehall in 2014.
– In 2015, she won ‘Best Afropop Song’ at the TooXlusive Online Music Awards.
– In 2015, the Headies nominated her for ‘Best Pop Song.’
– In 2015, he was nominated for Best Reggae/Dancehall Single at the Headies.
– In 2015, MTV Africa Music named him the “Best New Act.”
– In 2016, he was named ‘African Artiste of the Year’ by the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
– In 2016, AFRIMA named him “Best Artist of the Year.”
- God over Everything (2016)
- Wilmer (2019)
- 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)
- 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)
- 2020 “I’m in Love
- 2021 Celebrate Me.”
His Net Worth
Patoranking is worth a whopping $20 million. This makes him one of Nigeria’s richest musicians at the moment.