Our MCM Today is Patoranking, And Here’s Why

November 9, 2015

Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, better known by his stage name Patoranking, is a Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter.

https://instagram.com/p/9zKd40Srpz/?taken-by=patorankingfire

He started his started his musical career doing underground collaborations with artists such as XProject, Konga, Slam and Reggie Rockstone.

https://instagram.com/p/9ltsLbSrsT/?taken-by=patorankingfire

He signed a record deal with K-Solo’s Igberaga Records in 2010, releasing “Up in D Club” under the outfit.

https://instagram.com/p/9n0qP2Srm9/?taken-by=patorankingfire

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”,the single that put him in the limelight.

https://instagram.com/p/9YGebBSrme/?taken-by=patorankingfire

On 9 February 2015, Patoranking signed a distribution deal with VP Records.

https://instagram.com/p/9bQMqVyrt8/?taken-by=patorankingfire

Patoranking is the living embodiment of the phrase “hardwork pays” having started his his performing arts career as a street jam and carnival dancer.

https://instagram.com/p/8vablUyrm7/?taken-by=patorankingfire
He also worked as a bricklayer; and sold rat poison.

In a 2012 interview with Entertainment Express, he said that his stage name was given to him by a Jamaican artist whom he met at Alpha Beach in Lagos.

https://instagram.com/p/9L-gw5yrqp/?taken-by=patorankingfire

He was born on 27 May 1990 in Ijegun-Egba, Lagos State.

https://instagram.com/p/9Ql8yNSrjM/?taken-by=patorankingfire

Patoranking has a son, Rapha Okorie, whose Instagram handle is… You guessed it!…Rapharankingfire.

https://instagram.com/p/83Oyg9Srk1/?taken-by=patorankingfire

And a baby daughter named Lily, who we will be correctly calling Lilyranking.

https://instagram.com/p/8gQW5iSrmM/

Since becoming mainstream, Patoranking has been nominated for 12 awards, and he has won 5!

Including the Channel O Music Video Awards, The Headies 2014, City People Entertainment Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards and the Nigeria Music Video Awards.

He has also collaborated with other musical stars like Tiwa Savage, Seyi Shay, Wande Coal etc.

For everyone reading this, work hard at your dreams; because Patoranking started from the bottom.

https://instagram.com/p/9vOQQxSrly/?taken-by=patorankingfire

And now he has arrived.

Blessings on blessings!

Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

You'll like this

May 26, 2021

As kids, we did a lot of things that we look back on and shake our heads. Do you know the most hilarious one? Realizing that half the songs we were singing with passion as kids are unbelievably sexual, filthy or littered with sexual metaphors. Today, we are going to take a look at some […]

Watch

Now on Zikoko

Recommended Quizzes

December 29, 2021

A new year is right around the corner. Before we go into 2022, enjoy some of our top quizzes from this year. 1. QUIZ: Only Nigerian Gen Z’ers Can Make It To The End Of This Musicians Quiz Forget about your age. If you can make it to the end of this quiz, you’re definitely […]

February 26, 2020

Are you all set for marriage, or are you still figuring it out? Well, if you’re curious to know the answer, then this is the quiz for you. All you have to do is create your own ideal Nollywood wedding film, and we’ll tell you if you’re ready to say “I do”. Go ahead:

how much of an ajebutter
February 12, 2020

Are you an ajebutter or not? Well, if you’ve gone through life blissfully unaware of its harshness, then you probably are. Now, we want to know just how high you rank on that ajebutter scale, using your food preferences as a (very accurate) measure. Take to find out:

November 30, 2019

With No Nut November FINALLY coming to an end, we’ve decided to mark the torturous month with some more horny content. After quizzes that guessed how many people you’ve slept with, how good you are in bed and who you’ll sleep with next, this one will guess when next you’ll get lucky. Take it to […]

December 5, 2019

We already tried to guess how much you have in your account and your current net worth, and we think we did a pretty great job (keep any complaints to yourself). Now, we’re going to try and guess your monthly salary based on your relationship with money. Oya, take the quiz: 11 Timed Quizzes For […]

More from Pop

Watch

Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

December 14, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
November 2, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
October 26, 2020
A collection of videos documenting some of the events of the EndSARS protests.
June 22, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
June 22, 2020
Hacked is an interesting new series by Zikoko made up of fictional but hilarious chat conversations.
June 4, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
June 2, 2020
Quickie is a video series where everyone featured gets only one minute to rant, review or do absolutely anything.
May 14, 2020
Isolation Diary is a Zikoko series that showcases what isolation is like for one young Nigerian working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
March 12, 2020
Life is already hard. Deciding where to eat and get the best lifestyle experiences, isn't something you should stress about. Let VRSUS do that for you.

Z! Stacks

Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in:

Zikoko amplifies African youth culture by curating and creating smart and joyful content for young Africans and the world.
X