Patoranking Biography, Net Worth, Profile & Age
BIRTH NAME: Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie
STYLE RATING: 5.1%
DISPLAY NAME: Patoranking
NET WORTH: $4 Million Dollars
Patoranking was born Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie on the 27th of May, 1990. He was birthed in Ijegun-Egba, Satellite Town, Lagos state, Nigeria. Patoranking is a native of Abakiliki, Ebonyi state, Nigeria, but he grew up in his birthplace in Lagos state.
He obtained basic primary education in his birthplace (Ijegun-Egba), and proceeded to Citizen Comprehensive College, Epe, Lagos state. He rounded off secondary school and obtained his West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE) at Jibril Martin Memorial Grammar School, Iponri, Lagos.
Patoranking started his career as a carnival and street jam dancer. He unveiled in an interview with Entertainment Express that his name, Patoranking, was gotten from a Jamaican musician he met in Lagos at the Alpha Beach, and described his music to be a more moral inclination of Dancehall.
He cites 2face Idibia, Bob Marley, Lucky Dube, Buju Banton, Fela Kuti, Marvelous Benji, Black Face, Blackky, Chaka Demus, and Majek Fashek to be his top music influences. In May 2012, he released a song titled Iya Bisi, produced by Drumphase.
The sing featured vocals from Qdot, and Kbaj. On the 12th of September 2013, he released a hit single titled Alubarika, featuring Timaya. The songs translates to mean God’s Blessings, and the video and audio of the sing was released same day.
The sing literarily shot him to limelight and gave him so much attention. Alubarika was a song about the life of Patoranking and his career as a musician. He became affiliated with the Dem Mama Records owned by Timaya, but was not officially signed to the record label.
In February 2014, he nailed an official music deal with Foston Musik, and all affiliations with Dem Mama Records were cut low. On the 4th of February 2014, he released another mega single titled Girlie O.
The song was produced by top Nigerian music producer WizzyPro, and the video for the song was directed and shot by Moe Musa in London on the 5th of February 2014. The song touched Nigerian music idol Tiwa Savage, and she reached out to Patoranking, suggesting they both do a remix of the song.
On the 19th of May 2014, a remix of Girlie O by Patoranking featuring Tiwa Savage was out, debuting #9 on MTV Base’s Official Naija Top 10 chart. The music video for the remix of the song was also shot and directed by Moe Musa in London. The music video sits on YouTube with over 20 million views.
Patoranking featured on Murda by Seyi Shay, which was produced by Dokta Frabz. The song in which Patoranking and Shaydee featured (Murda), was produced on the 1st of April 2014. The music video for the single got on VeVo on the 11th of May 2014, and was directed and shot by JM Films.
In 2015, Patoranking released two hit singles titled My Woman, My Everything, and Daniella Whine. Both songs charted on the MTV base Official Naija Top 10 Chart: the first charted #2 spot, and the second, Daniella Whine, initially charted #4 on the list, and later moved to #1.
The Voice Nigeria and Debut Album Release
He was unveiled as one of the judges for first episode of The Voice Nigeria music contest in January 2016, and on the 1st of August 2016, he released his debut album which he titled God Over Everything.
The album featured most of Nigeria’s finest musicians including Olamide, Wizkid, Phyno, Wasiu Ayinde Marshall, Ghana’s Sarkodie, and Elephant Man. The album went up to the #4 spot on Billboard’s Reggae Albums chart.
Patoranking has an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars. He earns from music sales, endorsement deals, event bookings, and from other business offers and deals. Patoranking has a lot of costly items, and he lives in a luxurious apartment.
He has released a lot of hit singles, and also won several awards. In 2014, Patoranking signed a N17.5 million naira endorsement deal with an unidentified company. He signed a multimillion naira endorsement deal in November 2014 with Skyy Vodka, and a multimillion naira ambassadorial deal with Airtel in 2015.
Also in 2015, Patoranking sealed a deal worth millions with the Malivelihood Luxury brand. The dancehall singer is paid over N500,000 naira to perform at shows, and he gets booked to perform at different events from time to time each year. With over 2 million followers on Instagram alone, the singer gets approached and paid pretty handsomely to publish adverts on his social media accounts.
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