Nigerian dancehall artiste and Songwriter, Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie popularly known as Patoranking has indeed passed through the mill to get to the current position he is now.
Life wasn’t a bed of roses for him before the limelight. He recounted the ugly moments he had to sell rat poisons and lay bricks to make ends meet.
He mentioned his past when he won the next rated Headies award in 2014.
“If I tell you say I been dey sell rat killer, you go believe? If I tell you say I do bricklayer for Lagos you go believe? Don’t let anyone stop you from achieving your dreams”, he said.
His song “Girlie o” remix with Tiwa savage brought him the fame.
Although he had been working fervently with the likes of XProject, Konga, Slam and Reggie Rockstone, he gained not so much attention.
Years later, he became a mentee under Dem Mama records following his collaboration with Timaya in his song “Alubarika” which brought him fame.
Ever since he has proven his worth by releasing numerous hits. His recent hit song is “Abule”. This track was among his album titled ” three” which was released on August 28th, 2020.
Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, popularly known as Patoranking hail from Onicha, Ebonyi State. He was born and brought up in Ijegun-Egba, Alimosho, Lagos State, Nigeria (27, May 1990).
He started his performing art career as a street jam and carnival dancer.
He won his first award after years of nomination in 2014 (City people entertainment award) as the Dancehall/Reggae act of the year.
He also won “Best act of the new year” award at Nigerian Entertainment Awards that same year.
Check out some of his throwback photos