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EDITORS’ NOTES

Patoranking is an international icon in the making. He began his career on the underground scene, before rising to become a chart-topping star who has won awards and appeared as a judge on The Voice Nigeria. Most remarkably, he achieved all this without releasing an LP—although that’s set to change with his hotly anticipated debut, God Over Everything. Pop hooks permeate his upbeat dancehall and reggae, while he focuses on positivity, in rhymes rhapsodising love, faith and good times.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Patoranking is an international icon in the making. He began his career on the underground scene, before rising to become a chart-topping star who has won awards and appeared as a judge on The Voice Nigeria. Most remarkably, he achieved all this without releasing an LP—although that’s set to change with his hotly anticipated debut, God Over Everything. Pop hooks permeate his upbeat dancehall and reggae, while he focuses on positivity, in rhymes rhapsodising love, faith and good times.

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About Patoranking

Nigerian reggae/dancehall singer/songwriter Patoranking was born Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie in Ijegun-Egba, Nigeria in 1990. Growing up deeply immersed in the music of Buju Banton, Lucky Dube, Tuface, Fela Kuti, and other greats of reggae, dancehall, and Afro-beat, Okorie channeled these influences into his own unique style and began releasing original music in 2012, also drawing on the influences of Nigerian fuji music for his earliest singles. In 2014, after a series of lower-profile singles, Patoranking signed to Foston Musick and released the "Girlie O" single and video. The song was a minor success but went on to spawn a hit remix a few months later with vocals by Tiwa Savage. The remix helped draw attention to Patoranking's music, and his catalog grew over the next few years, with various singles and a slew of guest appearances on songs by other artists, including vocal spots on Seyi Shay's hit "Murda," Khuli Chana's "No Lie," and many others. In early 2016, Patoranking joined on as one of the judges for the freshly launched televised singing competition The Voice Nigeria. Featuring collaborations with Elephant Man, Sarkodie, and others, his debut full-length, God Over Everything, arrived later that year. ~ Fred Thomas

  • ORIGIN
    Ijegun, Nigeria
  • BORN
    May 27, 1990

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