Nigerian singer, patoranking shared a beautiful photo of his daughter, Wilmer as he celebrated father’s day.
He captioned it;
Thank You God. #Wilmer
Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie (born 27 May 1990), better known by his stage name
Patoranking, is a Nigerian reggae- dancehall
singer and songwriter .
Born and raised in Ijegun-Egba Satellite Town, Patoranking originated from Onicha Local Government Area in Ebonyi State.
He started his music career doing underground collaborations with artists such as XProject, Konga, Slam and Reggie Rockstone .
He signed a record deal with K-Solo’s Igberaga Records in 2010, releasing “Up in D Club” under the outfit. 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”, a single that put him in the limelight.
On 9 February 2015, Patoranking announced on Instagram that he signed a distribution deal with VP Records .
Patoranking started his
performing arts career as a street jam and carnival dancer.
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. Patoranking has cited Buju Banton, Bob Marley , Fela Kuti , Lucky Dube, Chaka Demus ,
Majek Fashek, Blackky, Blackface, Tuface and Marvelous Benjy as his key musical influences.
In the aforementioned interview with Entertainment Express, he said he references socio-political issues in his music. He has described his music as a morally inclined variation of dancehall.