Born Patrick Okorie in Ebute Metta, Lagos Nigeria, PATORANKING has gone on to win several awards including the MTV Africa song of the year, the Headies next rated and recently Forbes Africa’s 30 under 30 class for 2020 for his efforts in music and philanthropy.
He released his first LP, God Over Everything, in 2016 which debuted at No. 4 on Billboard’s Reggae Albums chart. Also in 2016, PATORANKING joined the cast of reality TV series The Voice Nigeria as a judge, bringing him into the homes of millions in West Africa weekly. In 2017, PATORANKING appeared on Major Lazer’s “Particula” from the Know No Better project.
In 2019, he released WILMER and the Album went on to chart at #5 on the Billboard Reggae Charts.
Through all of his successes, PATORANKING has devoted himself to giving back. In 2020, he created the ALU Patoranking Scholarship, offering 10 fully-paid scholarships for students from across Africa to attend the African Leadership University. Additionally, PATORANKING can be heard on the remake of Bob Marley’s “One Love” alongside the Marleys and unicef.