Patoranking is an award-winning Nigerian artist who has made major waves over the last few years across Africa and beyond. His unique blend of Reggae, Dancehall and Afrobeats has allowed him to create a distinct sound recognized by many. Raised in Lagos, Patoranking collaborated with his mentor Timaya, to record his first chart topping single Alubarika (meaning God’s blessing). He went on to release more infectious songs leading to his breakout single, My Woman My Everything which will become an all time classic in African music.
He has gone on to release several chart-topping songs each accompanied by captivating visuals such as Girlie O remix featuring Tiwa Savage (2014), Happy Day (2014), Daniella Whine (2015), and recently Available. Since his emergence, Patoranking has accumulated a massive online following via Spotify garnering over 60 million streams. His debut album GOE released in 2016 peaked at #4 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. Accolades continue to pile up for this charismatic performer, aside being awarded MTV Africa’s Song of the Year for My Woman, My Everything , Patoranking was also crowned Best African artist at the South African Music Awards (SAMA) in 2017.
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