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 hails from Onicha, 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. on September 28 patoranking released a song titled Abule which he released ahead of his album scheduled to be released later in 2020. He once said, in 2020 that he once got inspiration for song on a football pitch while playing football.