Meet the coach: Patoranking

27 January 2016
Bringing a different sound to the coaching panel, Patoranking is the youngest coach on The Voice Nigeria!
Meet the coach: Patoranking

It's would be rather hard to find a person who wasn't singing along to Patoranking's 2014 hit, "Girlie O" at one point or another. Born Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, Patoranking has shot to fame as one of Nigeria's most prominent reggae-dancehall artists in recent times.

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With an impressive repertoire of music to his name, despite only just coming onto the scene, it was only right that he be one of the four judges on inaugural season of The Voice Nigeria. Take a look at some facts about the island jam-infused singer:

    • At 25 years old, Patoranking is the youngest of the four coaches. He was born on the 27th of May 1990.


  • In previous interviews he has remarked how Tuface, his fellow The Voice Nigeria coach, was one of his biggest influences when he started out in music.

  • Patoranking wasn't always a household name. He started his career out as a relatively unknown carnival and street performer.

  • The remix of "Girlie O" featuring Tiwa Savage has been viewed an astonishing 11million times on YouTube.


  • Lastly, Patoranking has gone international. The dancehall star recently signed a distribution deal with VP Records, a record label that is home to some of the biggest dancehall stars in the world!

Will you be on #TeamPatoranking?

Catch The Voice Nigeria from April 2016.

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