Known for such songs as Up In D Club and Girlie O, Nigerian dancehall and reggae vocalist and songwriter Patoranking has collaborated with fellow African musicians Reggie Rockstone and Timaya. He earned a 2014 City People Entertainment Award in the “Dancehall/Reggae Act of the Year” category. He began his music career as a carnival and street performer. He released his debut single, So Nice, in 2009. His musical influences include Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, and Chaka Demus. Born Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, he grew up in the suburbs of Lagos, Nigeria. Fellow Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage was featured in his 2014 hit, Girlie O Remix.