Sunday 29 March 2015


Lagos | Nigeria: Nigerian reggae-dancehall
sensation Patoranking has been named as the
MTV Base Artiste Of The Month for March 2015.
Following his recent string of successes including
several hit singles and industry awards; MTV Base
supporting Patoranking with a month of
programmes chronicling his meteoric rise to fame.
Born in 1990 in Lagos, the Ebonyi State indigene
started his performing arts career as a street gig
and carnival dancer. He released his first single
“So Nice” in 2009 and he followed this up with “Up
In The Club” in 2010. In 2012, he released “Iya
Bisi” which did well and opened up opportunities to
work with more artistes. 2013 saw Patoranking
release “Park Well” and “Tonight” featuring Faze,
which also did well.
His first breakout hit single “Alubarika” came in
2013. The song, which featured acclaimed afro-
dancehall artiste Timaya became a nationwide
anthem, which helped Patoranking build a large
fanbase and work with a number of established
artists in a string of collaborations.
In the intervening period, Patoranking has worked
with big names in the music industry such as
Sheyi Shay, Tiwa Savage, Skales, Runtown and
Wizzy Pro on a number of collaborations. His
monster track, “Girlie O” featuring Tiwa Savage
was listed on the MTV Base Official Naija Top Ten
Hottest Videos Of The Year and he won five
awards in 2014.
The 24 year-old recently signed a distribution deal
with VP Associated Label Group which is the
world’s largest reggae music distribution
company, home to several international reggae
stars such as Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Elephant
Man, Lady Saw, Mavado, Busy Signal, Shaggy and
The year 2015 is set to be even busier for
Patoranking as he is currently recording his debut
studio album and working on collaborations with
several artists.
MTV Base will broadcast programming featuring
Patoranking throughout the month of March.
Join the conversation about the MTV Base artiste
of the month on Twitter using the hashtag #AOTM.

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