The music scene in Nigeria is a very diverse field as different artists excel in various genres. The dancehall genre is dominated by people like Patoranking who with his fortune of $5 million is rated among the richest musicians in the country. The dancehall expert had a humble beginning to his music career; dancing and performing in carnivals and street jams before his music began to make waves. The artist has since recorded three albums, several singles, and collaborated with a host of other A-list artists from Nigeria and beyond.
As a result of his wealth, Patoranking is enjoying a luxurious lifestyle like every other celebrity around the world, spending millions on real estate and automobiles. His house in Lagos is located in one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the state and his garage is bursting with some of the most luxurious brands of automobiles. However, this is just a tip of the iceberg on Patoranking’s wealth and luxurious lifestyle.
A Look At Patoranking’s Luxurious House
Metro Garden in Lekki, Lagos is one of the most sought-after locations in the commercial capital city of Nigeria. It is home to some rich and powerful individuals in the country and this is exactly where the “Alubarika” crooner has pitched his tent. His house is quite comfortable with very beautiful decorations.
Perfection is evident in every brick, though it is not over flamboyant or too extreme. The singer’s abode is rather stylish and cozy and the interior decorations were clearly undertaken by an expert; more relaxing pastel colors are combined with invigorating bright colors. Everything in the house has this natural and modern look as he mostly used earth colors with orange details. It is just the ideal place to relax after a rigorous performance.
The components of the house include a spacious living room, bedrooms, a kitchen with a dining room, and of course, a sound recording studio which any true musician must include in their home. With the well-equipped studio, the music hitmaker can choose to sit at home and create his masterpieces.
Breakdown of Patoranking’s $5 Million Net Worth
A 2021 estimation of the music hit maker’s net worth pegged it at a handsome $5 million, which is over one billion naira. This places Patoranking among the richest musicians in Nigeria. The celebrity vocalist has been earning his fortune through multiple sources;
Patoranking started his music career by releasing singles like “So Nice”, “Iya Bisi”, “Alubarika”, and the hit track “Girl O”. His debut album, God Over Everything, came to the fore on the 1st of August 2016. The album which ranked #4 on the Billboard’s Reggae Albums chart featured music greats like Wizkid, Sarkodie, Olamide, Elephant Man, and Wasiu Ayinde Marshall.
The dancehall artist’s second album took a while before it was eventually released on the 24th of May 2019. The album was named Wilmer after Patoranking’s daughter. His third album titled Three hit the music stands in 2020 and featured big names like Sauti Sol, Flavor, and Tiwa Savage.
Patoranking has further done extensive work by appearing on the projects of other artists. He has been featured by artists like Seyi Shay, Karat Kid, Slimmz, Tupengo, WizzyPro, and many others.
Which Are Patoranking’s Most Successful Works?
Patoranking has an unending list of singles that will forever remain a favorite. However, his most successful work so far is unarguably two 2015 tracks; “My Woman, My Everything” and “Daniella Whine”. These tracks made the Top 10 chart of MTV Base Official Naija show. In May 2015, “Daniella Whine” debuted at #4 before topping the chart in June. “My Woman, My Everything” also peaked at #2 on the same chart.
A notable mention of the artist’s most successful tracks is 2020’s “Abule” which earned a commendation from Wizkid on Twitter.
As a result of the success of his music, it goes without saying that a lion’s share of the singer’s wallet is powered by what is generated through his music; album sales, shows, ticket sales, tours, and so on.
He Has Some Lucrative Endorsements Deals
The dancehall artist is like every other established Nigerian musician of his ilk. It is a known fact that he has attracted a good number of endorsement deals as his popularity has grown in the industry. This became another avenue of generating good funds for the singer.
In 2015, after he bagged the YGMA African Artiste of the Year award, the musician inked his debut endorsement deal with premium drink Skyy Vodka. The following year, he was named the ambassador of the Lagos City Marathon event after signing an endorsement deal with them. He further increased his sources of income by signing a deal with Airtel Telecommunication Company as their brand ambassador. Reports further say he has a contract running with a jewelry company. Below is a bullet list of his endorsements.
Skyy VodkaAirtel Telecommunication CompanyLagos City MarathonA jewelry company
The Dancehall Artist has Expanded His Horizon with Some Business Ventures
With his position in the Nigerian music industry well established, the “Daniella Whine” hitmaker has since diversified into business, launching his own record label known as Amari Musiq. The label has since signed on a couple of artists like Tanzanian artiste Walid and Nigerian singer Grey C.
The year 2016 saw the musician sitting amongst the judges of The Voice Nigeria as a guest judge for the contest’s maiden edition. He inked a distribution contract with VP Records on the 9th of February 2015 and shared the same with fans on Instagram.
What Patoranking Spends His Money On
His Garage is Replete with Plush Cars
The talk about Nigerian celebs with the most classy cars can never be deemed complete without paying homage to the Girlie O hitmaker. Patoranking has sure acquired a lot of rides and from the pictures we see on the internet, they are rides to die for.
The singer’s fleet of cars include;
1. Porsche Boxster
It was in 2017 that the singer acquired this sleek, luxurious, and amazing car. He wasted no time in celebrating his new acquisition with fans on his Instagram. As expected, his fans responded to his post by trooping out in their numbers with congratulatory messages. Specs of the powerful automobile include;
• Horsepower – 265 to 375 hp • MPG – Up to 22 city – 32 highway • Dimensions is 172-173″ L x 71″ W x 50″ H • Engine – 2.7 L 6-cylinder, 3.4 L 6-cylinder, 3.8 L 6-cylinder • Transmission – 6-speed manual, 7-speed automatic.
2. Porsche 911
It would appear that Patoranking has a special love for the Porsche brand because not long after he bought the Boxster, the singer added a Porsche 911 to his collection. Thus, he has two Porsche cars. The Porsche 911 comes with notable features like:
• Horsepower: 379 to 443 hp • Engine: 3.0 L 6-cylinder • Curb weight: 3,354 to 3,641 lbs • Dimension is measured178″ L x 73″ W x 51″ H • MSRP: From $97,400
3. Mercedes-Benz G55
While cruising around town, Patoranking is almost always seen behind the wheels of his white Mercedes-Benz G55 which was once the most expensive car in his fleet. The elegant car boasts of features like
• MPG is up to 13 city – 17 highway • Horsepower: 416 to 577 hp • Curb weight: 5,551 to 5,842ibs • Dimension is measured at190-192″ L x 76-78″ W x 77″ • MSRP: From $130,900
4. Pantoranking Mercedes G Wagon
Just like his Porsche, the Mercedes brands in Pantoranking’s car collection are two in number. After he took the car home, the singer took to Instagram and shared the automobile with the caption “I wanna be a big blessing to my generation”. The car’s features include;
• MSRP: From $130,900 • MPG is up to 13 city – 17 highway • Horsepower: 416 to 577 hp • Curb weight: 5,551 to 5,842 lbs • Dimension is measured 190-192″ L x 76-78″ W x 77″ H
5. 2014 Range Rover SUV
Pantoranking’s Range Rover SUV is a 2014 model. For lovers of ostentatious vehicles, this is the real dream. The automobile is a veritable attention grabber with its impressive appearance, excellent speed, as well as a high level of safety. It boasts of the under listed features;
• MPG is as much as 22 city – 28 highway • Horsepower: 254 to 557 hp • Engine: 2.0 L 4-cylinder, 3.0 L V6 diesel, 3.0 L 6-cylinder, 5.0 L V8 • Seating capacity: 4, 5. • MSRP: From $90,900
6. Lamborghini Urus
Also earning a spot in Patoranking’s garage is the Lamborghini Urus. The market price for this baby was last estimated at ₦140 million, making it the most expensive car he owns.
Patoranking also Spends Funds on Philanthropy
Philanthropy is not obligatory, but rather, it is something that comes out of the goodness of one’s heart. For Patoranking, he channeled his own charity work towards scholarships. The beneficiaries are young African kids who lack access to proper education. According to him, he still harbors a passion for academic excellence despite his popularity and global recognition.
Patoranking’s involvement with the ALU scholarship program started in 2019 after he met the program’s founder. He then initiated a project with the aim to train ten passionate and innovative children. Ebute-Metta in Lagos where the artist grew up was highly prioritized in the selection process. Other kids from different locations across the country who are educationally less-privileged were also selected.
The Humble Beginnings of The Musician
As earlier stated, Patoranking was involved in carnival dancing and street jams before he stepped into stardom. When you get to hear the tale of how the Ijegun Egba Lagos–born boy went from being Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie to the celebrated Patoranking we all know today, you will agree that it is a tale worth sharing.
Life was a bit tough for the musician in his early days. He attended Citizen Comprehensive College in Epe, Lagos, and Jibril Martin Memorial Grammar School in Iponri. Patrick always sustained his interest in music and thus began performing at carnivals under the moniker Patoranking. He achieved this by combing the first few letters of his first name Patrick with the name of a Jamaican artist Ranking.
Patoranking’s music career kicked off with a few low key collaborations with the likes of X-projects and Slam. Even though his first single “So Nice” which came to light in 2009 didn’t make waves, the artist still kept hope alive. He persevered till May 2012 when he featured Qdot and Kaj on his second single, “Iya Bisi”. Patrick later revealed how the two musicians inspired and motivated him, giving him all the needed fuel to produce the track.
Rise to Fame
In 2013, one year after he dropped “Iya Bisi”, Patoranking came into contact with Timaya and the two worked together to release the hit song, “Alubarika”. There were reports that Timaya’s record label, Dem Mama Records, had signed the artist following the success of the track but Pato has since insisted that he never put pen to paper on any contract with the label.
The next year, Patrick went on to sign with Foston Records through which he released the single “Girlie O”. The vocalist later heeded the advice to remix the song with Tiwa Savage and that singular track marked his emergence to the league of the big boys of the music industry. Girlie O became an instant hit and Pato has never looked back since then, winning scores of awards along the way.
List of Patoranking’s Awards is Quite Impressive
Patoranking has been nominated for a number of awards over the years thanks to the success of his music. The dancehall and reggae artist has gone ahead to win a few of these awards.
Ben TV Awards of 2015 – He won Best Reggae Dancehall Artiste of the Year, Best Collaboration, and the Best New Act of the Year.2014 Headies Awards – He won Best Collaboration, Next Rated, as well as Dancehall Artiste of the Year.2014 City People Entertainment Awards – He won Dancehall, Most Popular Song, Best Collaboration, and Reggae Artiste of the Year2015 MTV Base Awards – Patoranking was named the Best New Act of the YearTooxlusive Awards (2015) – He bagged Best Afro Pop Song of the Year2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards – He was named African Artiste of the Year2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards – He won three awards; Best Dancehall Act, Best Collaboration, and Beat Male Artist.2005 Afrimma Awards named him Best Dancehall Artists of the Year 2015 Headies – He won the award for Best Dancehall single, Best Reggae, and Best Pop Song2014 Channel O Music Awards – He won the award for Most Gifted Dancehall Reggae artist and Most Gifted Newcomer