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 is supporting Patoranking with a month-long 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 fan base and work with a number of established artistes in a string of collaborations.
Patoranking has worked with music industry notables such as Seyi Shay, Tiwa Savage, Skales, Runtown and Wizzy Pro.
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 Gyptian.
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 artistes.
MTV Base will broadcast programming featuring Patoranking throughout the month of March.