Patrice Wilson is a Nigerian singer and songwriter and co-founder of ARK Music Factory in partnership with Clarence Jey. He also adopted the name Pato as a stage name for his various performances. Patrice Wilson's father was a chemical engineer and his mother a church minister. He studied at Zamani College, Wilson Prep. School, and Essence International School in Nigeria. Wilson's musical beginnings were when he sang in his mother's church and helped out with youth programs at the local Christian school.