Patra (born Dorothy Smith, 22 November 1972, Kingston, Jamaica, is a dancehall singer. In her beginnings as a female dancehall deejay in the late 1980s, she used the stage name Lady Patra. Patra says the reason she didn't took the offer was because the message came through the wrong channel."I was called but I was called by the wrong messenger," Patra said. "For me I want to move forward and not backwards, because a lot of things and people that have access to me in certain ways it took me years to get read of them and I don't want one moment to make me feel as if I am going backwards."