Kenya’s Afro-pop band Sauti Sol and Nigeria’s Dancehall hitmaker Patoranking are yet to drop their new single called “Melanin” this week on Tuesday, 21st November 2017. A few months ago, Sauti Sol started publicizing their new single on social media, teasing fans on what could be one of their biggest collaborations this year.
As one of the most popular groups on the African continent, this is not Sauti Sol’s first pan-African collaboration. They have successfully made collaborations with other African Music superstars including Yemmy Alade from Nigeria, Bong star Ali Kiba and even mega-group Mi Casa from South Africa. Known to work with various acts across the continent, their music has evolved and the collaborations have undoubtedly contributed to their growth in Africa.
Nigerian Patoranking known for huge hits including No Kissing Baby, is fresh off a collab with Bongo bigwig Diamond Platinumz. He is one of the Nigeria’s hitmakers whose music has been well received in Kenya and other African Countries, just like other artists, such collaborations have indeed contributed greatly to the growth of his music. Whether the track “Melanin” is a hit or miss is still up for debate.
This article was written by Biffon Manyura.