Kenyan boy band Sauti Sol has released a new featuring Nigeria’s Patoranking titled Melanin The song which was co-written by the talented Kenyan songwriter and singer Nviiri The Storyteller and produced by Sauti Sol becomes the first single off of Sauti Sol’s upcoming music project titled African Sauce LP.
The track showcases Sauti Sol’s authentic afro-pop perfectly fused in R&B and Patoranking’s dancehall magic, giving off the best of both worlds.
Having maintained friendship for many years, while watching each other grow into continental greats, Sauti Sol and Patoranking unite in Melanin to deliver a powerful collaboration with a strong message; celebrating women of color.
Africa’s top music video director, Clarence Peters, redefines Afrocentric meets Caribbean vibes in this Lagos shot music video, with rain pouring, slow motion dancing and steamy scenes.
Speaking on the collabo, Patoranking said, “I’ve known Sauti Sol personally for about three years, and I can truly say that we’ve been fans of each other as much as we’ve been friends. I am happy we finally release a track that represents us both in equal measure. We can only go higher!”
For the better part of 2017, Sauti Sol was silently and tirelessly working on the Afrikan Sauce LP across Africa.
“We couldn’t be happier to share this news with our fans. Our aim with this LP is to connect Africa through music” revealing, “The LP’s body of work will be a continuation of our LIVE AND DIE IN AFRIKA theme.”