“Melanin” the award winning kenyan group sauti sol is a kenyan afro-pop band formed in nairobi by vocalists bien-aimé baraza, willis chimano and savara mudigi in 2005. initially an a cappella group, guitarist polycarp otieno joined before they named themselves sauti, is out again with a song titled”Melanin” .
The sauti sol gruoup wasted no time in dishing out the official video to their previously released song ‘Melanin’ featuring Patoranking a Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter.
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’, Money, etc is fresh off a collab with Bongo bigwig Diamond Platinumz.
He is one of the Nigeria’s hit makers 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.