Nigerian dancehall heavyweight superstar, Patoranking returns today with new record dubbed, Kolo Kolo featuring Tanzania’s, Diamond Platnumz. The joyous afrobeats banger was produced by, Yung Willis, is the first single from Patoranking’s forthcoming fourth album, and his first new release since 2021’s, Celebrate Me.
Dammy Twitch directed the music video, which was filmed in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania with Nigerian actress Nancy Isime as the love interest who has Patoranking going “kolo kolo” — a Nigerian term for mad, or crazy.
“I always love to work with artists from different parts of Africa,” Patoranking says. “Reuniting with Diamond was a no-brainer. We’ve always had that chemistry musically. Anytime we link up, it’s pure vibes”.
The track opens with a seductive horn melody, setting the stage for Patoranking and Diamond Platnumz to serenade their love interests in Nigerian Pidgin and Swahili, respectively. “Kolo Kolo” reunites Patoranking with Yung Willis, who produced “Celebrate Me,” winner of the Best Recording of the Year award at the 15th Annual Headies Awards in Atlanta. Patoranking also won for Best Reggae/Dancehall Album with 2020’s Three at this year’s Headies, the first edition of the prestigious African music awards show to be held in the U.S.