Dancehall artist, Patoranking has just put out his anticipated sophomore album, ‘Wilmer’. The 12-track project is a follow-up to his 2016 debut, ‘God Over Everything’, and is named after the singer’s daughter who also features in the album’s cover art.
While the increased global fanfare around Nigerian music tends to centre more on the country’s more talked about A-list acts, Patoranking’s crossover efforts, which includes sold-out performances across Europe and Africa, places the singer as an integral dark horse in Afropop’s continued rise. ‘Wilmer’s diverse guest list, featuring pan-African collaborations with Busiswa and Nyanshiki, as well as international assistance from Bera and Donae’o, is a marker of Patoranking’s ambition to move to the next level of crossover success.
Earlier this week, Patoranking hosted a private listening party for ‘Wilmer’, with 2Baba, Tiwa Savage and Wizkid amongst the attendees. The album is now available for public ears.
You can listen to Wilmer here.
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