Nigerian superstar Patoranking, aptly known as the “World Best” by his legion of fans, has released his highly anticipated fourth studio album titled ‘World Best’ on September 6, 2023. With over 500 million YouTube views and a quarter of a billion DSP streams for his previous album ‘Three’ in 2020, Patoranking continues to soar as one of the most influential voices in contemporary African music.
Patoranking’s signature style blends Afrobeat, dancehall, and reggae, resulting in a sound that is uniquely his own. In his latest offering, ‘World Best,’ he expertly fuses these genres, crafting an album that pulsates with love, life, and conscious lyricism.
The album boasts a star-studded lineup of collaborators, including American hip-hop legend Ludacris, dancehall maestro Beenie Man from Jamaica, and Kingston’s unruly boss Popcaan. Patoranking’s African roots shine through with fellow hitmakers like Kizz Daniel (Nigeria), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Victony (Nigeria), Gyakie (Ghana), and Zion Foster (UK via Nigeria), among others.
‘World Best’ is a testament to the diverse and vibrant production talent in Africa, featuring beats from renowned producers such as Phantom, Kel P, Killertunes, C-Tea, Mix Master Garzy, and more. The album’s range of production creates a celebratory tone that perfectly complements Patoranking’s lyrical prowess.
Over the past year, Patoranking has been offering glimpses of ‘World Best’ with key singles. “Kolo Kolo” featuring Diamond Platnumz has already garnered nearly 30 million YouTube views and earned the title of Best East Meets West Collaboration at the East Africa Arts Entertainment Awards (EAEA) 2023. Other standout tracks include “Abobi,” “Higher,” and the party anthem “Tonight” featuring Popcaan.
The collaborations on ‘World Best’ are nothing short of swoon-worthy. Ludacris joins Patoranking to reminisce about their humble beginnings on “Miracle Baby,” while “Gyal Like You” featuring Kizz Daniel is an ode to the captivating power of love. “Women of the Year” featuring Zion Foster is a sultry dedication to the ones who hold their hearts.
In “Amazing Grace,” Patoranking and the Dancehall King Beenie Man declare their unwavering love. The standout track “Babylon” features the rising Nigerian export Victony, creating a mesmerizing sonic journey into the unknown.
‘World Best’ follows Patoranking’s previous successful albums, including ‘God Over Everything’ in 2015, ‘Wilmer’ in 2019, and ‘Three’ in 2020. With his genre-blurring style and heartfelt lyrics, Patoranking continues to solidify his place as a global music icon.
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Source: Ghana Music