Kel P unpacks the Making of the African Giant Album
Studio Sessions | Kel P talks making ‘African Giant’ in hotel rooms, Burna Boy’s next album already being done and more
In this installment of “Studio Sessions,” Kel P discusses the ‘African Giant’ recording process, the status of Burna Boy’s next album, and more.
For “Studios Sessions,” we delve into the stories behind the long hours in the studio and all that goes into making an album by talking with artists, producers, engineers, photographers, and more who are intimately connected to the recording process with some of the biggest artists in the world. These are the stories that rarely leave the booth.
Kel P produced and co-wrote 10 of the 19 songs on Burna Boy’s African Giant including “On The Low” and “Pull Up.” He and the artist helped spread the sound of African music across the world — all from inside of hotel rooms.
“We didn’t record any of the songs in a studio. We were in a hotel. The day I met Burna, we recorded in a hotel and we stayed there for over a month recording songs. I have my mobile studio with me. We were in Lagos, Nigeria. But, we also recorded in a hotel in Ghana,” Kel P said.