GRAMMY-winning Nigerian producer is one of the most prominent stars of the massive uptick in African music’s popularity of the past several years. Having crafted the sounds behind many of Burna Boy’s major hits, as well Angélique Kidjo GRAMMY-winning album “Mother Nature”, among so much more, Kel-P appears to just be getting started, and is now launching his own artist career. Read on to learn more about this incredible producer.

Burna Boy – Dangote (prod. by Kel-P)

Tell us about yourself and how you got into music.

Hello everyone; my name is Peter Kelvin also known as “KEL-P VIBES”. I started music in the year 2017 as a producer and through this journey I was groomed by my mentor “Sarz” who happens to be a super producer. It was during this period I developed my basics on music production and the rest has been history.

How did you start using FL Studio & what does it mean to your productions?

I started using FL Studio in 2017 — I actually learned all my basics on production via FL Studio. I fell in love with it because the user interface aligned with me and now FL Studio is like a book for me that has guided my production journey.

Tell us about your work and some of the artists you have worked with.

To be very precise on this, the majority of my work is all about collaboration. It is my philosophy, and my relationships with the likes of Burna Boy, Angelique Kidjo, the legendary Wande Coal, and many others have been important to my career and to me. 

My work requires me to be immersed in music and sounds. I travel around the world with my team, building and connecting with other artists to create new music and sound production. A day in my life includes creating for movie soundtracks, publishers, placements, songwriters and recording artists. Now, I’m also creating for myself as an artist, and releasing my own personal EPs and albums. Check out my series of EPs titled “Bully Season” Vol.1 & Vol.2 out now. 

Burna Boy – On The Low (prod. by Kel-P)

Tell us about your production environment and the gear you use.

I depend heavily on the vibe of my surroundings, so the environment plays a significant role in my output. 60% of the time I prefer working environments with a lot of nature and landscape while 40% of the time it’s me camped up in the studio. 

I have a modest gear pack that I move around with: an Alienware computer, SSL interface, Neumann mic, monitors and, of course, FL Studio. 

Kel-P in the Studio

What is your top FL Studio tip for up-and-coming producers?

FL Studio has a lot of usable features, especially the newer versions. Features like GMS have really helped sustain my bass synth and whenever I’m looking for lead sounds I opt for Sawer. Practice makes perfect, so my tip for anyone having interest in music production will be to get familiar with as many FL Studio features as possible.

Is there anything else you would like to tell us?

I’d like to give a big shout out to FL Studio because it has changed many lives, mine included.

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