Behind the Scenes of Wizkid x Femi Kuti's 'Jaiye Jaiye'

Video of Wizkid and Femi Kuti in the studio recording "Jaiye Jaiye"

Wizkid and Femi Kuti's Nigerian pop-meets-afrobeat banger "Jaiye Jaiye" has been getting heavy plays and audience love since it dropped recently. For those of you, like us, who were stumped as to how these two Naija powerhouses got together in the first place here's a behind-the-scenes video of Wizkid and Femi and the studio recording the track and divulging as to how this collaboration came about. Watch Wizkid and Femi Kuti's behind-the-scenes video for "Jaiye Jaiye" below.

Xplosive's version of pop music takes the musical and technical chops he earned while producing boom bap, trap, Afrobeats and other styles, squeezing the best out of those skills and making something that can appeal to the masses.

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It is difficult to place the producer/sound engineer Xplosive DJ when he talks. His tempered drawl could be from any East African country. His slang is distinctly Joburg, but a typically hood phrase falls out of his mouth before a suburbanism when he speaks. His accent fuses English, Arabic and Nubian intonations.

Xplosive DJ's recently released five-track debut project, Plan B, was produced and recorded over four years and makes the producer behind it even more difficult to locate, geographically and musically.

Born Ahmed Khaled Dahab in the Congo, raised in Sudan and living in South Africa since 2007, Xplosive grew up in a home where all four compass points of African music were familiar. He was drawn to reggae, hip-hop and dancehall on street sound systems as he grew up to develop his own musical taste.

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