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Nigerian producer & Artist Rexxie talks Instagram battle with Kel P on Africa Now Radio With Cuppy

Nigerian producer and artist Rexxie is this week’s cover star, and joins Cuppy via FaceTime on Apple Music 1 to talk his Instagram battle with Kel P.

He also talks about creating the Zanku sound, and why producers are only now getting the recognition they deserve. 

Rexxie on his Instagram Live battle with Kel P

Rexxie: “The battle, it was just a fun vibe. We were just trying to drop hits we’ve dropped past times. It was nice, but I beat him, yeah.”

Cuppy: “Oh, oh, oh, wait, wait, wait, you won Kel P-“

Rexxie: “I won.”

Cuppy: “Versus Rexxie? You won? How do you know you won?”

Rexxie: “It’s too much, ‘Opor,’ too many hits.”

Cuppy: “ ‘Opor!’ “

Listen HERE

Rexxie on producers now realising the need for recognition

Cuppy:  “I’ve always felt like producers and DJs, we were always behind the scenes. I mean, for you as a Nigerian artist, do you agree that it’s only now we’re getting the recognition we deserve?”

Rexxie: “I believe it’s only now we are realizing that we deserve the recognition.”

Cuppy: “Mmm. So for you, it’s important to value yourself.”

Rexxie: “Yes. Sure.”

Listen HERE.

Rexxie on the Zanku sound

Cuppy: “Some people call you the originator of the Zanku sound. Is that true?”

Rexxie: “Oh, yeah.”

Cuppy: “You’re like, ‘Yes!’ So, if you could describe Zanku to my listeners, how would you describe it?”

Rexxie: “Zanku as a sound is, Zanku is like that fresh, African, street music that’s always going to make you move your legs.”

Cuppy: “Mm. Okay, so yeah. Because that’s why we associate Zanku with Leg Work.”

Rexxie: “Mm-hmm (affirmative).”

Listen HERE.

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