How Maleek Berry Turned From Music Producer To Performing Artist

maleek-berryMaleek Soyebi, Popularly known as Maleek Berry, is a British born, Nigerian record producer, whose break into the Nigerian music circle
came in 2013 with his collaboration with Wizkid on the track ‘the matter’.

A graduate of computer sciences, Maleek’s early contact with music came from listening to classics from the likes of Michael Jackson.

Speaking of his early years in music, he told Channels Television that although he had always loved and practiced music, he took it a notch higher by creating a rap group in his local church.

This later inspired his introduction into music production.

“I started teaching myself how to produce and I was the one producing the music for the group, writing the hooks and that’s how I just fell in love with production”.

According to him, everyone in his family always knew he would go into music one day, although they insisted he must conclude his University education, before going ahead to pursue a music career.

Speaking of artists he has worked with, Maleek said he met with Davido in 2010 when the pop singer was still up and coming.

“That was the early stage of me attempting to make afro beats.”

Having worked with the likes of Wande Coal among others, Maleek’s brand has so far grown to become a household name in Nigerian music.

In 2016, he released an extended play body of work titled ‘the last days of summer’, clearly introducing himself as a performing artist.

TheĀ EP, puts together a couple of impressive singles including ‘Control and ‘Eko Maima’.

The 29 year old, however explained that when it comes to production, he still always knows how to take off his artist hat.

“When I’m a producer, I like to see myself as a servant. I take away the pride because it’s all about the artist and its all about helping the artist become a bigger star than they already are,” Maleek said.

Maleek Berry, General Pype Drop New Videos

general pypeProducer and singer, Maleek Berry has dropped a music video collaboration with UK rapper, Sneakbo.

The new release titled ‘For My People’ was imagined by Meji Alabi.

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Dancehall singer, General Pype, who is currently working on a new album, has also released a video for his song, ‘Lovers Rock’.

The video was shot in different parts of Lagos and was directed by Patrick Elis.

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Coffee Drops ‘Wata Gbemu’ Video, Features Wande Coal

coffeeThe British-Nigerian soul and afro-pop singer, Coffee, drops a new summer video titled “Wata Gbemu,” which translates to “That Beard” in Hausa.

The track also features R$B singer, Wande Coal.

The visual for the Josh Beatz-produced track was directed by Edith Nwekenta with cameo appearance by Maleek Berry.

 

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Wande Coal’s Second Album On The Way…

Wande CoalSeven years after his debut album, former Mo’Hits and Mavin singer, Wande Coal is set to release his sophomore album.

The singer whose debut, Mushin to Mo’hits, recorded comercial and critical success, is now running solo for his second album after having to deal with management issues on his former record label.

According to reports, his yet to be titled album will feature collaborations with Skuki, Phyno, Burna Boy and others with enlisted producers including Sarz, Shizzi and Maleek Berry.