Maleek Berry
Maleek Berry

Maleek Berry

About Maleek Berry

British-Nigerian Afropop singer Maleek Berry got his start producing tracks for such artists as Wande Coal and Wizkid before releasing his own material.

∙ Berry’s futuristic 2016 single “On Fire” helped to popularize Afrotrap, a style that combines dancehall’s lyrical flirtiness with grime’s rhythms and occasional Afrobeat guitars and horns.
∙ The video for his urbane breakthrough hit, 2016’s “Kontrol,” has been viewed more than 90 million times.
∙ In 2016, Berry contributed a guest mix to FADER World Radio on Beats 1.
∙ At the 2017 MOBO Awards, which spotlight achievements in music of Black origin, he was nominated for Best Male Act and Best African Act.
Isolation Room, the 2020 EP that he recorded while quarantining, features the laidback track “Balance”—his first work with Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage (Beyoncé, Fantasia).

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