Maleek Shoyebi – Maleek Berry is a Record producer, Audio engineer and Recording artist. He was born on August 11, 1987 in South London, United Kingdom. He had his primary and secondary school in London, he also has a degree in Computer Science.
Music Career Start
Maleek Berry started his music career at the age of 14, he formed a music group in church with two of his friends, they tried their hands on little pre-production setups by the popular music production software – Fruity Loops. He and his friends were writing and performing at the age 14 and 15, the group later broke up when they were 16. Before 2009 ,he had learned to play and master the piano through sounds. In 2009, he met the UK rapper, IKES in North London and they began to work together. Since producing for IKES, he has also worked with other celebrated UK pop artists such as S.A.S, Bigz, Scorcher, and some others.
Music Career In Nigeria
He produced his first song for a Nigerian artist in 2011; he produced Sauce Kid’s ‘Carolina’ which he featured Davido, the song became one of the greatest hit of the year . In 2012, he produced Wande Coal’s hit single, ‘Wanted’ which got huge massive play. He produced another hit for Wizkid in 2013,which was titled ‘The Matter’ and he also signed into Wizkid’s Starboy Entertainment as an in house Producer. He was nominated for the ‘Music Producer Of the Year’ category in the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. He produced ‘Baby Hello’ single by Wande Coal where he was featured in the Video. He produced another hit for Wizkid which was titled ‘Amin’. He released his first official single ‘For my People’ in October 2015 where he featured UK rap artist, Sneakbo, this brought him out to the public as an artist also. In 2017, he was nominated for the ‘Best Male Act’ and the ‘Best African Act’ category at the MOBO Awards. He released another hit song in 2017 which he titled ‘Been Calling’. When asked in an interview with The Guardian why he started singing so late, he revealed that he was scared at first, wondering what people would say and how they would react. He has his Record label called ‘Berry’s Room’. He gained more than 100,000 views on YouTube in the first week of his hit song ‘Kontrol’ which was directed by Meji Alabi.
Awards and Nominations
He won the:
- ‘Music Producer of the Year at 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
- ‘Best New Act’ and the ‘Best Pop’ at the Sound City MVP Awards 2018.
He was also nominated for the:
- Music Producer of the Year and the Best Male Act in the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment
- Best African Act at the 2017 MOBO Awards.
Maleek Berry is currently single
Heb currently has no corporate endorsements at the moment.
Maleek Berry Net Worth
Maleek Berry is worth an estimated 1.8 million US Dollars and is in the league of richest entertainers in Nigeria.