Maleek Shoyebi (born August 11, 1987), who is known by the moniker Maleek Berry, is a British-Nigerian music producer and recording artist.
Ever since he joined the industry in 2012, he has grown into one of the finest producers in the country, collaborating with many Afrobeats stars to releases hit songs.
He is the brain behind the popular songs, Kontrol, Eko Miami, Pon My Mind, Sisi Maria, and Bend It.
Maleek Berry is a 34 years old star, affiliated with Star Boy Entertainment and owns an independent label named, Berry’s Room.
Nigerian record producer
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Maleek Shoyebi|
|Stage Name:||Maleek Berry|
|Born:||11 August 1987 (age 34 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||South London, United Kingdom|
|State Of Origin:||Lagos State|
|Girlfriend • Wife:||Married|
|Occupation:||Record Proucer • Musician|
Maleek Berry was born to Nigerian parents, Mr. and Mrs. Shoyebi, on the 11th Of August 1987 in a public hospital in London. Because he was born in the United Kingdom, he earned citizenship in the country.
Maleek Berry‘s parents were of the Muslim faith and hailed from southwest Nigeria. He spent his formative years in the United Kingdom, visiting Nigeria once in a while. During such visits, he would spend his time at his grandparents’ and interacting with his cousins.
Growing up in London exposed Maleek Berry to a rich music culture comprising of songs by American acts, British artists, and African singers. He quickly developed an interest in the craft and chose to make music. First, however, he decided to go into sound production.
With the support of his parents, he bought some music production equipment and started teaching himself how to produce beats. In a couple of years, he mastered the craft and made beats for upcoming singers in the city.
Maleek Berry had always been passionate about working in the Nigerian music industry. So, after graduating from the university, he decided to move back to Nigeria and contribute his part to the industry’s growth.
On his return to Nigeria, Maleek Berry became acquainted with Banky W and the artists under E.M.E (Empire Music Entertainment) label.
Impressed by Maleek Berry‘s creative ability, Banky W linked him up with Wizkid so they could make good music. As a result, he broke into the spotlight after producing the beat of Wizkid‘s hit song, Azonto. The song, which received massive airplay in radio stations and was a club banger, brought in more production gigs for Maleek Berry.
Maleek Berry is also a successful recording artist, releasing songs such as Kontrol, For My People, One Life, Feel Me, New Bounce, Love You, The Matter, Bend It, Been Calling, 4 Me, Pon My Mind, Sisi Maria, amongst others.
Some of Maleek Berry‘s production credits are Carolina, Video, Enter The Centre, For You, The Warrior, My Way, Just Say Go, Faith, Shine, Plan B, All For You, Finito, Baby Hello, Murder, Amin, Nonso, Ati De, African Lady, Kpono, Walahi, and Phantom.
Maleek Berry have worked with music big dawgs such as Wizkid, Davido, Banky W, Runtown, BOJ, Wande Coal, Angel, Seyi Shay, Iyanya, Sauce Kid, and D’Prince.
Awards and Nominations
In 2014, Maleek Berry was nominated for Music Producer Of The Year at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
While he received two nominations at the 2017 MOBO Awards: Best Male Act and Best African Act.
Maleek Berry is a popular face on Instagram with over 1.1 million followers. He also has thousands of followers on Twitter.
- Instagram handle – @maleekberry
- Twitter handle – @maleekberry
Maleek Berry shuttles between the United Kingdom and Lagos.
He has properties in both cities. When in Lagos, he resides in his Lekki apartment.
He owns a fleet of exotic cars. He is one of the most successful producers in the country.
Maleek Berry is one of the few artists who has managed to stay clear of controversies. Though he is a public figure, he keeps a private life and maintains a low profile.
Due to this, it is not clear whether he is in a serious relationship, has a girlfriend, wife or not.
The talented Nigerian but British-born artist, Maleek Berry‘s net worth is estimated to be worth $800,000-1,000,000.