“One Life” ft. WizKid – Maleek Berry
Of late I have been obsessed with identifying the producers behind the hottest music coming out of our continent. So far I have managed to unearth quite a lot of young talented producers like Tweezy but I have also discovered some veterans of the game as well. One such producer is Nigeria’s Maleek Berry who recently released a brand new single with WizKid titled “One Life”.
According to Berry’s website, he was actually born in the heart of South London and grew up listening to the likes of Tevin Campbell, Jodeci and Michael Jackson. Berry started producing at 14 and developed over the years, learning how to play the piano in the process. In the summer of 2011 he flew to Nigeria for a family holiday where he met Wizkid, Davido and other prominent artists whom he started working with. Today he is signed with WizKid’s Starboy Entertainment and has become a household name in the Afro-Beat music industry.
Maleek Berry’s music has a maturity to it that I love, and I think a big part of that comes from the live elements that are characteristic of his productions. It’s the kind of afro-beat music you WANT to hear performed live by a full band! Do keep an eye on this super producer and expect big records to be released in the near future.