Saturday, August 05, 2017

TEDxPeckham | Finding Truth In My Roots - Maleek Berry

Maleek Berry has had exponential success as a producer and musician, and his talk is about the parts of his journey that you may not know about.
Born in the heart of South London, Maleek Berry – real name Maleek Shoyebi – grew up listening to some of the biggest names in R'n'B from Tevin Campbell, Boyz II Men, Jodeci and of course the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson. He knew deep down that his true calling was – music.

Being the creative soul that he is, he wanted to spread his wings to the Motherland. In the summer of 2011 he flew out to Nigeria for a family holiday, but managed to take advantage of this trip and make great connections that would later change his status to an international producer. Through his good friend and artist Davido, Berry was able to spark relationships with artists such as Wizkid, Naeto C and Wande Coal – all of whom he is currently working on records for.
October 2015 marked a major shift in Maleek Berry’s career as he took center stage this time with his first official solo release as an Artist entitled “For My People” featuring UK Rap artist Sneakbo. In April 2016, Maleek released the self-produced smash hit “Kontrol” which went viral on the internet.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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