Just after the runaway global success of his ‘Last Daze of Summer’ EP, spawning the global hit sexy ‘Kontrol’, track which has amassed more than 46 million streams in less than a year. British-born Nigerian artist and producer Maleek Berry returned with a bang last month and the release of his new track, Been Calling.
The video for the track was shot in Cape Town, South Africa and directed by Meji Alabi for JM Films (Seyi Shay, Asa, Complex), The Afrobeat pop star took things to higher heights.
Written and produced by Berry, the vibrant, summer-ready tune premiered on Julie Adenuga’s Beats 1 show last month and reached number four on Billboard’s Twitter Emerging Artists Chart just days after its release.
This latest single provides a taster of more new music to come this year which Berry performed at his highly anticipated, sold-out headline show at London’s Scala last month – including the new track Bend It which he released after its debut at the gig – and is set to take to his just announced slot at Philadelphia’s Made in America festival in September and Encore Festival Amsterdam, which takes place next week.
Been Calling showcases Berry’s unique and addictive sounds which sublimely fuse R&B, African, reggae and hip-hop influences and have led to collaborations with the likes of Wale, Wizkid, Davido, Runtown and Iyanya.
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