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XOkayAfrica: Maleek Berry Takes 'Kontrol' In Our New York Office

Afrobeats hitmaker, Maleek Berry, stopped by OkayAfrica HQ in NYC. See the exclusive photos.

We get a lot of drop-ins at the OkayAfrica offices.


Any given day, you’re liable to see an afrobeats star, buzzing actor, fashion it-girl, or underground artist stopping by our Brooklyn headquarters to say what’s up and scope out our multipurpose gallery, OkaySpace.

In our new series XOkayAfrica, we’ll be capturing those visits through exclusive photos.

NEW YORK CITY—Maleek Berry already had us with his infectious afrobeat tunes on Last Daze of Summer , as well as with his pulsating production on tracks for artists like Wizkid and  Yemi Alade. But when he dropped by OkayAfrica Headquarters a few months back, we became even bigger fans of the Nigerian hitmaker.

Berry came through this past Valentine's Day and showed our staff some major love.

During his visit, we chatted with him live on Facebook, about his upcoming projects and more. Since then, the musician released the sultry song and video for "4 Me," and we can't wait to hear what he drops next.

For now, take a look below at our exclusive photos from Maleek Berry's visit, shot by Ginny Suss.

Maleek Berry at OkayAfrica. Photo by Ginny Suss.

Maleek Berry at OkayAfrica. Photo by Ginny Suss.

Maleek Berry at OkayAfrica. Photo by Ginny Suss.

Maleek Berry at OkayAfrica. Photo by Ginny Suss.

Maleek Berry at OkayAfrica. Photo by Ginny Suss.

Maleek Berry at OkayAfrica. Photo by Ginny Suss.

Maleek Berry at OkayAfrica. Photo by Ginny Suss.

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