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Maleek Berry Takes 'Kontrol' of the Dance Floor With This New Jam

Maleek Berry's latest single "Kontrol," released on his 29th birthday, is the perfect song as summer slowly unwinds.

Maleek Berry's found us the perfect song as summer slowly unwinds.


His music video for the newly released single "Kontrol" was dropped to mark his 29th birthday.

The Nigerian producer and artist's new track plays like a future hit, and its video finds Berry clad in Hawaiian print shirts, aviators and pastel pop-ups.

Directed by Meji Alabi, the visuals are bright and colorful, featuring gorgeous dancers popping moves to the "Kontrol" beat.

The StarBoy Entertainment signee is slowly stepping away from his production career to star in front of the camera.

His past projects include collaborations with "Young Pablo" himself Wizkid and a dancehall jam with Mazi Chukz.

For now, be sure to check out "Kontrol" above.

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