maleek berry, Pon My Mind

Video: Maleek Berry – Pon My Mind [+ BBC Live Lounge performance]

In Afrobeats, Dancehall by Nick Russell

One of our favourite vocalists over the past year is Maleek Berry, the UK born Nigerian raised singer, who’s been MOBO nominated, and named by The Guardian as an artist to watch for 2018 – two powerful nods!

Taken from the new EP, which he wrote and produced, Pon My Mind is a fuses Maleek’s R&B, African, reggae and hip-hop influences and is so infectious it’s hard to listen to just once! He also performed the song on BBC’s Live Lounge, which you can watch below the main video.

Speaking on the EP, Berry describe’s how it is “pretty much me wearing my heart on my sleeve and being more vulnerable in songs but at the same time I wanted to make the songs more danceable”.

‘First Daze of Winter’ track-list – 


  1. ‘Been Calling’
  2. ‘Pon My Mind’
  3. ‘Own It’
  4. ‘Sisi Maria’
  5. ‘What If’
  6. ‘Pulling Me Back’