Maleek Berry – ‘Sisi Maria’
Two months ago, The Nigerian musical star Maleek Berry released his solid second EP, First Daze Of Winter. Since then, he’s dropped the video for “Pon My Mind” and featured on a couple tracks, but we’ve really just been waiting for him to drop the visuals for the EP’s best song, “Sisi Maria”. Well, he finally came through.
Excellently produced by Maleek Berry himself, “Sisi Maria” finds the producer-turned-artist doing what he does best: wrapping up a deceptively mushy love song in a ridiculously catchy beat. Honestly, it’s impossible to hear this song without at least tapping your feet.
On the track, Maleek is asking a beautiful woman to let him love her. Like the cheesy romantic he’s proven to be on his past songs, he’s already planning their marriage and picturing their kids (“E be you wey I wan marry/ Na so, na so/ Na my pikin wey you go carry”).
As for the video, Maleek didn’t work with his frequent collaborator, Meji Alabi, and it shows. While Maleek’s visuals typically stand out for being creatively ambitious, this Unlimited LA-directed clip is bogged down by far too many music video cliches the ankara bikinis, in particular, are really tired.