Music is my childhood passion, Boy Maliq
An up-and-coming artist, Ahmed Malik, known as Boy Maliq, began his career while he was in primary school, showcasing his talent during end-of-the-year parties.
Maliq, who has released ‘Craziest Love’, ‘Bad Belle’, and ‘2023’, all produced by JayFred, said that in primary school he used to perform his version of other artist songs. He is currently working on his EP, which will be released soon.
I started with ‘Omo Abule Sowo’ by Olamide. What inspired me was the motivation I received from other people. They encouraged me to sing and said I was good.”
Born on August 8, 2003, Boy Maliq is a native of Benue State who grew up in Ikorodu, Lagos. His passion for excellence has driven him to release some songs that he hopes will win him significant awards in the future.
He has collaborated with DJ Tony, Bhadboi OML, Damo K, and Yakiss. His interest is to work with artists such as, Fireboy DML, Lyta, Ykb, Olamide, Omah Lay, Wande Coal, and Victony, when the opportunity avails itself.
Spreaking about his record label he said, “I have worked with Jayfred, and it has been a positive experience so far. Additionally, we did a podcast; JayFred, OML, Henry Adams, and I. My director, Vhee, has been supportive. Working with Obafunshy Records has been incredible so far.
“My label brings out the best in me. I am contemplating adding acting to my brand if it’s possible, as I recently had the opportunity to act in a movie titled ‘Within Our Space,’ produced by Cinemedia, a sister company to Obafunshy Records. The first episode of the movie was recently filmed.
“I found the experience of acting intriguing, and I approached it with ease; I hope you’ll have the chance to witness more of my performances in the upcoming episodes.
Since joining Obafunshy Records, I’ve also had the fortunate opportunity to connect with prominent artists and producers within the industry.”
Boy Maliq may be young in the industry, but he possesses a burning desire to succeed. He is confident he will achieve his goals.
By sharing his ‘freestyle’ performances online, he has managed to amass several followers. He said that music motivates him and makes him feel like he can conquer the world. Moreover, he perceives it as a spiritual connection and attributes it to his thriving career.
Alongside the backing of his family and friends, Boy Maliq owes his presence in the industry to the role played by his record label, Obafunshy Records. The young artist said he has had a fantastic experience with his boss and will continue to work hard without relenting.
He hopes to receive esteemed awards such as the Headies, BET, and the popular Grammy Awards in the years to come.
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