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Malika  Writer/Topliner/Vocalist

Malika Ferguson (known mononymously as Malika, previously Meleka) is a brand new Z Management client! As a writer and topliner, Malika is eager to contribute her talents to other artists' projects, with stylistic preferences ranging from pop to soul and R&B. Malika is also an accomplished singer, lending not only her writing skills but vocal talents to numerous projects, including hits by Nathan Dawe, "Cheating" (61m streams) and "Flowers" (91m streams). The latter peaked at #12 on the UK singles chart and is a Platinum seller. Malika was signed to Ultra publishing. The partnership was fruitful and has since seen her co-write and contribute vocals to releases with esteemed artists such Snakehips (the track "Falling" - 10m streams). "Falling" sits on the EP "Money On Me" alongside artists such as Anderson .Paak. Other collaborations include Michael Calfan ("Got You" - 13m streams), Sam Feldt ("Hungry Eyes" - 12m streams), Redlight, Riton, Punctual and Crazy Cousinz.

Malika's musical breakthrough came when she won the MTV competition Hugo Urban Rules. This led to the release of her debut single, "Go," which received multiple remixes from Tinie Tempah and Crazy Cousinz. It was the latter mix that propelled "Go" to the height of its popularity (6.5m streams) and firmly established Malika as a rising star. Subsequently, her talent caught the attention of iconic dance act Basement Jaxx. She guested on the title track of their album "Scars", a collaboration with both Kelis and Chip. This marked a significant turning point in Malika's career, as she began to focus on writing and collaborating with and for others. Malika has been a part of sessions for the likes of Rita Ora (who has cut a vocal to one of Malika's songs), Ella Eyre, Alexandra Burke and more. Other notable collaborations include Loxe (Nao), KZ (Stormzy, Kojey Radical) and SG Lewis.

With a microphone and a home setup, Malika can create rough demos but she thrives in the studio environment, working closely with producers to bring the vision of the artists they are working with to life. Her most successful cuts often come from sessions with artists in the room. As she continues to evolve, drawing inspiration from her rich musical upbringing and experiences, Malika is always open to exploring new writing opportunities and creative avenues.

Malika is based in North London.

Productions and Mixes

MalikaGo (Now It’s Over Boy) (Original + Crazy Cousins Remix) (single)Co-written, artist, vocalist
Songs About C (EP)Co-written, artist, vocalist
I Live (single)Co-written, artist, vocalist
Run (single)Co-written, artist, vocalist
Put It On Me (single)Co-written, artist, vocalist
Tension (EP)Co-written, artist, vocalist
Stranger Things (single)Co-written, artist, vocalist
Better As Friends (single)Co-written, artist, vocalist
The Difference Between Us (single)Co-written, artist, vocalist
Nathan DaweFlowers (featuring Malika & Jaykae) (single)Co-written, vocalist#12 (Platinum)
Cheatin’ (featuring Malika) (single)Co-written, vocalist
SnakehipsFalling (featuring Malika) (single)Co-written, vocalist
Right Now (single)Backing vocals
All-Stars IntroBacking vocals
Michael CalfanGot YouCo-written, vocalist
DM Me (single)Co-written, vocalist
Sam FeldtBeen A While (EP)Co-written, vocalist
Hungry Eyes (featuring Melika)Co-written, vocalist
RedlightSwitch It Off (single)Vocalist
Basement JaxxScars (album)Co-written, vocalist
Junto (album)Co-written, vocalist
We Are Not Alone (featuring Malika) (song)Co-written, vocalist
RitonInside My Head (single)Co-written, vocalist
KokiriOther Side Of Love (single)Co-written, vocalist
KORRES & Moss KenaLet’s Get Naked (single)Co-written
PunctualDon’t Take It Personal (single)Vocalist
Addicted To You (single)Vocalist
SwalesHigher (Call My Name) (featuring Ruth Anne) (single)Backing vocals
Crazy CousinzNo Apologies (featuring Mila Falls) (single)Co-written
MickeyHarlem (featuring Malika) (single)Co-written, vocalist
Louis IIIFever Thoughts (single)Co-written, backing vocals
K KokePure Koke Vol. 2 (Mixtape)Co-written, vocalist
Machines Don’t CareBeat Dun Drop (single)Co-written, vocalist
Incoming (EP)Co-written, vocalist
Take Me Away (featuring Meleka)Co-written, vocalist
LoadstarFuture Perfect (album)Co-written, vocalist
Chris LakeNothing Better (with Chris Lorenzo featuring Malika) (single)Co-written, vocalist
essessTrust In Me (featuring Malika) (single)Vocalist
WaywardFuture Perfect (album)Co-written, vocalist
BaileCo-written, vocalist
FelonThe Feeling (single)Co-written, vocalist
Martin IkinI’ll Be (single)Co-written, vocalist
Malika - Go (Now It’s Over Boy)Malika - Songs About CMalika - I LiveMalika - RunMalika - Put It On MeMalika - TensionMalika - Stranger ThingsMalika - Better As FriendsMalika - The Difference Between UsNathan Dawe - FlowersNathan Dawe - Cheatin’Snakehips - FallingSnakehips - Right NowSnakehips - All-Stars IntroMichael Calfan - Got YouMichael Calfan - DM MeSam Feldt - Been A WhileSam Feldt - Hungry EyesRedlight - Switch It OffBasement Jaxx - ScarsBasement Jaxx - JuntoRiton - Inside My HeadKokiri - Other Side Of LoveKORRES &  Moss Kena - Let’s Get NakedPunctual - Don’t Take It PersonalPunctual - Addicted To YouSwales - Higher (Call My Name)Crazy Cousinz - No Apologies Mickey - HarlemLouis III - Fever ThoughtsK Koke - Pure Koke Vol. 2Machines Don’t Care - Beat Dun DropMachines  Don’t Care - IncomingLoadstar - Future PerfectChris Lake - Nothing Betteressess - Trust In MeFelon - The FeelingMartin Ikin - I’ll Be