Maleke Moye Idowu is a popular Nigerian comedian, actor and writer. He was also a former Executive Director to Edo State Governor on Entertainment matter and Chairman, Performing Musician Employers Association of Nigeria, Edo State chapter.
He was born on February 14, 1979 in Benin City, Edo State.
Maleke attended Oguola primary school and Edokpolor Grammar school both in Benin City, Edo State respectively.
He later studied Business Administration at Auchi Polytechnic, in Edo State.
Maleke began his career in comedy professionally, dated back to his first performance at the Nite of 1000 Laughs show, organized by Opa Williams.
He has since made a big name for himself in the comedy business in Nigeria performing with top key players in the industry like I Go Dye, Basketmouth, Ali Baba, Igosave, gandoki, Okey Bakassey, Julius Agwu, Mike Ogbolosinger and many others.
Maleke is very creative, skillful and hilariously gifted in making people laugh to forget their challenges momentarily with his witty and wise sayings.
The highly creative and talented Nigerian comedian has a good look which easily wins for women and men alike. His comedy skits revolve around social, economic and political issues, which are widely viewed globally.
Aside comedy, Maleke doubles as a musician with good number of hit songs to his credit.
His debut album titled ‘Small Small’ with seven tracks in it was released in 2007.
Maleke also came up with hit tracks, Mini Mini Wana Wana which was released in 2007. The song is still trending till date.
In early 2015, Maleke released a hit single he titled Cheeta Dance. Other songs so far released include:
• By Two
• No Bother
• Wedding Day
• 911 among many others.
Awards and Nominations
Maleke has in the course of his career earned several awards and nominations notably as:
• EAAN AWARDS 2013
• Special Recognition Award 2013
• Award of Excellence 2014
• South South Music Award 2013
• Nigeria Fashion Recognition 2014
• Ehiglad Entertainment Awards 2013
• Niger Delta Universities Awards and still counting.
Maleke is happily married to the love of his life, Cynthia on Saturday November 1st in Benin.
As would be expected, Maleke joined the league of many married top comedians in an event that had in attendance his colleagues and entertainment friends including I Go Die, I Go Save, Buchi, Gordons, Ogus Baba, Daddy Showkey, Faze, and many others. Former Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole and other Edo state government dignitaries were also at the wedding.
Maleke is one of the richest and most influential comedians and musicians in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of about $700,000 dollars.