[ma-leək sha-heed] – Proper noun // Nom Propre
n. a Host, Reporter, Celebrity Interviewer, Event producer, Youth and Community Advocate
adj. Versatile, Go-getter, Reliable, Hype creator
n.Un animateur, Journaliste, Interviewer de célébrités, Producteur d’événements, Défenseur de la jeunesse et de la communauté
adj. Versatile, Homme d’action, Fiable, Promoteur
Malik Shaheed is an accomplished Media personality and entrepreneur who has interview the likes of Kanye West, Pink , Beyoncé , Eminem , 50cent, Jay Z and many more . He is as a former MusiquePlus VJ, that has also worked on City TV , CJAD radio and Bell Fibe TV .
Born & raised in Little Burgundy, in an unstable low income environment, is where he honed his street smarts and learned to be an entrepreneur. His entrepreneurship started at the age of 14yrs old when he opened up his own barbershop in his basement. From that moment on he understood the importance of being independent and running your own business. This enable him do Freelance Marketing & Production of Concerts, Music Tours, Specialty events, which went hand in hand with his media work.
His motto is all about being Versatile, being a go getter and a multitasker. He says ‘ today is all about your hustle, building solid partnerships, your network and being reliable. It takes more than talent to succeed in today’s competitive market. Entrepreneurship is the Future, don’t sleep on it people!
Malik has been awarded The YMCA Peace award, Montreal Community Cares award, Canadian Urban Music Award and Desta Community Impact award.
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Malik Shaheed’s passion for helping the community began when he was a member of the Student Council in highschool. Here, he was involved in the yearly Talent Show where students around school were giving time in the spotlight to showcase their various talents. This type of organization continued at college, where Shaheed was a founding member of the International Black Students Association. This association’s first rap show set the tone for the various CEGEP Rap shows that followed it across Montréal.
During college, Shaheed’s love for giving back to the community was apparent when he worked as a part time animator for the YMCA of Pointe-Saint-Charles where he organized youth activities for kids from Pointe-Saint Charles, Little Burgundy, Verdun and Lasalle. He also played a vital role in the success of the first ever Little Burgundy Youth Business Co-op, which benefited the children of Little Burgundy by teaching them entrepreneurial skills at a young age.