Mayorkun is a Nigerian Singer and Songwriter with many accolades and awards received. He is popularly known for his hit single “Mama”
Mayorkun whole full name is Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel originally hails from Osun State but is based in Lagos. He was born on the 5th of April in 1984 in Osun State. Mayorkun is said to have done his primary and secondary education in Lagos as well as his tertiary education in UNILAG.
Music is central to the Adewale’s family; therefore it is not surprising that he sought to take that step after his father who is an actor and director. His mum is also a well-known actress.
Mayorkun began his music career back in school but did give his studies more time and concentration. At graduation, he went on to work at a bank before coming into the music industry.
His Father is one of his highest supporters who urged him to quit the banking job and seek after his dream. In 2012, Mayorkun sought after his father’s advice and released his first single “ butty babe” which gained not much in popularity.
In 2013, he also released another hit single “GBO” which received more awareness than the first one. Some years later in 2016, he published a 14 seconds YouTube Video in which he redid a cover of a song released at the time by a favorite artist, Davido.
This cover caught the attention of Davido and earned him a recording contract with Davido’s record label “ HKN gang label.” Since then, Mayorkun has been able to gain a dominant position in the music industry with a lot of albums and collaborations with many famous artists such as Olamide, Tuface, Brymo, Pasuma, King Sunny Ade (KSA) and of course Davido.
His first official single upon his contract with HKN gang label was “Eleko”; and gained him an impressive entrance with well over one million views in ten days on YouTube.
In 2017, Mayorkun released yet another hit single that gained him more popularity across Nigeria and the African Nation at large. This hit single “Mama” was a success right from its entrance into the market.
Many other music singles have been released since them making him a formidable force in the Entertainment Industry.
- In 2016, Mayorkun received awards for “Most Promising Act of the Year”; “ Choice Song of the Year”; “ Best New Talent” by City People Entertainment Awards.
- Also in 2016, he received an award for the “ Rookie of the Year” by the Headies 2016 Awards.
Mayorkun is currently estimated to be worth well over $120,000