Mayorkun Biography: Who Is Mayorkun ?
Born on the 8th of April 1994 mayorkun is a popular Nigerian singer and song writer. Real names Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel, Mayorkun was born in Osun State, Nigeria to parents mr and Mrs Adewale. He rose to fame when he released the song “Eleko” which broke a record, being one of the fastest songs to ever reach 1 million views within a week, a very extraordinary feat especially considering the fact that he was a rookie just coming into the industry.
He is among the artists currently signed to record label DMW (Davido Music World-Wide).
Mayorkun Biography: Family, Early Life & Education
Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel popularly called mayorkun was born to a talented family with his father a professional musician, actor & director while his mother (toyin adewale) is a very popular Nigerian Yoruba actress. Even his uncle is a musician, which means he was born to do music whether he knew it or not. Mayorkun has two younger siblings (A boy and a girl).
He attended and completed his primary and secondary school education at Living Spring Montessori and Hi Grade College before going on to further at the university of Lagos where he obtained a degree in Accounting, graduating at the young age
Mayorkun Biography: The beginning ( Switching to Music )
On graduating from the university, Mayorkun began working at bank and was making good money. He was however not satisfied as he always felt he belonged in the world of music. After a while he decided to quit working in the bank and face music. He approached his dad with his decision knowing that his dad would understand as he was already a musician. On hearing what he had to say, mayorkun’s father gave him the go ahead and his blessings, but there was a huge problem and that was his mother. Yes the very popular Yoruba actress toyin Adewale was initially against the idea of her son resigning from the bank to go and pursue music were he was not even sure of succeeding, reciting a parable that “a bird in hand is worth more than millions in the forest”.
Time passed and Mrs adewale remained adamant about her son quitting a bank Job for music and would not bulge until one faithful day she witnessed a voice call from popular Nigerian afro-beats artist Davido (who was already making waves all around the country) to her son mayorkun telling him how incredible he is and what he could become. After witnessing the conversation between the two, she said in her exact words, “wow this is big, maybe you should give it a trial”. Finally, with his mother also in support mayorkun agreed to sign a deal with HKN.
Mayorkun Biography: Music Career and Fame
Prior to getting a call from his mother a sequence of events had happened so we decided to narrate them here as we talk about his music career.
Before he got the call from Davido in his’ mothers presence, Mayorkun had earlier recorded a song with his cousin’s piano towards the end of December, 2015, sharing it on social media ln January 2016.
Davido somehow got wind of the song on the 1st of February and loved it. This made Davido follow mayorkun on Twitter, sending him a direct message as he was eager to know the person behind the song. Davido was so intrigued and interested in mayorkun that he followed him on Instagram asking him if he can do a lot more than just playing the keyboard. He then sent Davido some of the songs he had done. Davido heard one of the ones mayorkun did while he was still in schools and immediately told mayorkun, ‘guy I am signing you on’.
Davido later requested to speak with him personally and after having A conversation with mayorkun, he signed him to his Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) formally known as HKN Gång Label.
After completing the signing of his recording contract with the label, Mayorkun then went on to release his first official single, “Eleko” under the “imprint of Davido Music Worldwide” (DMW). The was immediately accepted by fans and even critics with the song setting a record on Youtube when it crossed 1,000,000 views within 10 days of its release making the song one of the fastest debut music video to hit 1million views on the video portal. Even though the record has since be broken it is worth noting that it was the first to cross the milestone.
Mayorkun Biography: Net Worth
Mayorkun has a Net Worth of around $300,000 dollars
Mayorkun Biography: Awards
Mayorkun has released lots of hit songs earning praise from fans and even critics. He has won several awards so far including;
- The Headies Award for Next Rated 2018.
- Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best New Act of the Year 2017.
- City People Music Award for Best Music Cover of the Year (Indigenous) 2017 · Tonight
- City People Music Award for Most Promising Act of the Year 2016.
- Nigerian Teen Choice Award for Choice New Song of the Year 2016 · Eleko
- City People Music Award for Music Artist of the Year (Male) 2018
Mayorkun Biography : Songs
Back 2 Back
Tonight (Nonso Amadi Cover)
Love You Tire (feat. Mr Eazi)
Prayer (feat. Davido & Mayorkun)
Bobo (feat davido)