Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel better known by his stage name Mayorkun, is a singer and songwriter, signed to HKN Gang Record label, owned by Davido. MAYORKUN recently was awarded the “Next Rated Award” at the 2018 Headies Awards. Here are things his fan don’t know about him:
- Mayorkun was born on March 24 1993. He is a native of Osun State.
- He attended Living-Spring Montessori from Crèche to primary school and Grade College. He studied Accounting at the University of Lagos.
- His father, Sunday Adewale, is a professional musician, Actor and Director, while his mum is the popular Nigerian actress Toyin Adewale, who never wanted her song to go into music. She’d wanted him to become an Accountant. She later allowed him when Davido developed interest in him.
- Mayorkun dropped his banking job to pursue a career in Music. He got signed the day he wrote his resignation letter.
- Davido stumbled upon a 14 seconds YouTube video where Mayokun re-sang Davido’s song which impressed Davido as he invited the singer for a meeting.
- The “Eleko” singer started music officially way back in year 2013 after releasing his first track along with his friends, titled GBO.
- On March 3rd 2016, Mayorkun signed a record deal with Davido’s imprint HKN Gang after Davido watched his performance.
- He rose to fame in 2016 with the release of the song “Eleko” which hit over one million views on YouTube 9 days after it was broadcast and also topped the iTunes chart as number 1 .
- On August 2, 2016, Mayorkun went on his first International tour with his label mate Dremo to the United Kingdom.
- He won the 2016 Nigerian Teen Choice Award for Choice New Song of the Year, the City People Entertainment Award for Most Promising Act of the Year and The Headies‘Rookie of the Year award and next rated artist award 2017 in the Headies Award night.
Nowadays, Mayorkun songs are extremely popular. His songs are on the lips of many Hip Hop lovers. That’s a great achievement for such a young musician. His single is supposed to be one of the fastest debuts on Nigerian YouTube website.
Due to the fact that he is constantly developing his skills and qualifications in order to be the best, now he is well-known as the other Nigeria most famous celebrities, such as: Davido and Olamide, Pasuma, Brymo.
- Every single from this young and vibrant singer is a hit like Eleko, Sade, Mama, Bobo, Cheche, love you tire, your body and many more.
- Mayorkun is so friendly and he plays with people a lot before and after fame. He is said to never look down on people.