Mayorkun: The Unwonted Artiste
NEWS DIGEST – Nigrian music act, Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel, popularly know as Mayorkun comes from a devoted Christian home. Arguably, he alongside his siblings were brought up in the way of Christ.
While at a younger age, Mayorkun of today started as a chorister, where he was able to learn, know the basics of music.
Despite his level of brilliance in singing and playing the piano, his parents hammered on him to complete his education before he could start anything that is music related. Who knows he might not have graduated if such was not placed on him. Mayorkun actually graduated with a degree in accounting from the University of Lagos (UNILAG)
Since 2016, He has been active in music since 2006 till date. His popularity and stardom of today was reached after he recorded a cover of Davido’s song, “The Money”. The song before been covered by him was sang by Davido and Olamide.
With the release of that cover, his attention caught Davido and that was howAdewale Mayowa Emmanuel the signing of papers to join DMW Record hit for Mayorkun.
Between 2016 and 2020, Mayorkun has been topping his game from his well known “Ori iyami eleko” to how he has been able to boom in 2020; despite not releasing any album.
The 27-year-old released his album titled, “The Mayor Of Lagos” in 2018 which appeared on Billboard on the December 1st 2018, it was on World Albums chart as it was ranked number 15.
In 2017, Mayorkun ventured on a nationwide tour. In the tour, he performed in over 35 schools and ended his tour in Lagos state. He ended the tour in 2017 with his first headline concert in Lagos state called “The Mayor of Lagos”.
Mayorkun had also toured the UK with label mate, Dremo. During the UK tour, he performed in about six cities. He also performed alongside his boss, Davido, at the wireless festival.
In 2020, he recorded and released songs such as Of Lagos, Geng, Betty Butter (featured by Davido), Kole re body. These songs hit the street, still gaining massive airplay on media stations and are seen to be vibes to people and music lovers.
Since 2018, Mayorkun has not released any album, however he was featured on singles in 2020, some would say defeated albums. Mayorkun is said to have assisted Davido hit in his newly released album, “A Better Time”
Mayorkun has once been nominated for Best New Act in the City People Entertainment Awards.
In 2016, the DMW star won the Rookie of the Year, the Most Promising Act and the Nigerian Teen Choice Awards in The Headies and City People Entertainment Awards and the Choice New Song of the Year; respectively.
Mayorkun won the Best New Act in the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2017.
In 2018, Best Music Cover, Artiste of the Year and Next Rated at the City People Entertainment Awards and The Headies; respectively.
In 2019, he won the Best R&B/Pop Album for ‘The Mayor of Lagos‘ and ‘Hip Hop World Revelation’ at The Headies.
And in 2020, he’s been nominated in the Headies for the Best Street-Hop Artiste; Headies Viewers’ Choice; The song, Don’t call me back he featured Joeboy too was nominated for Best Collaboration.