Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel, known by his stage name as Mayorkun, was born on 23 March 1994 in Osun State, Nigeria. He is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and pianist. He had his primary and secondary schools in Osun State before moving to Lagos State University where he studied accounting. Mayorkun was a part of the choir group and it was there he learned how to play musical instruments.
He got signed into Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) in 2016 after the cover of Davido’s song “The Money” got Davido’s attention. Mayorkun is currently one of the richest entertainers in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1.8 million .
|Full Name||Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel|
|Nickname||Mayor Of Lagos|
|Profession||Singer, songwriter, and pianist|
|Date of Birth||23 March 1994 (28 years)|
|Place of Birth||Osun State, Nigeria|
|Record Label||Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) (former), Columbia Records,UK|
|Social media||Instagram, Twitter and Facebook|
|Marital status||Not Married|
|Albums||The Mayor Of Lagos, Gend (EP), Back In Office|
|Current City||Lagos State, Nigeria|
|Years Active||2016 till date|
|Education||Had a degree in Accounting from the Lagos State University.|
|Net Worth||$1.8 million|
Mayorkun Early Life And Education.
Mayorkun is an indigene of Osun State, Nigeria. While growing up, Mayorkun joined the choir department in his church, it was there he learned how to play musical instruments like piano, drums, and guitar. He was born on 23 March 1994 into a family of entertainers. He is the first child of a family of three. His parents are both entertainers, his father is an artist and a movie producer, his mom is a Nollywood actress. Before fame, he was a banker in a Nigerian bank he later dumped his banking job to focus on his musical career. Mayorkun graduated from the Lagos State University where he studied accounting.
Mayorkun Musical Career
While working in the bank, Mayorkun made several music covers that went unnoticed. He also inscribed many songs, played keyboard and other musical instruments but his efforts were somehow unyielding. In February 2016, Davido followed him on both Twitter and Instagram after the cover of Davido’s song “The Money” captured Davido’s attention. Mayorkun decided to resign from his bank job to focus on his dream. He got a call from Davido the day he resigned from his bank job and sent the songs he has composed to Davido. Mayorkun got signed to Davido Music Worldwide(DMW) in 2016 and released his single “Eleko” under the label. In 2018, Mayorkun released his first debut album “The Mayor Of Lagos” around November to December 2018, the album appeared on Billboard World Album Chart and was crowned 15 on the list. In July 2017, Mayorkun released his hit single “Mama” which also topped many platforms.
Mayorkun is among the top richest artists in Nigeria, he has won countless awards and bagged different endorsement deals. He is currently with an estimated net worth of $1.8 million.
Mayorkun Record Label
In 2016, Mayorkun got signed to Davido’s record label “Davido Music Worldwide” (DMW) after the cover of Davido’s song “The Money” surfaced online. After the release of the single, it got discovered by Davido on Twitter and Davido decided to sign him to his record label. However, Mayorkun has left the label due to contract expiration.
On 29 October, 2021, Mayorkun inked a deal with Columbia Records in UK. Columbia Records announced this on their official handle as Mayorkun was about dropping his anticipated album “Back In Office”
Maryorkun Awards And Nominations
- Rookie Of The Year; by The Headies in 2016 –>>> Won
- Most Promising Act; by City People Entertainment Awards in 2016 –>> Won
- Best New Act; by City People Entertainment Awards in 2016 –>> Nominated
- Choice New Song Of The Year; by Nigerian Teen Choice Awards in 2016 –>> Won
- Best New Act; by Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2017 –>> Won
- Best Music Cover; by City People Entertainment Awards in 2017 –>> Won
- Artist of the Year; by City People Entertainment Awards in 2018–>> Won
- Next Rated; by The Headies in 2018 –>> Won
Mayorkun Songs And Albums
- Che Che
- Love You Tire (feat. Mr. Eazi)
- Bobo (feat. Davido)
- Hustlers Anthem
- Up To Something
- True (feat. Kizz Daniel)
- Geng Remix (feat. Vector, MI Abaga & Sinzu)
- Of Lagos
- Your Body
- Aya Mi
- Red Handed (Feat. Dremo, Peruzzi and Yonda)
- Mofo (Feat. Patoranking)
- Jonze Me (feat. Sarkodie)
- Holy Father
- Jay Jay
- The Mayor Of Lagos (2018)
- Geng (2020)
- Back In Office (2021)
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