Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel popularly known as Mayorkun is a fast rising Nigerian singer, songwriter, stage performer and a recording artiste. He was born on 8th April 1994 in Osun State in the south western part of Nigeria to the Adewale family. He is currently 24 years old.
He is very gifted, skillful, creative and talented. Mayorkun is a fast rising Nigerian singer and song writer who rose to fame with his hit single “Eleko”. His father is a professional musician while his mother, Toyin Adewale is a popular Nigerian Yoruba actress while his uncle, Segun Adewale is also a musical artiste.
Mayorkun attended Living-Spring Montessori in Lagos, Nigeria and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. After completing his primary school education, Mayorkun proceeded to Hi Grade College in Lagos, Nigeria and obtained his West African Senior School Certificate.
After completing his primary and secondary school education, Mayorkun proceeded to University of Lagos and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. After completing his university education and National Youth Service (NYSC), Mayorkun got a job with a reputable bank.
His career as an entertainer started professionally when he quit his bank job and got signed on the same day into Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) record label headed by Davido. Mayorkun was signed to the record label after Davido came across Mayorkun’s few seconds video where he sang Davido’s song.
Ever since he was signed into DMW, Mayorkun has been growing consistently dishing out hits back to back. His first ever hit song “Eleko” produced by Puffy Tee was given a visual treatment which gained more than one million YouTube views on the first week of its release.
According to Mayorkun, 2face Idibia, Pasuma and King Sunny Ade are his role models. Mayorkun has released hit singles like Eleko, Back 2 Back, Alele, Mama, Love You Tire, Prayer, Tonight, Yawa, Touch Down, Che Che, etc.
Mayorkun in the cause of his career as a musician have won several awards. In 2016, he won the Most Promising Act of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Talent all at the City People Entertainment Awards. He also won the Rookie of the Year Award at the Headies and Hip TV Awards.
Mayorkun is currently one of the richest and most influential artist in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $300,000.
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