Mayorkun whose real name is Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel is a native of Osun state, in Nigeria, and was born to the Adewale family. His father is a professional musician, Actor, and Director, while his mum is the popular Nigerian actress Toyin Adewale.
At age 22, he had already graduated from the University of Lagos. The young Afrobeat singer knew he had to study and that if he should focus on music his attention will be diverted. After his graduation, he gave music more time. After his service year, he worked in a bank before embracing music fully.
He revealed his dad was very understanding when he told him about quitting his banking job for music but his mum was indifferent. She was skeptical about him leaving his banking job for music. She had told him severally that he should pursue his banking career but she changed her mind when Davido called him.
Mayorkun is signed on by Davido to HKN Music. Since music runs in the family, it is of no surprise that the young chap started music officially in 2013 after releasing his first track along with his friends, titled GBO.His first single ” Mayorkun Eleko ” is a hit that has gone on to set a record as one of the fastest YouTube music videos to reach 1 million views plus within 10 days.
The singer revealed in an interview that his salary in the bank was so poor that he decided to get another job. Meanwhile, he recorded a song using his cousin’s piano in late December 2015 and he shared it on social media in late January 2016 Davido saw it on February 1. Then he followed him and sent him a direct message via Twitter. He later followed him on Instagram and asked if he can do more than play the keyboard. He then sent Davido some of the songs he’s done. He picked on one that he recorded while still in school and told him ‘guy I am signing you on’.
Davido called him for a meeting, afterward signs him up to his record label, the HKN Gang Label which includes the likes of B. Red, Dremo and Danagog Artists he looks up to are Davido, Olamido, Brymo, Pasuma, Tuface Idibia, and (KSA) King Sunny Ade
FACEBOOK: Mayorkun TWITTER: @IamMayorKun INSTAGRAM: iammayorkun
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