Mayowa Adewale (born March 23, 1994) is known in the entertainment industry by the stage name, Mayorkun. He is an award winning singer and songwriter with several hit singles to his credit. He is signed to Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) record label. He came into limelight after he dropped his debut single, Eleko, in 2016
WIKI FACTS & ABOUT DATA
Full Name: Mayowa Adewale
Stage Name: Mayorkun
Born: 23 March 1994
Age: 26 years old
Birth Place: Lagos
State Of Origin: Lagos State
Girlfriend / Wife: Unmarried
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter
Record Label: Davido Music Worldwide
Net Worth: $1.2 million
Mayorkun was born to the Adewales in 1994. He comes from an artistic family. His mother, Toyin Adewale is a veteran Nollywood actress who starred in several Yoruba movies. While his father, Mr Adewale is a movie producer and an artist. Mayorkun is the first child of the family and two siblings (brothers). His immediate younger brother is Ayo Freeman, who works as a A&R (Artists and Repertoire) personnel. Though born in Osun State, he is a thoroughly bred Lagos Boy. His love for music made him to join his Church’s choir. While he was developing his singing prowess, he also learnt how to play the piano. He got signed to the DMW label the same day he resigned from his banking job
Mayorkun completed his primary and secondary school education at top private schools in Lagos. He is a graduate of the University of Lagos. He bagged a degree in Accounting from the institution.
Mayorkun who is a very skilled pianist did the cover of a popular song and posted the video it online. The video went viral and got Davido‘s attention. Few weeks later, Davido signed Mayorkun to his newly formed music label, DMW. In 2016, Mayorkun drooped his debut single, Eleko, which gained popularity within days of its release. The song was so successful that it had over 1 million views on YouTube within ten days. He followed this success with the hit singles, Sade, Yawa, Love You Tire, Mama and Bobo. He dropped his debut album, Mayor Of Lagos in November 2018. Prior to the release of the album, he had organized his first national tour tagged the Mayor Of Lagos Concert. He travelled to several cities in Nigeria and performed in over 35 higher institutions. Mayorkun has also performed in many shows overseas. He and Davido performed together at the Wireless Festival
In 2020, he dropped the hit singles, Geng and Of Lagos. The song trended for many months because they had become street anthems. He collaborated with Davido on the latter’s third studio album. He was featured on the hit track, The Best. As one of the leading artistes in Nigeria, he has worked with big acts such as Mr Eazi, Yung John, Kizz Daniel, Joeboy, Yonda, Peruzzi, Dremo, T-Classic, The Flowolf, Ichaba amongst others. In December 2020, he was nominated for the Artiste Of The Year category at the 14th Headies Awards
Love You Tire
Up To Something Geng
Awards and Nominations
He won the Choice Song Of The Year at the Nigerian Teen Awards.
In 2016, he went home with the Rookie Of The Year award at the Headies Awards.
He also won the Most Promising Act award at the City People Entertainment Awards.
2018 was a year of triple wins for Mayorkun because he won the Best Music Cover and Artiste Of The Year categories at the City People Entertainment Awards.
He was also the winner of the Next Rated Artiste award at the Headies Awardd
Mayorkun is very popular on Instagram. He has over 4.5m followers. His official Instagram page is @iammayorkun.
The handsome artist, Mayorkun clocked 26 years old on the 23rd of March 2020. He is a Christian. He resides in an upscale apartment and neighborhood in Lekki, Lagos. He has a fleet of exotic cars. He is currently single but it is expected that he will enter a serious relationship soon. He is close friends with his label mates, Peruzzi, Dremo, Idowest, Yes Liya, Yonda and Fresh VDM.
The multi-talented Nigerian musician, Mayorkun has amassed an estimated net worth of $1.2 million.