Mayorkun born Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel is a Nigerian singer and songwriter, signed to HKN Gang record label. He was born on 24 March 1993 in Osun state, Nigeria to the Adewale family.
He did his primary and secondary school education at Living – Spring Montessori and Hi Grade College. He then proceeded to study accounting at the university of Lagos.
He rose to the limelight in 2016 with the release of the song “Eleko” which hit over 1 Million views on YouTube 9 days after it was published and also topped the iTunes chart as number one.
Mayorkun quit his banking job to pursue Music as a career. He says that his dad was understanding when he told told him about quiting his banking job for music. However, his mum would not hear of it. She had told him on several occassions that he should pursue his banking career. She changed her mind when Davido called him. She was there when Davido called him and she said: “wow this is big, maybe you should give it a trial”. Thereafter, Davido signed him up to his record label, the HKN Gang Label.
He had recorded a song using his cousin’s piano in late December, 2015 and he shared it on social media late January 2016. Davido saw the song 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 playing the keyboard. He then sent Davido some of the songs he had done. He picked on one that he recorded while still in school and told him ‘guy I am signing you on’.
He won the 2016 Nigerian Teen Choice Award for Choice New Song of the Year, the City People Entertainment Award for Most Promising Act of the Year and The Headies ‘Rookie of the Year’ award.
Mayorkun is a native of Osun state, born to the artistic Adewale family. His father is a professional musician, Actor and Director, while his mum, Toyin Adewale is a popular Nigerian actress.
He was born on 24 March 1993.
- Back 2 Back
- Tonight (Nonso Amadi Cover)
- Love You Tire (feat. Mr Eazi)
- Prayer (feat. Davido & Mayorkun)