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Mayorkun Biography: Career, Album, Awards, and Net Worth

Mayorkun, born Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel on March 23, 1993, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and pianist. In 2016, he was signed to DMW (Davido Music World) after being discovered on Twitter by Davido when he posted a cover of Davido’s “The Money” featuring Olamide and released his first single, “Eleko.”

Early Life

Mayorkun is the first of three children born into an entertainer family. His mother is a Nollywood actress, and his father is a filmmaker and artist. He was born in the state of Osun. Mayowa joined the choir at a young age and learned the fundamentals of music. Before being discovered in 2016, he studied accounting at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and worked in banking.

Music Career

After Davido saw Mayorkun’s cover video in February 2016, he called him the same day he wrote his resignation letter and sent Davido some of the songs he had already recorded. Davido followed him on Twitter and Instagram, and then he asked if he could do more than just play the keyboard. He was signed to Davido Music Worldwide by Davido. In 2016, Mayowa released his first single under the label, “Eleko.” The song’s video received one million views in the first ten days. Mayowa has several singles to his name, including Yawa, Sade, Che Che, and Mama. In October 2018, he released the singles “Posh” and “Fantasy,” both of which featured Olu Maintain.

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On November 16, 2018, he released his first studio album, “The Mayor of Lagos.” It debuted on the Billboard World Albums chart on December 1, 2018, peaking at number 15.

He went on a nationwide tour, performing in over 35 schools. In 2017, he performed his first concert in Lagos, titled “Mayor of Lagos.” The Mayor of Lagos concert continued in 2018 with performances in Ibadan and Abuja. A date for a Lagos edition was also announced. Mayowa toured the UK with labelmate Dremo in 2018, performing in approximately six cities. He also performed at the Wireless Festival alongside label boss Davido.

Studio Album

Mayor Of Lagos (2018)

Selected Singles

Eleko (2016)

Yawa

Love you Tire (featuring MAr Eazi)

Mama(2017)

Sade

Che Che

Bobo (featuring Davido)(2018)

Posh

Fantasy

Sope

Hustler anthem (2019)

True (featuring Kizz Daniel)

Up to Something

Geng(2020)

Awards

In 2016 he won  Headies award “Rockies of the Year”, City People Entertainment Award “Most Promising Act” and was also nominated for “Best New Act” he also won the Nigerian Teen Choice Award “Choice New Song Of the Year”.

He won Nigeria Entertainment Award “Best New Act” and won two categories in City People Entertainment Award “Best Music Cover” and “Artist Of the Year” in 2017.

In 2018 he won “Next Rated” at Headies Award.

He won two categories in 2019 Headies Award “Best R&B/Pop Album for The Mayor of Lagos” and “Hip Hop World Revelation”

Mayorkun Net Worth

Mayorkun Estimated Net worth is $5million.

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