DMW act, Mayourkun has been making headlines ever since he released his single ‘Eleko’. Since then, he has enjoyed a steady rise with a string of hits. His currents songs, ‘Che Che’, ‘Bobo’, and collaborations are also on heavy rotation across the continent, thus making him highly sought after. His debut concert, ‘Mayor of Lagos’ last December, in Lagos earned his superstar status as many of his fans thronged the event to show him love. Friday Treat, brings you more information about the fast rising star of Nigerian music.
Real names Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel, Mayorkun was born in Osun State, Nigeria. Mayorkun’s mother is a popular Nigerian actress, Toyin Adewale. His background is quite artistic, as his uncle also belongs to the noble circles of Nigerian celebrities; he is also a musical artiste. It is said that his father supported his decision to quit his banking interests to turn to music, but his mother was strongly against such measures, she thought that banking was his calling. Everything changed when his mother found out about Davido’s invitation to join Davido Music Worldwide Music label. After this, it is reported that she agreed that he try to find himself in the entertainment sphere.
His first track was released in 2013, together with his friends from GBO. After publishing one of his songs on the internet, he was asked by Davido to join his record label, DMW. Mayorkun’s songs are very popular. His song ‘Eleko’ became the top song in all the music charts in just 10 days.
Eleko music video was viewed more than 1 million times. That’s a great achievement for a young musician. He has since released other hits and continues to make giant strides in the entertainment industry. Among his awards are 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.
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