Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel, commonly known by his stage name, Mayorkun, is one of Nigeria's fastest-growing entertainers. He is a talented singer, songwriter, performer and media entertainer. His expertise is heard in his beautiful vocals and lyrics.
Talented singer Davido first discovered the singer on Twitter after releasing a cover of the song, The Money. Shortly after, he signed a record deal with the much-coveted Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) record label. In 2016, he released a song, Eleko, and it was followed by his debut studio album, The Mayor of Lagos, in November 2018.
Mayorkun profile summary
- Full name: Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel
- Date of birth: 23rd March 1994
- Place of birth: Osun State, Nigeria
- Age: 27 years (as of 2021)
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Ethnicity: Black
- Father: Sunday Adewale
- Mayorkun mother: Toyin Adewale
- Relationship status: Married
- Spouse: Arifath Akifewa
- Profession: Singer, songwriter, performer, media entertainer
- Net worth: $300,000
The singer was born on 23rd March 1994 in Osun State, Nigeria, as Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel. He is the son of Toyin and Sunday Adewale. Who is Mayorkun mother? She is Toyin, a super-talented Nollywood actress, while his father is a movie producer and artist.
The media entertainer is the first-born child among three kids. He has not offered any details about his sibling's names and whereabouts.
The singer joined Living-Spring Montessori in Lagos, Nigeria, for his primary and secondary school education and obtained his first school leaving certificate.
Later on, he proceeded to Hi-Grade College in Lagos, where he obtained his West African Senior School Certificate. The singer enrolled at the University of Lagos, where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting.
Even though he was passionate about music from a very young age, his parents ensured that he first completed his studies.
Mayorkun wears different hats in business and his career. He has taken part in various money-making ventures throughout his life. Some of his career highlights include:
As a banker
Like most people, Mayorkun began his career immediately after his graduation. With his accounting degree, he was hired in one of the banks in Nigeria even though he was strongly inclined towards joining the music industry.
Even though he worked in the banking industry for a while, he struggled a lot and eventually decided to call it quits. In 2016, he handed over his resignation letter claiming that the salary at the bank was despicable. He immediately left the banking industry to pursue his passion.
His father offered him full support on his resolution to follow his passion. On the other hand, his mother was strongly against this move. The singer's mother started supporting him after Davido spotted him and signed a record deal.
As a singer
Emmanuel released his first single in 2013 together with his friends from GBO. However, he had to stop singing to complete his studies as his parents demanded. He continued with the music career after quitting his career as a banker.
After handing over his resignation, he uploaded a cover of Davido's song, The Money. On listening to the cover, Davido followed him on Instagram and Twitter and gave him a call immediately. Davido requested him to send some of the songs he had recorded, and upon listening to them, he signed him to Davido Music Worldwide (DMW).
The singer released his first single under Davido Music Worldwide, known as Eleko, in 2016. Within the first 10 days of the release, Mayorkun new song had garnered over a million views. Mayorkun album, The Mayor of Lagos, was released on 16th November 2018. In 2020, he released an EP album titled Geng.
He has released several other hit singles over the years. Mayorkun songs are:
- Aye Kan
- Believe Anthem
- Hustler Anthem
- Jonze Me
- Back 2 Back
- Ginger You
- Love You Tire
- Kole re Body
- Red Handed
- Of Lagos
- On God
- Nkan Be
- Up To Something
- Che Che
- Your Body
- Better Butter featuring Davido (Mayorkun latest song)
Award and nominations
Apart from becoming a household name and releasing hit after hit, the singer has acquired numerous awards. He has nine wins and one nomination to his name. They include:
- 2016 - Rookie of the Year Award as The Headies event (Winner)
- 2016 - Most Promising Act at the City People Entertainment Awards (Winner)
- 2016 - Best New Act at the Nigerian Teen Choice Awards (Nominated)
- 2016 - Choice New Song of the Year at the Nigerian Teen Choice Awards (Winner)
- 2017 - Best New Act Award at the City People Entertainment Awards (Winner)
- 2017 - Best Music Cover Award at the City People Entertainment Awards (Winner)
- 2018 - Artist of the Year Award at the City People Entertainment Awards (Winner)
- 2018 - Next Rated award at The Headies event (Winner)
- 2019 - Best R&B/Pop Album for The Mayor of Lagos at The Headies Event (Winner)
- 2019 - Hip Hop World Revelation as The Headies Event (Winner)
The singer has kept his personal life away from the limelight. However, he is married to the love of his life, Arifath Akifewa. The duo tied the knot in 2015. It is not clear whether the couple has been blessed with any children yet.
Mayorkun net worth
The singer has an estimated net worth of $300,000 as of 2021. He is one of the country's fast-growing musicians, as seen in the number of songs he has released and the deals in his name. A majority of his income is derived from showbiz and brand influencing.
The sum of money he makes from his career in the entertainment industry is greatly reflected in the automobiles he drives and his house. He loves expensive houses and flashy vehicles. He bought his first home in 2018 at the cost of N200 million.
After joining the music industry, the singer has been driving some of the best cars. Some of the automobiles he owns are:
- Porsche Panamera Turbo
- Mercedes Benz CLA250 AMG
- Range Rover
- Toyota Prado SUV
Over the past few years, Mayorkun has risen to prominence in the Nigerian music sector and worldwide. With the increasing success, he has equally received a good measure of fortunes. The singer is a source of inspiration to upcoming entertainers.
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