Nollywood Alive Music Artiste Of The Week – Mayorkun

Mayorkun the self-proclaimed Mayor of Lagos State is a songwriter, performer and recording artiste whose real name is Adewale Mayowa, the son of the popular Nigerian actress, Toyin Adewale.

Born on the 24th of March, 1993. He hails from Osun state but attended his primary and secondary education in Lagos state. He holds a degree in “Accounting” from the Lagos State University.

Just a young man trying to make it, Mayorkun quit his banking job to follow his passion which was strongly opposed by his mother. But, against all odds, he pushed through and his rise to stardom started with the record of his first song, “Eleko” and it got over a million views on YouTube.

The song was his Good luck charm because, in 2016, the song caught the attention of Davido of HKN records now DMW records. A call from Davido changed his life.

The 26-year-old artiste couldn’t contain his joy as he told his mum about the call and was further encouraged by her to give music a try. Since he did, he has released lots of hits songs such as; Che Che, Sade, Eleko, Yawa, Prayer, Bobo, Alele, Mama.

He has won for himself right from when he started music in 2016, lots of awards and he is not done yet! Some of the awards won by him are;

  • 2016 Rookie of the Year at the Headies
  • 2016 Most Promising Act at the City People Entertainment Awards
  • 2016 Choice New Song of the Year at the Nigerian Teen Choice Awards
  • 2017 Best Music Cover at the City People Entertainment Awards
  • 2017 Artiste of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards
  • 2018 Next Rated at the Headies

Mayorkun is a very talented singer and his dedication has taken him this far. That is why he is out artiste of the week!!!


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