- Mayorkun Finally Announces New Album
Real name, Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel, Mayorkun is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and pianist. He was born on the 23rd of March 1994 into a family of three. He and his siblings were born and raised in Lagos state but they’re originally from Osun state, southwest of Nigeria. He was born into a family of entertainers as his mother is a Nollywood actress and his dad a movie producer.
In February 2016 a frustrated Mayorkun who was already considering quitting his bank job due to poor remuneration posted a video of him singing Davido’s The Money on his Twitter and this caught the attention of the singer. Davido reposted the video and invited him to come to his house. Davido who had already concluded plans on moving on from HKN Music to his own personal label Davido Music Worldwide signed Mayorkun and Dremo, and they became the first artists to be signed under the new record label, Davido Music Worldwide.
Just after getting signed, the budding singer released his first single “Eleko”, the song he recorded the same night he met with Davido. The record took off and would count as the singer’s first hit record. He would go on to release his second single Sade also scoring another hit record with the song. By this time the Nigerian music scene has already started waking up to the fact that a new kid is on the block and ready to take over playlists.
Mayorkun continued his streak of hot new releases and hit records with Mama, Love You Tire featuring Mr Eazi and Che Che.
Now due for an album, the singer started working on his debut album “The Mayor of Lagos” which arrived in November 2018. The fourteen track project housed his hit songs, Che Che, Mama and Bobo featuring Davido. With a listening time of forty-four minutes, The Mayor of Lagos album featured his mum on the intro, label boss Davido, D’Banj, Sarkodie, Patoranking and label mates Peruzzi, Yonda and Dremo.
Sometime in 2021, he ended his five-year romance with Davido Music Worldwide and signed a new record deal with Columbia Records UK, a frontline record label of Sony Music Entertainment. Shortly after, he released two new singles in succession, Back in Office and Holy Father, introducing fans to his next album titled Back in Office. The album was finally released on the 30th of September 2021, a twelve-track project with six features across three African countries: Victony, Flavour and Joeboy from Nigeria, Gyakie from Ghana, and DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small from South Africa.
In his first active year in music, Mayorkun won The Headies Rookie of the Year award, City People Entertainment Awards for Most Promising Act and Nigerian Teen Choice Awards - Choice New Song of the Year award. In the years 2016 - 2021, he has managed to win nine major music awards.
- The Mayor of Lagos
- Geng EP
- Back in Office
Popular Mayorkun Songs
- Your Body
- Holy Father (feat Victony)
- Che Che
- Bobo (feat Davido)
- Betty Butter (feat Davido)
- Up To Something
- Of Lagos
The latest Mayorkun songs are online on Mdundo.com and available for download in mp3.