|Artist Birtday :||24/03/1993 (Age 26)|
|Born In :||Osun State|
|Occupation(s) :||Singer,Song writer|
|Genres :||Afro Pop|
Mayorkun is a fast rising popular upcoming artist recently signed on by Davido to HKN Music. His first single “Eleko” is a hit that has gone on to set a record as one of the fastest YouTube music videos to reach 1 million views plus within 10 days.
EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND
Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel is a native of Osun state, born to the Adewale family. His father, a professional musician, Actor and Director, while his mum is the popular Nigerian actress Toyin Adewale, need we add that his dad’s uncle Segun Adewale is also musical artist.
At 22 years old, he is already a graduate of university of Lagos and he had his secondary and primary education at Living-spring montessori / hi grade college.
He knew he had to study and that if he should focus on music his attention will be diverted. After his graduation he gave music more time. After his service year he worked in a bank before embracing music fully.
He revealed his dad was very understanding when he told told him about quiting his banking job for music but his mum would not hear of it. She was skeptical about him leaving banking job for music. She had told hm severally that he should pursue his banking career but she changed her mind when Davido called him. She was there when Davido called him and she said: “wow this is big, maybe you should give it a trial”
CAREER AND LIFE
Since music runs in the family, its of no surprise that the young chap started music officially in 2013 after releasing his first track along with his friends, titled GBO.
The singer revealed in an interview that his salary in the bank was so poor so he decided to get another job. Meanwhile, he has recorded a song using his cousin’s piano in late December, 2015 and he shared it on social media late January 2016 and Davido saw it on February 1. Then he followed him and sent him a direct message via Twitter. He later followed him on Instagram and asked if he can do more than playing the keyboard. He then sent Davido some of the songs he’s done. He picked on one that he recorded while still in school and told him ‘guy I am signing you on’.
Davido called him for a meeting, afterwards signs him up to his record label, the HKN Gang Label which includes the likes of B. Red, Dremo and Danagog
Artist he looks up to are Davido, Olamido, Brymo, Pasuma, Tuface Idibia and (KSA) King Sunny Ade
At the Moment, Mayorkun has dropped his first official single Eleko , the rate of views of the music video skyrocketed to 1,000,000 views within 10 days, making it the fastest debut music video to hit 1million views on YouTube Nigeria