Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel, popularly known and called by his stage name, Mayorkun, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and pianist.
There are many things you don’t know or may not know about the award-winning artist, such as Mayorkun net worth, biography, career, awards, and more.
- Birth name: Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel
- Date of Birth: March 23, 1994
- Age: 26
- State of Origin: Osun State, Nigeria
- Genres: Afrobeats
- Occupation(s): Singer, Songwriter, Pianist
- Instruments: Vocals, Piano
- Years active: 2016–present
- Labels: Davido Music Worldwide
He was born on March 23, 1994, in Nigeria’s Osun State. Mayorkun is the first child of the Adewale family accompanied by two other brothers.
Mayorkun’s father, Sunday Adewale, who is now late, was a musical artist and film producer, while Mayorkun’s Mother, Toyin Adewale, is a Nigerian film actor (Nollywood actress).
Mayorkun grew up in his hometown, where he attended elementary and high school, and as a young man, he was part of his church choir team.
After finishing high school, Mayorkun proceeded to the University of Lagos (UNILAG), where he obtained a degree in accounting.
After graduating from college, Mayorkun worked as a banker before DMW boss Davido saw him in the cover video he recorded for one of Davido’s songs, “the Money,” where he hired the boss’s help from YBNL, Olamide.
Mayorkun has not previously pursued music as a professional career. Although he already had several songs he had written before.
Later that day, Davido called Mayorkun if he could do more than playing the piano/keyboard, and Mayorkun informed him that he was also a musical artist and that he could sing very well. This prompted the DMW boss to sign Mayorkun on the DMW file, and the same day, Mayorkun resigned from the bank where he works.
In April 2016, Mayorkun released his first song in the studio on the DMW label titled “Eleko.” The song went viral across the country, and the video reached over 10 million YouTube feeds within ten days of its release, which triggered Mayorkun net worth.
Mayorkun has executed good songs in the music industry, some of which are “Yawa,” “Sade,” “Che Che,” “Mama,” “Back 2 Back”, “Love You Tire” and many more which are unarguably hit singles and also made Mayorkun net worth increased.
On November 16, 2018, Mayorkun released his first album titled “The Mayor of Lagos,” which included 14 songs that included some of his previously sung songs.
The album was listed on the Billboard World Albums in less than a month after its release and managed to get into the top 15 making Mayorkun net worth expand.
Mayorkun started the tour of his album, The Mayor of Lagos (TMOL) 2017, and went to perform in more than 37 schools, and then the main concert took place at the Eko Atlantic City hotel in December 2017.
The show was a great success having sold out tickets unfolded more money to Mayorkun net worth. And now every year celebrated in Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja and other parts of the country.
In 2019, Mayorkun presented Flyboy Inc. Boss Kizz Daniel, in one of his award-winning songs that skyrocketed Mayorkun net worth in streams called “True.”
So far, most recently, in 2020, his best song was Geng, which was a freestyle-inspired song he worked with his peers with when he was less busy at home. The song has been in fashion for over ten weeks now with the latest release of “Of Lagos,” which has topped Apple Music for weeks now.
Mayorkun is one of the fastest-growing artists in the Nigerian music industry, plus Mayorkun net worth is doing well too.
As at this time, Mayorkun is not yet engaged or married, so there is no data on Mayorkun’s family life at this time.
- Headies Award 2018 for the Next Rated
- Headies Award 2019 for the global discovery of the year of hip-hop
- City People Music Award 2016 for the most promising act of the year
- City Music Award 2019 for the best collaboration of the year (True)
- The Headies Award 2019 for the Best R&B / Pop Album (Mayor of Lagos)
- City Music Award 2019 for Album of the Year (Mayor of Lagos)
- Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best New Show of the Year
- Nigerian Teen Choice Award 2016 for the New Song of the Year (Eleko)
- 2017 City Music Music Award for Best Musical Coverage of the Year (indigenous)
- 2018, 2019 City People Music Award for Music Artist of the Year (Male)
Mayorkun Net Worth
As of 2020, Mayorkun net worth is estimated at $2 million earned by singing, writing songs, and performing live at exhibitions and concerts, which is N840 Million in Nigerian currency.
Mayorkun is one of the music artists who entered the music industry and had such success in a few years. It’s an incredible thing and one of the things that makes a talented pianist so different in the industry. From a member of a church choir to a famous pop star, it’s a huge success.
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