Adewale Moyowa Emmanuel popularly known as Mayorkun, is a Nigerian singer, pianist and songwriter. The 27-year-old was signed to Davido Music Worldwide in 2016; a music label owned by Nigerian singer, Davido. Mayorkun came to limelight after his song 'Eleko' became a hit song in 2016
𝑫𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒅𝒐 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑴𝒂𝒚𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒖𝒏
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐 𝑪𝒓𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒔: 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑮𝒖𝒂𝒓𝒅𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝑵𝒊𝒈𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒂
Mayorkun has worked with DMW label for over 6 years, and is rated among the most admired singers in Nigeria. Recently, news went round that Mayorkun exited DMW, although the singer and DMW management have not released any official statement regarding this claims.
In this article, I will discuss how Mayorkun was discovered by Davido on Twitter, and some of his achievements under DMW label.
How Mayorkun was Discovered by Davido on Twitter
Mayorkun is one among the popular Nigerian celebrities that gained prominence with the help of social media. Mayorkun was discovered by Davido on Twitter after he did a cover of Davido's 2015 hit song 'The Money' featuring Olamide. After Mayorkun shared the video on Twitter and tagged Davido, the Dami Duro crooner liked how Mayorkun was able to sing the song with a piano, so he contacted him through a direct message. Some time in 2020, Davido shared a screenshot of the first chat he had with Mayorkun before signing him to DMW.
𝑫𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒅𝒐'𝒔 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝑴𝒂𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒌𝒖𝒏
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐 𝑪𝒓𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒔: 𝑮𝒉𝒈𝒐𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒑
Davido was able to get Mayorkun's phone number, and they both met in Lagos. Mayorkun was later signed to DMW alongside Dremo, after which he released his first song under the label titled ' Eleko ' which made hit back in 2016.
Awards Mayorkun won under DMW label
After Mayourkun was signed to DMW, the singer has made hits and also won many awards and nominations. His first major achievement which also skyrocketed his music career was winning the 2018 Headies Next Rated artist award, a non voting category that had the likes of Maleek Berry, Dice Ailes, Johnny Drille and Zoro.
𝑴𝒂𝒚𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒖𝒏 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒆𝒄𝒉 𝒂𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑯𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝑵𝒆𝒙𝒕 𝑹𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝒊𝒏 2018
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐 𝑪𝒓𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒔: 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑵𝑬𝑻𝒏𝒈
Aside winning 2018 Headies Next Rated artist, Mayorkun has won other awards like.
i. City People award for most promising Act (2016)
ii. He won Headies Rookie of the year award (2016)
iii. His song 'Eleko' won Nigerian Teen Choice Award for New Song of the year (2016)
iv. He won Headies award for Hip Hop World Revelation (2019)
v. His song 'True' featuring Kizz Daniel won City People Music award for Best Collabo of the year (2019)
vi. He won Best Street-Hop artist at the 14th Headies Awards in February 2021
Mayorkun's house and cars
Mayorkun has recorded a huge success as a DMW singee. In 2018, barely two years after Mayorkun was signed to DMW, the singer bought his first mansion. Davido shared the good news on Snapchat, expressing his joy to be part of Mayorkun's success.
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐 𝑪𝒓𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒔: 𝑺𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒚𝒈𝒊𝒔𝒕
Also, Mayorkun seems to be a lover of cars. Aside the GAC SUV that was presented to him when he won the 2018 Headies Next Rated artist award, he also bought some expensive cars. Here are some of the cars he acquired under DWM label:
i. He bought Porche Panamera Turbo in 2018
iii. He bought Mercedes Benz CLA 250 AMG in 2019
ii. He bought a Range Rover in 2020
Without a doubt, Mayorkun career experienced a turnaround after he met Davido. The Osun born singer have released a lot of his songs under Davido's abel. His Mayor of Lagos album and Geng Extended Playlist was released under DMW, and he also worked with other musicians like Chike, Kidi, DJ Kaywise among others.
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