Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel, born on March 23, 1994, is a Nigerian artist known as Mayorkun. He is a singer, songwriter, and pianist. Recently, Mayorkun released a new single titled “Lose Control” and an EP named “Love.. For Free” containing five songs.
The themes of the EP revolve around love, energy, and preserving life force. Mayorkun’s earlier single, “Certified Loner (No Competition),” debuted in June 2022 and has garnered approximately eighteen million plays on Spotify.
Discovered by the Nigerian global Afrobeats star Davido in February 2016, Mayorkun was signed to Davido’s record label DMW from 2016-2021. This partnership eventually led to his major label deal with Sony Music West Africa.
Notably, Mayorkun has declared that he will not perform in Calabar again after an undisclosed item was stolen from him during a concert.
Wikipedia Profile and Background
|Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel
|Date of Birth:
|23 March 1994
|29 years old @ 2023
|State of Origin:
|Osun State, Nigeria
|Place of Birth:
Sony Music West Africa
|University of Lagos State
|Mother: Toyin Adewale (nollywood actress)
Father: Mr. Adewale (artist and movie producer)
Emmanuel Mayowa (Mayorkun) Adewale is well-known in the music industry. He is a singer and songwriter who has won awards and had several hit singles. He has a record deal with Davido Music Worldwide (DMW). After his first single, “Eleko,” came out in 2016, he became known.
How old Is Mayorkun? Age and Date of Birth
The Nigerian singer is currently at the age of 29 years old at 2023. He was born on March 23, 1994. He put out a cover of Davido’s song “The Money,” and the singer found out about it on Twitter. That was how Davido got connect to Mayorkun.
Where Is Mayorkun From? State of Origin
The singer, former BMW signee was born in Lagos State, Nigeria. But his state of Origin is Osun State, Nigeria. In November 2018, Mayorkun put out his first studio album, The Mayor of Lagos.
After he left DMW in 2021, Sony Music West Africa’s division put out “Let Me Know” and his second studio album, “Back in Office,” in October 2021.
Parents: Father and Mother
The Adewales had Mayorkun in 1994. He comes from a family of artists. Toyin Adewale, his mother, is a veteran Yoruba actress who has been in many Nollywood movies. His father, Mr. Adewale, is an artist and makes movies.
The Nigerian singer, is the first child in his family and has two other brothers and sisters. Ayo Freeman, who works as an A&R (Artists and Repertoire) person, is his younger brother.
How Mayorkun Started Singing
Because he liked music so much, he joined the choir at his church. He learned how to play the piano while he was getting better at singing. He quit his job as a banker the same day he got signed to the DMW record label.
Mayorkun went to the best private schools in Lagos for elementary and middle school. He went to the University of Lagos and got a degree there. He went to the school and got a degree in Accounting.
Is Mayorkun Married?
Most people don’t know that Nigerian singer Mayorkun has been secretly married for over five years. DNB Stories Africa has seen reports that the musician, who is 29 years old (as of 2022) has been quietly married to his longtime girlfriend, Arifath Akifewa, since 2015.
Even though he is said to be married, he still says in interviews that he is single and not in a relationship. He has said that Simi and Eva Alordiah are the kind of Nigerian women he would like to date when asked who he would like to date.
There are rumors that the singer decided not to tell the media about his marriage to protect his brand. Mayorkun has also always been known to keep his personal life out of the news.
Nigerian singer Mayorkun is said to be married to Arifath Akifewa. Reports say that Mayorkun and Arifath Akifewa have been married since 2015. This means that they have been together for more than five years.
Not surprisingly, the media still doesn’t have much to say about Mayorkun’s supposed wife. On the internet, there is no picture of the woman or of the two of them together.
At this point, it is not clear if Mayorkun and his wife have any kids. Some bloggers said that Mayorkun’s wife, Arifath Akifewa, was going to have a baby in late 2020, but the singer has never confirmed this, nor has he said anything about the birth of his child.
“The Mayor of Lagos” does not have a baby mama. This is common knowledge. If he does, he’s done a good job of keeping it secret. Mayorkun once said in his Snapchat story that his mother has always told him that she doesn’t like baby mamas and wants him to stay away from them.
In fact, Mayorkun has not been at the center of any relationship drama or controversy, which is different from other male celebrities his age. No one knows who the singer’s girlfriends were in the past or who he is dating now.
Mayorkun, who is a very good pianist, played a popular song on the piano and put a video of it online. The video got a lot of views and caught the attention of Davido. A few weeks later, Davido added Mayorkun to his new music label, DMW, which he had just started.
Mayorkun dropped his first single, Eleko, in 2016. It became popular quickly after it came out. The song was so popular that in just ten days, it had more than a million views on YouTube. The hit singles Sade, Yawa, Love You Tire, Mama, and Bobo came after this success.
Mayor of Lagos Album
In November 2018, he put out his first album, Mayor of Lagos. Before the album came out, he put on his first national tour, which he called the Mayor of Lagos Concert. He went to many places in Nigeria and performed in more than 35 colleges and universities.
Mayorkun has also been in a lot of shows outside of Japan. He shared a stage with Davido at the Wireless Festival. He released the hit singles Geng and Of Lagos in 2020. The song was popular for a long time because it became a street song.
He worked with Davido on the third studio album that Davido made. He was part of the hit song “The Best,” on which he sang. As one of the best artists in Nigeria, he has worked with big names like Mr. Eazi, Yung John, Kizz Daniel, Joeboy, Yonda, Peruzzi, Dremo, T-Classic, The Flowolf, Ichaba, and others.
Mayorkun, a Nigerian musician with many skills, is estimated to be worth $1.5 million. His labelmates Peruzzi, Dremo, Idowest, Yes Liya, Yonda, and Fresh VDM are all close friends.
Mayorkun, a very good-looking artist, turned 28 on March 23. He believes in Jesus. He lives in Lekki, Lagos, in a nice apartment and neighborhood.
He has a whole bunch of fancy cars. At the 14th Headies Awards, which took place in December 2020, he was up for Artiste of the Year.