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Mayorkun Biography: Early Life, Career, Education,Personal Life, Awards, Net Worth And Songs

Mayorkun Biography: Early Life, Career, Education,Personal Life, Awards, Net Worth And Songs
Mayorkun Biography: Early Life, Career, Education,Personal Life, Awards, Net Worth And Songs

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Mayorkun is the stage name used in the entertainment business by Mayowa Adewale (born March 23, 1994).

He is a multi-platinum-selling singer and composer with a number of top hits to his name.

He has a record deal with the Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) label. He gained notoriety after releasing his first single, Eleko, in 2016.

Early Life


The Adewales gave birth to Mayorkun in 1994. He hails from a family of artists.

His mother, Toyin Adewale, is a well-known Nollywood performer who has appeared in a number of Yoruba films. While Mr. Adewale, his father, is a film producer and an artist.
Mayorkun, the family’s only child, has two siblings (brothers). Ayo Freeman, his younger sibling through blood, is a member of the A&R (Artists and Repertoire) staff.

Despite being an Osun State native, he is a true-blue Lagos boy. He joined the church choir because of his passion for music. He learned to play the piano as he was honing his vocal abilities.

On the same day he left his banking position, he was signed to the DMW label.


Mayorkun, a talented pianist, performed a version of a famous song and uploaded the video to YouTube. The video went viral, attracting Davido’s attention. A few weeks later, Davido signed Mayorkun to his newly created music company, DMW.

Mayorkun released his first song, Eleko, in 2016, and it quickly garnered fame. Within 10 days, the song garnered over one million views on YouTube.

He followed this breakthrough with the songs Sade, Yawa, Love You Tire, Mama, and Bobo.

Mayor Of Lagos, his first album, was released in November 2018. Prior to the release of the record, he arranged his first national tour, dubbed the Mayor Of Lagos Concert. He visited numerous places in Nigeria and performed at over 35 universities.

Mayorkun has also been in other shows throughout the world. He and Davido played together at the Wireless Festival.

In 2020, he released the smash songs Geng and Of Lagos. The song was popular for months since it had become a street hymn.

He worked with Davido on his third studio album. He was featured on the smash song “The Best.”

As one of Nigeria’s prominent musicians, he has collaborated with major names like Mr Eazi, Yung John, Kizz Daniel, Joeboy, Yonda, Peruzzi, Dremo, T-Classic, The Flowolf, and Ichaba, among others.

In December 2020, he was nominated for Artiste Of The Year at the 14th Headies Awards.


At prestigious private schools in Lagos, Mayorkun completed his basic and secondary studies.

He is a University of Lagos graduate. He graduated from the university with a degree in accounting.

Personal Life

Mayorkun, the gorgeous artist, turned 28 on March 23rd. He is a Christian. He lives in an upmarket apartment and area in Lekki, Lagos. He has a collection of exotic vehicles.

He is now single, but it is predicted that he will start a meaningful relationship shortly. He is close to his labelmates Peruzzi, Dremo, Idowest, Yes Liya, Yonda, and Fresh VDM.


  • He won the Choice Song Of The Year at the Nigerian Teen Awards.
  • In 2016, he went home with the Rookie Of The Year award at the Headies Awards.
  • He also won the Most Promising Act award at the City People Entertainment Awards.
  • 2018 was a year of triple wins for Mayorkun because he won the Best Music Cover and Artiste Of The Year categories at the City People Entertainment Awards.
  • He was also the winner of the Next Rated Artiste award at the Headies Award.

Net Worth

Mayorkun, a multi-talented Nigerian musician, has an estimated net worth of $1.2 million.


  • Eleko
  • Yawa
  • Sade
  • Love You Tire
  • Mama
  • Posh
  • Bobo
  • Sope
  • Fantasy
  • Che Che
  • Up To Something
  • Geng
  • Of Lagos
  • True
  • Your Body
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