Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel (born 23 March 1994), known professionally as Mayorkun, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and pianist. He released a cover of Davido’s “The Money” single and was discovered by the singer on Twitter. Mayorkun signed with Davido’s record label Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) in 2016; his debut single “Eleko” was released under the label. Mayorkun released his debut studio album The Mayor of Lagos in November 2018.
Mayorkun was born on 23 March 1994 in Osun State, Nigeria. He is the first child of three, born into a family of entertainers. His mother is a Nollywood actress and his father, an artist and movie producer. Mayorkun was part of the choir at a very young age where he, according to him, “learned the rudiments of music”. He has a degree in accounting from the University of Lagos, and was in a banking job before he was discovered in 2016.
Studio albums and EPs
- The Mayor of Lagos (2018)
- Geng (EP) (2020)
Mayorkun’s net worth is estimated to be $5 Million., according to the list of richest musicians in Africa & Net Worth 2021.