Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel who is best known as Mayorkun is a Nigerian fast-growing singer, songwriter, performer, and media entertainer. He has a net worth of $1.8 million. The contemporary artist was first discovered by Davido on Twitter when he released a cover of Davido’s single “The Money”. He later signed a deal with Davido’s record label “Davido Music Worldwide” (DMW) in 2016 and released his debut single “Eleko” under the DMW imprint. He followed up with the release of his debut studio album “The Mayor of Lagos”, in November 2018.
Mayorkun is from Osun State. He was born on 23 March 1994. The singer is currently 26 as of 2020. He is the first child of three. The singer was just born under a lucky star, his mother is Toyin Adewale, a Nollywood actress, and his father, Sunday Adewale, is an artist and movie producer. His uncle Segun Adewale is also an artist.
Mayorkun went to Living-Spring Montessori in Lagos, Nigeria where he had his primary and secondary school education and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. He proceeded to Hi-Grade College in Lagos, Nigeria and obtained his West African Senior School Certificate.
Mayorkun grew a strong passion for music at a very young age and recorded music as he grew up in Osun state. His parents had him further his education to the university level, so he had to dismiss music so he could further his education into the University. He graduated from the University of Lagos with a degree in Accounting.
He got a job in a Nigerian bank which was not in line with his goal to become a musical artist. After struggling for some time in the banking industry, he tendered his resignation letter due to despicable payment. He left the banking industry and steered into the music industry in 2016.
He is married to Arifath Akifewa. He got married to his wife in 2015 and she is 7 months pregnant.
Mayorkun Net Worth 2020
Mayorkun’s net worth is $1.8 million. He is one of the richest and the most influential musical artists in the Nigerian music industry with an estimated net worth of $1.8 million.
He is a fast-rising Nigerian singer with tons of singles and deals with his name. His level of income reflects in the sort of house and cars he owns. Mayorkun is a lover of fancy houses and flashy cars. He got his first home in 2018, which costs about N200 million. AutoJosh records that he has the following cars;
- Porsche Panamera Turbo
- Mercedes Benz CLA250 AMG
- Range Rover
- Toyota Prado SUV
Majorly, his source of income lies in his show business and brand influence.
Mayorkun has also made a name and acquired many awards himself. In the year 2016, Mayorkun won the award for the choice song of the year. In the same year, he won the most promising act of the year. The same year saw him nominated for the best new talent award.
Finally, in the year 2016, he was nominated for the best new talent. He did a UK tour with Dremo, where he performed in six cities and also performed alongside his label boss, Davido at the wireless festival, all in 2018. He released a single, Betty Butter featuring Davido on 3rd July 2020. And the song has amassed over 7 million total streams across all platforms worldwide.
Mayorkun’s first single was released in 2013 with his friends from GBO. He quit his bank job to pursue a career in the music industry and got endorsed almost on the same day into Davido’s Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) record label almost the same day. His father gave him full support on his resolution to quit the bank job but his mother was strongly against such measures until Mayorkun was spotted by Davido.
He got the attention of Davido with a cover of Davido’s songs he published on the internet and was later signed into the HKN/DMW music label joining other musicians such as B. Red, Dremo, and Danagog.