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Did You Know That Mayorkun Quit Banking Job For Music Career? See Details.

Goldencreator 06/28/2020

Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel professionally known as Mayorkun is a Nigerian singer and songwriter, signed to the HKN Gang record label. He was born on 24 March 1993 in Osun state, Nigeria to the Adewale family. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

He did his primary and secondary school education at Living – Spring Montessori and Hi-Grade College. He then proceeded to study accounting at the University of Lagos.

He rose to the limelight in 2016 with the release of the song “Eleko” which hit over 1 Million views on YouTube 9 days after it was published and also topped the iTunes chart as number one.

Mayorkun quit his banking job to pursue music as a career. He says that his dad was understanding when he told him about quitting his banking job for music. However, his mum would not hear of it. She had told him on several occasions that he should pursue his banking career. She changed her mind when Davido called him. She was there when Davido called him and she said: “wow this is big, maybe you should give it a trial”. Thereafter, Davido signed him up to his record label, the HKN Gang Label.

He won the 2016 Nigerian Teen Choice Award for Choice New Song of the Year, the City People Entertainment Award for Most Promising Act of the Year and The Headies ‘Rookie of the Year’ award.

Mayorkun decided to leave his bank job to search for another due to bad pay. when his cover video was spotted by Davido in February 2016. Davido followed him on Twitter and Instagram, after which Davido asked him if he can do more than play the keyboard. He got a call from Davido, on the same day he wrote his resignation letter and sent Davido some of the songs he already recorded. Davido decided to sign him to Davido Music Worldwide. Mayorkun released his first single under the label called "Eleko" in 2016. The video of the song gathered a million views in the first 10 days. Mayorkun has many singles including Yawa, Sade, Che Che, and Mama. In October 2018, he released singles "Posh" and "Fantasy" featuring Olu Maintain in anticipation of his first studio album titled "The Mayor of Lagos". The Mayor of Lagos was released on the 16th of November 2018. On December 1, 2018, it appeared on the Billboard World Albums chart, peaking at number.

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