Plucked from relative obscurity in 2016, Mayorkun became a fast-rising star in Nigeria’s Afrobeats scene.
∙ While working at a bank, Mayorkun posted a cover video of Davido’s “The Money” and was then contacted by the Nigerian-American Afrobeats star, who quickly signed him to his label.
∙ His debut single “Eleko” earned him Rookie of the Year honors at the 2016 edition of The Headies, an awards show recognizing outstanding achievement in Nigeria’s music industry.
∙ The Mayor of Lagos, his 2018 debut LP, reached No. 15 on Billboard’s World Albums chart and won the Best R&B/Pop Album award at The Headies.
∙ Davido teamed up with Mayorkun on 2018’s “Bobo” (one of several hit singles from The Mayor of Lagos), and the two joined forces again on the 2020 smash “Betty Butter.”
∙ A frequent collaborator, he has worked alongside fellow Nigerian artists Mr Eazi and Kizz Daniel, along with UK rapper Ms Banks.