Mayorkun, the Nigerian singer, has revealed why he decided not to reveal the identity of his mum for years.


Born Adewale Mayowa, the singer is the son of Toyin Adewale, the Nollywood actress.

In a recent interview, Mayorkun said he did not talk about his mum’s identity for years because he never liked the fact that she is a popular actress.

The singer said he never wanted anyone to give him preferential treatment because of his affiliation with the Nollywood star.


“Growing up, my brother and I did not like the fact that our mom was a popular actress because we wanted freedom, but with her fame came fake attention and all,” he said.

“I hated being treated differently, not because you like me but because I am Toyin Adewale’s son.

“Even at my university, people did not know she was my mother for four years. I was intentional about this.


“My mom brought food to me at school once, and a girl saw her. I quickly ran to her to get what she came with, just so no one else saw her.

“Only my close friends who visited my house frequently knew who my mother was. So, I did not grow up as that boy who is an actress’ son.”

Mayorkun gained popularity after he released ‘Eleko’, his debut single, in 2016.

The singer has also received several accolades for his talent.


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