September 24, 2021

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Mayorkun- Nigerian Artiste of the Year 2020.

I remember back in the year 2016 when Mayorkun released his first ever single under DMW, the Puffy Tee produced "Eleko", I gave the song a negative review.  Four years later, Mayorkun is one of the hottest Artistes out of Nigeria and has remained consistent ever since, from his breakout year till this very moment. 

In fact , it is safe to say that Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel, popularly known as Mayorkun, is the Nigerian Artiste of the year 2020.

Fresh off the release of his "Up to something" song, which trended on Twitter after his search for the chosen "100", a term for the hundred ladies he used in the video, Mayorkun released the first hit single of 2020 in February titled " Geng".

The song soon became a smash hit landing him deals with Stanbic IBTC and some other brands, as well as covers from top Naija rappers like Ycee, Vector and MI abaga and even a "Geng" remix EP that featured the African, UK and Naija versions of the Song. 

The "Geng" phrase soon became a popular catch phrase on social media and became Mayorkun's  first major drill/Grime Hit.

Following up the release of Geng, experimental Mayorkun did not relent and decided to move to the House / Amapiano type of music with the release of "Of Lagos". 

Getting additional vocals from his brother "Freeman" and a stellar Fresh VDM production, Mayorkun chants "Of Lagos" repeatedly on the amapiano-influenced track, releasing a video detailing his typical life as a celebrity and the self acclaimed Mayor of Lagos.

Mayorkun finally gained control of the music scene with his stellar features, delivering the best guest verses from a Nigerian artiste this year. From Chike - "If You No Love ", to BadBoyTimz - "MJ remix", Zoro's Two, Jamopyper - "If no be You", Dapo turbuna - "See Finish" , Davido - "The Best" and "Betty butter", Tclassic - "Where You Dey", Dremo - "E Be Things" and DJ Kaywise "What type of dance". All the songs / features by Mayorkun this year have been HITS. 

Coupled with his viral snapchat videos, music covers and comic behind the scenes footage of studio recordings, Mayorkun has warmed his heart into the minds of millions of Nigerians reaffirming the fact that indeed, he is the Nigerian artiste of 2020.
Adeleke ‘S.A’ Oluwaseun