Singer Olamide inspired me – Mayorkun
The popular Nigerian singer, Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel, popularly known as Mayorkun, has revealed that iconic singer and rapper, Olamide inspired him.
Sharing a video of himself freestyling via Snapchat recently, the ‘Cheche’ crooner said Olamide inspired how he writes his music.
While acknowledging the YBNL boss’s influence in his penmanship, the former DMW signee said Baddo made him understand that good songwriting doesn’t necessarily have to be in English language.
He captioned the video, “Na Baddo [Olamide] make me know say pen game no be by English o! IYKVK.”
Naijahits recalls that Mayorkun came into the spotlight in 2016 after he released a cover of Davido’s ‘The Money’ single which featured Olamide and was discovered by the singer on X (formerly Twitter).
Davido signed him to his record label, DMW where he released his debut single, ‘Eleko’ and became an instant star.
Two years later, he won the highly coveted Next Rated category at The Headies which solidified his stardom.
In 2021, Mayorkun parted ways with Davido Music Worldwide, DMW.