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Mayorkun – The Mayor (Artist Review)



At some point last year, it felt like Mayorkun would be the hottest Nigerian act of 2020 and he could have, if he had released a body of work at the turn of the lockdown. He opened the year in clearly confident fashion as a young artist who had shed off the final vestiges of his young self. He took on the appearance of a man.

His experimentation with the Grime track, ‘Geng’ showed a man who was ready. He followed it up with yet another experimental effort in ‘Of Lagos.’ He followed that up with ‘Betty Butter’ and ‘Your Body.’ But more importantly, Mayorkun became the most potent feature of 2020 in Nigerian music.

He had matured into an artist who can consistently dominate as a feature while also guaranteeing visibility through streams.

He did that for Davido, Bad Boy Timz, Lil Frosh, Chike, Jamopyper, DJ Kaywise, ECool and more. His game got tighter and he went from a B-list artist into one who started showing A-list traits.


The Mayor was nominated for Best New Act in the City People Entertainment Awards.

In 2016, he won the Rookie of the Year, the Most Promising Act and the Nigerian Teen Choice Awards in The Headies and City People Entertainment Awards and the Choice New Song of the Year respectively.

Mayorkun won the Best New Act in the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2017.

2018, Best Music Cover, Artiste of the Year and Next Rated at the City People Entertainment Awards and The Headies respectively.

The year 2019, he won the Best R&B/Pop Album for ‘The Mayor of Lagos‘ and Hip Hop World Revelation at The Headies.

Apparently, the singer has not stopped counting his blessings years after coming in contact with Davido.