Mayorkun, the acclaimed music sensation, has opened up about the profound influence of iconic singer and rapper Olamide on his songwriting journey.
Sharing his thoughts in a candid video posted on Snapchat, Mayorkun shed light on the invaluable role Olamide played in shaping his artistic approach.
The video showcased Mayorkun freestyling with captivating lyrics and rhythms, demonstrating his immense talent. In the clip, he expressed his deep appreciation for Olamide’s impact on his songwriting style. According to Mayorkun, Olamide was instrumental in helping him realize that exceptional songwriting transcends language barriers and doesn’t have to be confined to the English language.
In his own words, Mayorkun captioned the video, “Na Baddo [Olamide] make me know say pen game no be by English o! IYKVK,” highlighting the vital lesson he learned from the YBNL boss.
“Olamide is my inspiration when it comes to Pen game”
– Mayorkun pic.twitter.com/tYrFrPKFVt
— OLAMIDE 🌸💖 (@Olamide0fficial) November 2, 2023
Mayorkun’s musical journey began in earnest in 2016 when he burst into the spotlight with his impressive cover of Davido’s hit single, ‘The Money,’ which featured Olamide. Remarkably, his talent was discovered by none other than Davido.
Recognizing Mayorkun’s immense potential, Davido promptly signed him to his renowned record label, DMW. It was under the DMW banner that Mayorkun released his debut single, ‘Eleko,’ an instant hit that catapulted him to stardom.
Two years later, Mayorkun’s meteoric rise reached new heights when he clinched the highly coveted Next Rated category at The Headies Awards. This accolade solidified his status as one of Nigeria’s most promising and talented artists.
In a significant development in 2021, Mayorkun decided to part ways with Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), signaling a new chapter in his career. As he continues to evolve as an artist and songwriter, Mayorkun’s acknowledgment of Olamide’s influence is a testament to the enduring impact of mentorship and the rich tapestry of Nigerian music.